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Bring your Entries for the Watermelon Festival Big Melon Contest by Friday June 28th

Watermelon in Field

The 64th  Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 29th, 2019.  We are looking for watermelon entries for contribution to our Big Melon Contest and Auction.

Entries must be brought to the Washington County Agricultural Center, 1424 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL, no later than 4:30pm on Friday, June 28th.  

Winners of the contest will be announced prior to the scheduled Saturday auction at 12:00pm and will subsequently be auctioned off along with all other melon entries. Champion, Reserve Champion and individual class winners will receive a monetary premium courtesy of the Panhandle Watermelon Festival committee. In addition, winners will be released to local news media outlets.

Please call the Washington County Ag Center at 850-638-6180  or email Matthew Orwat at mjorwat@ufl.edu with your varieties and total number of melons you plan to submit. This will help us plan space and allow us to better organize the contest.

 

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