"Home of the Peach & Melon Festival"
Welcome to De Leon, Texas
De Leon was established on July 7, 1881 and named as such because of its close location to the Leon River. The first building in the new town was a general store built by E. N. Waldrup. Other businesses quickly followed, including a grocery store, saloon, restaurant, meat market, blacksmith shop, steam powered grist mill and a cotton gin. Cotton was originally the most important crop in the area, but by 1915, peanuts and oil led the economy. De Leon has been known for its popular Peach & Melon Festival since 1914. De Leon offers all of its 2,400 residents a peaceful, safe quality of life and is known as “The Busiest Town, Friendliest People.”
Upcoming Events & Community Spotlight
Chamber Meet & Greet
When: Monday, September 26th at 6:30 pm
Where: Horner Barber Shop at 149 N. Texas Street
Snacks & Drinks provided. See you there!
Flyer: View/Print Flyer
Ribbon Cutting for The Snow Shack July 6th at 1pm.
648 W. Navarro, De Leon, TX 76444
107th Annual Peach and Melon Festival 2022
Check here regularly for more information on Festival Events!
Visit the Peach & Melon Festival Website!
De Leon is ready to celebrate our 107th annual Peach & Melon Festival. Don’t miss the Golden Saturday events immediately following the parade downtown. This year the parade will start at 9:00 am.
Outside vendors will be set up along Reynosa, Gonzales and Hwy 16. Inside vendors will be set up inside the City Hall auditorium with air conditioning and public restrooms.
There will be retail vendors, craft booths, food vendors, music and entertainment including a Vintage Car Show, BBQ Cook-off, Cornhole Tournament, and much more. The Seed Spitting Contest will be at 1:00pm. Watermelon Slicing is free for everyone at 3:00pm.
The De Leon Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture invites you to
Join us for GOLDEN SATURDAY August 6, 2022!
Golden Saturday Vendor Registration
If you would like to be a vendor at the Golden Saturday event, please print and return the vendor registration form, along with your vendor fee, to:
De Leon Chamber of Commerce
125 S. Texas St., De Leon, TX 76444.
Call the Chamber for more information: 254-979-5083.
View / Print: Vendor Registration Form
View / Print Official Entry Form: BBQ Cook-Off 2022
Classic Car Show
View / Print: Classic Car Show Flyer - Entry Form
Golden Saturday Cornhole Tournament
Where: Reynosa Street next to the Blue Moon
When: Saturday, August 6th from 11:00 – 4:00
Hosted by: Sergio Portillo with Texas Ace Hole Baggers
Competitive and Backyard divisions
Golden Saturday Costume Contest
Bust out your costumes for Golden Saturday’s Costume Contest.
Kids, Babies, Adults, and even Pets!
Country Christmas &
The goal of The De Leon Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture is to promote products and services that the De Leon area has to offer, as well as encourage civic and social development, and increase retail business activity.
Board Members 2022