112th Annual Melon Days Festival

September 14 – 15, 2018

with pre-events September 8th


Melon Queen and Princess Pageants

The Pageants kick off the Melon Days Celebration each year. This year the pageants will be held the weekend prior to Melon Days.

Queen & Princess Pageant – September 8th

The pageant will be held at the JWP Museum at 7:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased for $5 per ticket at the door.

The Green River Melon Days Queen Scholarship Pageant contestants must be between the ages of 15 and 24, reside, work or attend school in Green River for six months prior to the pageant, and be a legal resident of the United States. A contestant represents that she is of good moral character.

The Princess Pageant contestants must be between the ages of 4 – 14 and be a resident of Green River, Utah.


Melon Cruise Car Show

The car show will also be the weekend prior to Melon Days at OK Anderson City Park.

Saturday September 8, 2018. Melon Cruise 10:30 am, Show Time 11:00 – 3:00 pm.

For more information on how to register contact Charlene (435) 813-2961 or


3-Man Scramble Tournament

Friday, September 14th at 9:00 am
$225.00 per team (includes green fees and cart)

35% of combined handicaps
No more than 10 between partners
Max handicap 24
UGA or established handicap required
Call 435-564-8882 for more information.


Concert by Jeff Keele Band

September 14th at the John Wesley Powell River History Museum at 7:00 pm in the museum theater.

Each tickets is $5 at the door.


Melon Run

Saturday, September 15, 2018
Entry fee: $20
All runners will receive a Melon Run t-shirt.
Click to download Melon Run Entry Form MelonRun entry form.


Scout Pancake Breakfast

The local Boy Scout Patrol 289 is again doing their Pancake breakfast.

OK Anderson Park at the pavilion (in the middle of town)

When: Saturday, September 15 from 7:00 – 9:00 am

Please come and support the Boy Scouts in their effort to raise money for camps and outdoor adventures!


Melon Days Parade

The parade will be on Saturday morning September 15th, starting on or around 10:00 am. The parade lineup will be at the City Maintenance Building (545 West Main) across from NAPA and will end at the Book Cliff Lodge (735 East Main). Please line up by 9:30 am.

We hope that you will come and join us. Download the parade application below. We look forward to having you there!

For parade applications click here Melon Days parade form.


Melon Queens and Princesses Perform

The Melon Queens and Princesses will perform their talents at the city park at noon on Saturday, September 15th.


Melon Days Fun Shoot

Saturday, September 15, 2018. Starting at noon.

Green River Shooting Range
For all adults and youth who are graduates of Hunters Education

One round of trap for $5. Shells not included.
3-Gun Shoot is free of charge.

For more information call Walt Maldonado at 435-820-8147

Sponsored by the City of Green River and Utah Division of Wildlife Resources


Softball Tournament

Men’s & Coed

September 14th – 15th

Entry Fee:

Field A: New Complex – No Lights
Field B: New Complex – Lights
Field C: City Park Field – Lights

Teams must be registered.
Standard USSSA Rules Apply
Special rules will be posted at all fields.
Three game guarantee.
Games will be 7 innings or 1 hour which ever comes first

For questions and to register, contact Brandy Carter at or 801-573-3137.


Square Dancing

Friday, September 14th from 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 15th from 8:00 – 10:30 pm

$6 per person per dance
Raffle, door prizes and lots of fun

Contact: Richard & Rose Marie Van Dyke – 435-979-8434


Melon Games & Melon Carving Contest

Melons to be entered on the Melon Carving Contest must be at the Park City/Registration Booth by Saturday morning at 9:00 am. They will be judged by the people at the celebration voting for their favorite carving from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. The peoples choice winner will receive a cash prize.

Melon Games will take place in the park from 1:00 – 3:00 pm on the hour. There will be a melon spitting contest, melon eating contest, and a melon carry/three legged race contest. The winners of these contests will also receive a cash prize.


Concert by Code Blue Revival

The Concert will be in the park at 6:00 pm on Saturday, September 15th. (This is a free concert.)