Are you a great singer but are still waiting for your big break? Do you think you have what it takes to win over an audience and win the right to open for Diamond Rio during the Hope Watermelon Festival? Then you may have what it takes to be Watermelon Idol.


Limited to 20 entrances. First come, first served.
Preliminary Round:  Thursday, August 8, 4:30 p.m. – Farmer’s Bank Stage at Hope Fair Park
Final Round:  Saturday, August 10, 6:00 p.m. – Hope Fair Park CMC Steel Concert Stage
Sound system is provided with plugin capabilities.

3rd place – $50 & Trophy
2nd place – $150 & Trophy
1st place – $300, open for Diamond Rio at the Festival Concert, & Trophy

1.) No previous winners are allowed to enter the competition.
2.) There are no separate categories for individual and group acts or age.
3.) The top 5 acts based on judges scores will make it to the final round.
4.) No arguing with or harassing the judges will be tolerated.
5.) If you are late for your time slot, you will be disqualified.
6.) Contestants must provide their own instruments and/or soundtracks.