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  • 29th Annual Watermelon Festival

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    Name: 29th Annual Watermelon Festival
    Date: July 20, 2018 - July 21, 2018
    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

    7/19 THURSDAY
    • ​Carnival Opens 
    7/20  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
    7/21 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

    9:30 PM

    • ​Raffle Drawing - Depot Park
    12:00 AM
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    Location:
    Hempstead Gazebo Park and Hempstead Depot Park
    Date/Time Information:
    Friday, July 20, 2017, 5:00 pm -11:30 pm
    Saturday, July 21, 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 TBD
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