10 Annual

    Watermelon Festival

    Annual watermelon festival will be held again this year in Kamyshin. Bright and mellow holiday each year attract more than 30 thousand guests.


    26-27 of August we invite you to participate in the 10th anniversary festival! Interactive grounds, fair, activities and competitions, grand watermelon parade,  “flying slices”, free tasting “watermelon glutton” sailing regatta and other interesting things will be waiting for you these days in Kamyshin.


    According to the local legeng Peter the First will start the opening ceremony as the main watermelon festival taster! Later in the city park you will see the exposition of melon scarecrows, amazing tricks from masters of bike trial, song and dance program and will be able to take part in different flash mobs, master-classes, quests and other fascinating activities!


    Additional festival place will be open at the second day in the park Topolki. Concerts, free watermelon tasting, sport competitions, canoe sailing and new attractive and cool contest "Flying slices", organized by internet-provider Apricot on the temporary prier with ramp.


    Welcome to the Watermelon Festival in Kamyshin!


    Its true


    More than 60 ton of watermelon annually are eaten up and given as a gifts in different competitions.

    Festivalival History

    Once at 1722 Peter the Great flotilla headed for Persian military campaign made a visit to Kamyshin (At that time called Dmitrievsk). Governor treated Peter the First to a sweet watermelon. Tsar liked it a lot and later he ordered to make a cooper watermelon on the Mint and put it on the Town hall spire. This legend became the foundation for the Kamyshin Watermelon Festival that had been held here for the first time at 2007.

    Do you know?


    That Russian word for watermelon called as “Arbuz” was founded from the word “Harbuza”. Its definition in some Iran languages literally means “cucumber as big as donkey”.

    Watermelon Festival Program

    Anniversary Watermelon Festival will last for two days – August, 26-27. Komsomolskaya Square and Recreation City Park will be the main places on the first day. Second day will start in the City Park «Topolki» where at first time will be held contest “Flying Slices”. Welcome everyone!

    A Few Words About Benefits of Watermelon


    Watermelon may be one of the most appropriately named fruits. It's a melon that's 98 percent water. Watermelon is a low-calorie, hydrating fruit that is a natural high antioxidant food, plus a source of vitamins and minerals that can help fight inflammation, free radical damage and prevent a number of serious illnesses.

    How To Get To Kamyshin?

    Kamyshin is a city in Volgograd Oblast, Russia, located on the right bank of the Volgograd Reservoir of the Volga River, in the estuary of the Kamyshinka River. It is situated between two big cities - Volgograd and Saratov.
    You can get there by car, train or sailing charter. If you are interesting in Kamyshin Watermelon Festivalival just let us know!.


    Contact information:


    phone: +7 (84457) 5-00-76
    e-mail: info@arbuzfest.ru
    More information is available in the full version of the website.



    Watermelon Records


    The heaviest watermelon weighs 159 kg and was grown by Chris Kent (USA) of Sevierville, Tennessee, USA, as verified by the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth on 4 October 2013.

    About web-site

    It is an official web-site of Watermelon Festival in Kamyshin. Its am is to popularize Watermelon Festival and give information about its program, conditions of participation for guests and partners.