Watermelon Festival begins Friday

Published: Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 12:24 PM.

The Watermelon Festival Parade is at 10 a.m. in downtown Chipley on Saturday, and at 11 a.m. festivities continue at the Washington County Agricultural Center, beginning with a concert by Crossroads at 11 a.m. The Queen Introduction will be at 11:45 and the annual Watermelon Auction begins at noon at the Ag Center.

Bluegrass group Dailey and Vincent will perform at 1:30 p.m. to conclude the event. There will also be arts and crafts vendors set up at the Ag Center on Saturday. Admission to all the Ag Center events is free.

“We’re trying to also provide more attractions for kids,” Peel said. Besides the perennial favorites of watermelon rolling and seed spitting contests, there will be bounce houses, face painting and of course free watermelon at the festival on Friday.

“It’s going to be a big weekend, and we’re all looking forward to it,” Peel said. “Come out and enjoy, there’ll be something for everyone.”



Friday events at Pals Park in Chipley:

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