111th Annual Melon Days Festival September 15-16, with pre-events September 8,9, and 13

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.

Princess Pageant – September 8

Queen Pageant – September 9

Both pageants will be held at Green River High School at 7pm.

Tickets can be purchase from Green City Hall: $5 per ticket/ $8 if you buy tickets for both pageants

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.

Saturday September 9th, 2017 : 10:30am Melon Cruse, Show Time 11:00 – 3:00pm

At the OK Anderson Green River City Park

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

Community Day

September 13, 2017 at OK Anderson City Park, 6:00pm

This is a activity for the residents of Green River. There will be a meal provided by one of our local food establishments and games for the kids. The carnival and bounce houses also open September 13th.

3-Man Scramble Tournament

Friday, 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 King’Trio

Friday night, Sept 15 at the John Wesley Powell River History Museum

Starts at 7pm in the museum theater

Tickets are $5 each at the door.

Melon Run

Saturday, September 16, 2017
Entry fee: $15
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)

Saturday during Melon Days
Starting at 7am – 9am

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 16th, starting on or around 10am. 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.

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, Sept 16.

Melon Days Fun Shoot

Saturday, starts 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

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

Square Dancing

Friday 7-10pm
Saturday 8-10:30pm

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

Frank & Stacey Johanson – 435-979-7221 or 435-979-1287
Richard & Rose Marie Van Dyke – 435-529-7612 or 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 9am. They will be judged by the people at the celebration voting for their favorite carving from 9am – 4pm. The peoples choice winner will receive a cash prize.

Melon Games will take place in the park from 1 – 3pm 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.

Pre-concert opening act – Split Second

This is a local group from Price, Utah and will preform at the city park from 3:30 – 5:00pm

Concert by Mary Kaye

The Concert will be in the park at 6pm on Saturday, this is a free concert.

Mary Kaye is an internationally acclaimed and multiple award winning singer-songwriter who tours extensively with her unique brand of western roots music. She is a native born Texan and as a young woman ventured off to Utah where she “married her a cowboy.” Their family has deep Western roots that go back six generations and reside in the small town of Escalante, a 140 year old ranching community in southern Utah. The authenticity of her music emerges from being a mother of cowboys and horse trainers, caring for livestock, ranch work, and a life in one of the most remote places in the Western United States. Mary Kaye combines traditional trail songs with fresh, contemporary material, and award winning originals. Of note is her 2016 Wrangler Award from The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum for her song, Ride A Wide Circle as well as a Spur Award from the Western Writers of America for her Butch Cassidy tune, “Any Name Will Do.” Her distinguished songwriting and vocal abilities combined with her magnetic stage presence, beautiful guitar playing, and fun sense of humor make for memorable performances (