a real texas town since 1863

Stockdale has celebrated what is known as the "Watermelon Jubilee" since 1937. The annual event remains today one of oldest watermelon celebrations in Texas and harks back to a time when this crop was a staple of Stockdale's economy. Bands, a parade and outdoor cooking make a fun time for all! Mark your calendar.

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annual watermelon jubilee

It's no surprise that Stockdale has been referred to as a "place of opportunity". Full of history and character, Stockdale shares a laid-back charm that makes you feel like a local – no matter where you are from. 

2019 Stockdale Watermelon Jubilee

Third Full Weekend of June

history

"Come in a visitor...leave a local!"

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Stockdale's past is full of stories, legends and characters. What started as a railroad stop in the late 1800's eventually grew into a bustling town that included four churches, a school, two mills, two blacksmith shops, two general stores, a grocery store and a drugstore. Other industries sprang up including a planing mill that manufactured furniture and cabinets. Today you can still see the historic Victorian architecture reflected through out the town. Visit Texas State Historical association website for more information on Stockdale's vibrant history by clicking here.