Watermelon Festival 2015

It’s that time of year again, and the Franklin Farmers Market is gearing-up to celebrate everyone’s favorite summer snack at this year’s Watermelon Festival 2015, sponsored by Williamson Medical Center. On August 29, 2015, come to experience fun for the entire family with kids’ activities, contests, competitions, watermelon salad samples, and more! So be sure to view the Watermelon Festival 2015 schedule below, because you and the kiddos will certainly want to carve-out some time to taste some juicy, sweet watermelons and to engage in agriculturally-focused family fun.


Ice cold watermelon slices at last year’s festival.

Our Watermelon Festival 2015 kicks off with the Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest for Kids at 10am, directly followed by the adult’s Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest at 10:30am. Afterwards, bring the entire family along with big appetites to the picnic table area for the Watermelon Eating Competition at 11am and compete to see who can eat a juicy slice of watermelon the fastest. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for all contests and competitions will be awarded with a watermelon to take home, Watermelon Festival 2015 certificate, and ribbon.

Watermelon Festival 2015 Schedule

10am – Kid’s Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest

10:30am – Adult’s Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest

11am – Watermelon Eating Competition (located at the picnic table area)


Watermelon Eating Competition at the Franklin Farmers Market.

In addition to competitions for the family and activities for kids, be sure to check out the Leiper’s Fork Carving Club booth where these excellent carvers will be transforming giant watermelons into fun and exciting pieces of art. Then, 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.


During all of these fun events and activities for the Watermelon Festival 2015, what about tasting juicy, sweet watermelon?? Well don’t fret, because our market has got you covered! Visit the Williamson Medical Center tent to sample a juicy bite from the Franklin Farmers Market recipe Book “Eating in Season” — Watermelon, Basil, and Feta Salad — and taste how delicious watermelon can be in creative, savory recipes.


We’re looking forward to seeing you all this year at the Watermelon Festival 2015. Until then, stay cool, everybody!

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