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Louisiana Watermelon Festival, Farmerville, LA, July 23-25, 2009

Grab a Slice of Summer at the Louisiana Watermelon Festival. From seed spitting to melon eating, the largest melon contest, melon decorating, and the melon auction, watermelons will take over the small town of Farmerville for three fun-filled days. Thousands are expected to convene on the streets of Farmerville as the Watermelon Festival celebrates summer with great live music, classic backyard food as well as other favorites, and a colorful mix of good time games, craft booths and activities for adults and children alike. The 46th Annual Louisiana Watermelon Festival will be held from July 23rd – July 25th, 2009 and admission to the Festival is FREE for all.

The Annual Louisiana Watermelon Festival takes place in Farmerville, Louisiana, and was founded by the Farmerville Jaycees. The very first Louisiana Watermelon Festival was held during the weekend of July 26-27, back in 1963. In fact, the Festival has been such a success, that it has been named one of the Top Twenty Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society.

The Festival begins each year with the first half of the Miss Watermelon Pageant, which is one of the longest continual running pageants in the state. The Thursday night pageant categories include the Baby Miss, Tiny Miss, Little Miss and Junior Miss contestants. This is followed by a Friday night street dance, featuring a live band, great food and a variety of great booths to shop at. Be sure to also stop by the Jaycee tent to purchase your official Louisiana Watermelon Festival T-Shirts and Posters. You can also visit the Festival Shirt and Festival Poster pages for more information, and to see this year's designs, as well as past designs. Saturday activities begin early in the morning, from the parade, to watermelon eating, seed spitting and auctioning, arm wrestling, and we even have a motorcycle poker run! The Festival is concluded each year with the crowning of the new Miss Louisiana Watermelon Festival on Saturday night. If you are looking for specific information about the Festival, be sure to visit our website for ease in finding what you want to know.

Grab a Slice of Summer at the Louisiana Watermelon Festival. From seed spitting to melon eating, the largest melon contest, melon decorating, and the melon auction, watermelons will take over the small town of Farmerville for three fun-filled days. Thousands are expected to convene on the streets of Farmerville as the Watermelon Festival celebrates summer with great live music, classic backyard food as well as other favorites, and a colorful mix of good time games, craft booths and activities for adults and children alike. The 46th Annual Louisiana Watermelon Festival will be held from July 23rd – July 25th, 2009 and admission to the Festival is FREE for all.

The Annual Louisiana Watermelon Festival takes place in Farmerville, Louisiana, and was founded by the Farmerville Jaycees. The very first Louisiana Watermelon Festival was held during the weekend of July 26-27, back in 1963. In fact, the Festival has been such a success, that it has been named one of the Top Twenty Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society.

The Festival begins each year with the first half of the Miss Watermelon Pageant, which is one of the longest continual running pageants in the state. The Thursday night pageant categories include the Baby Miss, Tiny Miss, Little Miss and Junior Miss contestants. This is followed by a Friday night street dance, featuring a live band, great food and a variety of great booths to shop at. Be sure to also stop by the Jaycee tent to purchase your official Louisiana Watermelon Festival T-Shirts and Posters. You can also visit the Festival Shirt and Festival Poster pages for more information, and to see this year's designs, as well as past designs. Saturday activities begin early in the morning, from the parade, to watermelon eating, seed spitting and auctioning, arm wrestling, and we even have a motorcycle poker run! The Festival is concluded each year with the crowning of the new Miss Louisiana Watermelon Festival on Saturday night. If you are looking for specific information about the Festival, be sure to visit our Site Map for ease in finding what you want to know.

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Take a look at the many events for you to enjoy at the Louisiana Watermelon Festival!

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      Watermelon Hunt
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      Best Decorated Window Contest
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      Baby Photo Contest
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      Pet Photo Contest
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      Treasure Hunt
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      Union Parish Voters League Banquet
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      Baby, Tiny, Little and Junior Miss Pageant
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      Tennis Tournament
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      2009 Festival Opening Ceremony
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      Friday Arts, Crafts, Food Vendors, Games and Amusements
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      Best Dressed Watermelon
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      Tricycle and Bicycle Races
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      Arm Wrestling
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      Watermelon Eating
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      Watermelon Seed Spitting
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      Introduction of Miss Louisiana Watermelon Contestants and Queens
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      Street Dance
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      Watermelon Growers' Breakfast
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      Golf Tournament
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      5K Run
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      Saturday Arts, Crafts, Food Vendors, Games and Amusements
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      Watermelon Quality Contest
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      Watermelon Size Contest
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      Louisiana Melon Run (Motorcycle Poker Run)
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      Textile Exhibit
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      Parade
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      Watermelon Auction
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      Introduction of Miss Louisiana Watermelon Contestants, Reigning Queens and Visiting Queens
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      Watermelon Storytime and Craft
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      Outstanding Teen, Teen Princess and Miss Watermelon Pageant

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