Texas Forts Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

De Leon: Peach and Melon Festival

In 1914, De Leon's first Peach and Melon Festival was held, a tradition that still draws crowds each August. The Festival has four evenings and a weekend of activities including entertainers, unique family events, a street parade, an old-fashioned carnival, and lots of good-tasting watermelon, arts and crafts exhibits, and local food vendors. Auxiliary events connected with the Festival include an earth-shaking tractor pull, one of Texas' best bike rides, a sanctioned "42" tournament and a downtown celebration.


  • Downtown
  • De Leon, Texas
  • 79508



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