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Washington Watermelon Weigh-Off Set For September 5th

By Staff, 08/25/20 1:51 PM

On Saturday, September 5, the Old Washington Farmer’s Market will host an official watermelon weigh-off site for the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth in Washington, Arkansas. The Great Pumpkin Commonwealth provides official venues for growers to weigh several varieties of fruit and vegetables, including watermelons, across the country. They then give prizes for the largest weighed item of its type across the country. Due to the COVID-19 situation, masks will be required to be worn by everyone at the event.

            This official weigh off event will be for watermelons ONLY. Prizes totaling $1,000 will be given out for the top three largest watermelons. Farmers of watermelons should begin registering their entries by 9am. Only one official entry will be considered per farmer or team. Preregistration is not required for the event. The official weigh-off will begin around 11am. The event will take place behind the City Hall of Washington, Arkansas across the street from Williams’ Tavern Restaurant of Historic Washington State Park.  For more information on the weigh-off contact Josh Williams at 870-703-8256 or at joshuawilliams14@hotmail.com.

            In addition to the Watermelon Weigh-Off , the Old Washington Farmer’s Market are encouraging other area farmers to come and sell any produce they may have. For more information to register as a vendor contact the market at 870-703-7892 or at oldwashingtonfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

            Washington, Arkansas is located on Hwy 278 West just eight miles north from Exit 30 at Hope on US Interstate 30.


Old Washington Watermelon Weigh-Off Stats
1. Charles Bentley (Grant, AL) 272.3
2. Steven Jackson (Spruce Pine, AL) 243.4
3. Tony Prochaska (Simpson, KS) 224.9
4. Steven Jackson (Spruce Pine, AL) 218.2
5. Jeremy Lindley (Wynne, AR) 214.1
6. Judy Burnthorn (Franklinton, LA) 191.5
7. Jeremy Lindley (Wynne, AR) 291.4
8. Becky Lindley (Wynne, AR) 253.4
9. Lloyd Bright (Arkadelphia, AR) 237.7
10. Spencer Glasgow (Bessemer, AL) 193.11
11. Jeremy Lindley (Wynne, AR) 189.71
12. Lloyd Bright (Arkadelphia, AR) 186.8
13. Jeremy Lindley (Wynne, AR) 232.75
14. Spencer Glasgow (Bessemer, AL) 224.66
15. Mike Daniell (Arkadelphia, AR) 163.67
1. Barbara Bright Jones (Bossier City, LA) 181.4
2. Lloyd Bright (Arkadelphia, AR) 165.5
3. Mike Daniell (Arkadelphia, AR) 121.9
1. Barbara Bright Jones (Bossier City, LA) 196.3
2. Lloyd Bright (Arkadelphia, AR) 191.3
3. Mike Daniell (Arkadelphia, AR) 174.7
1. Lloyd Bright (Arkadelphia, AR) 233.5
2. David Cantrell (Corryton, TN) 223.5
3. Barbara Bright Jones (Bossier City, LA) 205
1. Jake Holloway (Bowden, GA) 209.75
2. Lloyd Bright (Arkadelphia, AR) 181.75
3. Barbara Bright Jones (Bossier City, LA) 155.5