Cantaloupe Festival

Nancy Long, Cantaloupe Festival committee chair (front row, right), thanks platinum sponsors of the Virginia Cantaloupe Festival including (from left) Wendy Bass and Kelly McAbee, Carter Bank & Trust; (second row) Mark and Ann Dalton, Terry of South Boston; Sandra Stone, WAKG/WBTM; and Brian Burton, J.E. Burton Construction.

Platinum sponsors of the Virginia Cantaloupe Festival invite residents to attend the biggest party of the summer from 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 27 at Berry Hill Resort and Conference Center.

This year, guests will get to pick between barbecue, pizza, burgers, fries, bologna burgers, brisket and fried chicken. Each food truck is crafting a menu specifically for the festival. Attendees can visit D&D Skins for Reese Farm’s fresh corn and cantaloupe with ice cream to go along with their dinner. Check out the Virginia Cantaloupe Festival Facebook page to see menus as they are released.

There will not be a shortage of refreshing drinks at the 41st Cantaloupe Festival. Festival sponsor Bud Light and Budweiser will have tasty drinks on tap. This year, attendees will get to select from craft beers, Bud Light, Budweiser and Michelob Ultra.

For those who don’t enjoy beer, also included are Bold Rock ciders, Tiki Sangria, seltzers and orange smash and vodka mule samples. Nonalcoholic options include Pepsi products and water.

The 2021 Virginia Cantaloupe Festival is hosted by Halifax County Chamber of Commerce and presented by Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital and URW Community Federal Credit Union. Tickets for the festival are $35 and may be purchased at the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce, Halifax County-South Boston Visitor Center, URW South Boston or online at