But you know it’s summer in Union Parish when you ride down Hwy. 33 and you see the big watermelon red crepe myrtles in bloom. Now, it’s summer!
And with that, you know the annual Louisiana Watermelon Festival in Farmerville is not far behind.
This year’s 52nd annual event will begin on Friday, July 24. It is sponsored by the Farmerville Jaycees.
There’s a tennis tournament, arm wrestling contest, watermelon eating and seed spitting contest, street dance and all kinds of things in between.
There’s some serious watermelon stuff, too. Like a grower’s breakfast who compete for the largest and sweetest watermelon titles. The Saturday auction of the prize melons is a serious event, too. A 9 a.m. Saturday parade is always a highlight and vendors are available for food and games throughout the weekend. There’s also a Miss Watermelon pageant with categories for all ages. And more. Don’t forget to pick up your festival t-shirt in daisy or heather gray! There is also a commemorative poster available
Check out all the details online:
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