• 29th Annual Watermelon Festival

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

    7/19 THURSDAY

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

    7/20  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
    8:00 PM - 12:00 AM - Friday Night Band

    7/21 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
    11:00 AM - Magic Show, Gazebo Park
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Live Band Performing, Depot Park
    1:30 PM
    • Watermelon Eating Contest, Gazebo Park
    • Seed Spitting Contest, Gazebo Park
    2:00 PM - ​Watermelon Auction, Gazebo Park
    3:00 PM - Magic Show, Depot 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
    Location:
    Hempstead Gazebo Park and Hempstead Depot Park
    Date/Time Information:
    Friday, July 20, 2018, 5:00 PM -11:30 PM
    Saturday, July 21, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 AM

    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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