28th Annual Watermelon Festival

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Name: 28th Annual Watermelon Festival
Date: July 14, 2017 - July 15, 2017
Event Description:

Click any link below for printable forms:
Vendor Form | BBQ Cook-Off Form | Jr. BBQ Cook-Off Form Parade Entry Form | Quilt Show Rule and Form | Queen's Court Application | Queen's Court Rules | Sponsorships | What-A-Melon Coloring Sheet

7/13 THURSDAY
  • ​Carnival Opens 
7/14  FRIDAY
  • Carnival Opens 5:00 PM
  • Jr. BBQ Cook-Offs 6:00 PM
  • Street Dance Depot Park 7:00 PM
  • Friday Night Band 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
7/15 SATURDAY

9:00 AM 
  • Watermelon Festival Parade
  • Quilt Show Starts
  • Vendors Open
​10:30
  • Opening Ceremonies - Gazebo Park
  • Queen Coronation
  • Parade Awards
11:30 AM 
  • BBQ Judging Starts - Gazebo Park
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Live Band Performing - Depot Park
1:30 PM
  • Watermelon Eating - Seed Spitting Contest Starts
2:00 PM
  • ​Watermelon Auction
5:00 PM
  • BBQ Cook-Off Awards
8:45 PM
  • Stop Selling Raffle Tickets
9:00 PM -12:00 AM
  • ​​​​Street Dance Depot Park - The Brown Sugar Band

9:30 PM

  • ​Raffle Drawing - Depot Park
12:00 AM
  •    Shutdown









             

 

Event Sponsors:
  • Cajun Ready Mix
  • Edmonds Insurance
  • NewWave Communications
  • The City of Hempstead
  • Styers Construction Company, Inc.
  • Di Iorio Farms & Roadside Market
  • Brookshire Brothers
  • Prosperity Bank
  • Fuel Express
  • Tegeler Used Cars
  • Homeland Title
  • LBC Media
Location:
Hempstead Gazebo Park and Hempstead Depot Park
Date/Time Information:
Friday, July 14, 2017, 5:00 pm -11:30 pm
Saturday, July 15, 2017, 8:30 am - 11:30 pm

Saturday morning free concert.
Music by TBD.

Free street dance Friday evening.
Music by TBD.

Free street dance Saturday afternoon.


Free street dance Saturday evening.
Music by Brown Sugar
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