McDade enjoys a sweet time at Watermelon Festival Posted in: LifestylePhoto Gallery Visitors came to McDade on Saturday to enjoy the 71st annual Watermelon Festival, which included a parade, a car show, watermelon-eating and seed-spitting contests and a watermelon auction benefitting the community. ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!