Come to Washington County Florida to celebrate the Watermelon at the 57th annual Watermelon Festival !
Watermelon harvest in the central Florida Panhandle is actually a week or two late, but there will be plenty of melons at the Festival
This slight delay in harvest is due to the near 100 degree temperatures and lack of pollinators present. Flowers have been closing early in the day due to heat, and this further reduces pollination. Pollination conditions have improved as temperatures have eased off the near 100 degree mark. Watermelons are running and flowering well due to the plentiful recent rains. In Washington and Holmes counties, melon cutting should begin sometime between June 20th and June 26th.