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Join Us For the Final Day of 42nd Annual Hope Watermelon Festival

By Staff, 08/11/18 8:29 AM

The Saturday only vendors are currently getting set up inside the coliseum. Stop by for the final day of the 42nd Annual Hope Watermelon Festival.

Now-2:00 Civitan Antique and Classic Car Show
9:00 – Rusty Wheels Antique Engine Show Opens
9:00 – Vendors and Exhibitors Open
9:00 – 3:00 – CMA Motorcycle Show
9:00 – 11:00 – Fishing Derby
Kidz Zone activities all day!
9:30 – Money in the Haystack
9:30 – Noon – Run! Jump! Throw! (for kiddos) (Legion Field)
10:00 – Watermelon by the slice opens
10:00 – Headstart F.A.C.T. Story time Tent Opens
10:30 – Politically Correct Watermelon Eating Contest (BancorpSouth Stage) followed by the Watermelon Weigh Off and Auction (Big Tent)
10:30 -11:30 – Nighthawk on Hope Auto and Farmers Bank Stage
Noon – Watermelon Eating Contest (BancorpSouth Stage)
1:00 – Taekwondo Demonstration – (BancorpSouth Stage)
1:00 – 3:00 – Seed Spitting – (Hope Auto/Farmers Bank Stage)
1:30 – Hope High School Band – (BancorpSouth Stage)
2:00 – 4:00 – Baggo Tournament (Legion Field)
2:00 – 3:00 – Watermelon Waddle Rubber Duck Races (pool)
3:00 – Swimming Exhibition
3:00 – HHS Robotics Team Demo – (BancorpSouth Stage)
3:30 – 4:00 – Carl Jackson – (BancorpSouth Stage)
4:30 – 6:30 – Global 1 Pro Wrestling – Rodeo Arena
4:00 – 7:00 – GospelFest – (BancorpSouth Stage)

Watermelon Festival Shirts are sold inside the coliseum.

Watermelon by the Slice:
10:00 – 8:00 / $1.50 & $2.00 a slice