Come to the Franklin Farmers Market Watermelon Festival this Saturday, August 29, 2015, and experience fresh food, fun activities, contests, and more for the entire family. The Franklin Farmers Market Watermelon Festival is an annual event in celebration of a summer favorite where both adults and kids can engage in agriculturally-focused events like our popular Seed Spitting Contest, a Watermelon Eating Contest, and sample the freshest watermelon provided by our local farmers. And this year, the watermelons are particularly sweet, so you won’t want to miss this very special event.
Last week, many of our younger market customers stopped by the Information Booth to ask about entering the annual Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest. They were excited to learn that this year mom and dad will have their own seed spitting contest, too! The kid’s seed spitting contest will begin at 10am and will be followed by the adult’s seed spitting contest at 10:30am. So get those chops ready to propel some watermelon seeds, folks!
Back by popular demand, the exciting Watermelon Eating Contest will commence at 11am at the picnic table area. We just love seeing the kiddos having fun with cheeks and faces filled with bright red watermelon. Don’t miss it!
The Leiper’s Fork Carving Club will return to the market this year to carve watermelons from Colbert Farm and Delvin Farms. Carving Club members Joe Holt and Vic Hood will be under the market shed carving melons that will be on display through out the market for our customers to view.
After you and the family peruse the watermelon carving table, take the little ones over to the White Rabbit Escapades tent for a fun Photo Booth Dress-Up activity where you and the kiddos can have some costume fun together.
Last but not least, volunteers of the Williamson County Medical Center will serve the “Eating in Season” Watermelon, Basil, and Feta Salad at the Franklin Farmers Market Watermelon Festival tasting booth. Williamson Medical center will also have a kid’s coloring tent for our younger customers to enjoy while mom and dad shop the market.