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30th Annual Watermelon Festival

  • 19 Jul 2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • 20 Jul 2019
  • 11:59 PM
  • Hempstead Gazebo Park and Hempstead Depot Park

7/18 THURSDAY

5:00 PM - ​Carnival Opens, 11th and Main St.

7/19 FRIDAY

5:00 PM - Carnival Opens, 11th and Main St.
6:00 PM - Jr. BBQ Cook-Off, Gazebo Park
7:00 PM - Street Dance, Depot Park

7/20 SATURDAY

9:00 AM

  • Watermelon Festival Parade, Austin St.
  • Quilt Show Starts, City Hall
  • Vendors Open, Downtown

​10:30 AM

  • Opening Ceremonies, Gazebo Park
  • Queen Coronation, Gazebo Park
  • Parade Awards, Gazebo Park
  • BBQ Judging Starts, Fire Station

1:30 PM

  • Watermelon Eating Contest, Gazebo Park
  • Seed Spitting Contest, Gazebo Park

2:00 PM - ​Watermelon Auction, Gazebo Park
5:00 PM - BBQ Cook-Off Awards, Depot Park
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 - Shutdown

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