Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: July 18th & 19th, 2014

 

25th Annual Hempstead Watermelon Festival, July 18th & 19th, Hempstead, TX

 

 

Hempstead, Texas, May 23, 2014 (McKenzieNewsService.com) - The Hempstead Chamber of Commerce has announced the upcoming 25th Annual Watermelon Festival, July 18 and 19, 1125 Austin St., Hempstead, TX.

 

This year's free festival will have activities for the entire family. There will be a BBQ cook-off, pet parade, carnival, wine tasting, queen's reception, basketball tournament and a free street dance on Friday evening with entertainment provided by The Earlywine band.

 

Saturday starts at 7:00am with the Watermelon Fun Run, 8:30am Car Parade and at 9:00 am with the Watermelon Festival Parade followed by opening ceremonies and queen's coronation. The carnival and basketball tournaments continue throughout the day.

 

The Festival will have arts, craft and food vendors, a quilt show, live melon auction along with other melon items, delicious watermelon and live entertainment throughout the day.  Entertainment will include such acts as Abigail Taylor, The Silvertones and Darrell Supercinski. A watermelon eating and seed spitting contests and a car show have been added to this year's lineup.

 

The day ends with another free street dance with Fred Andrews and Honeybrowne followed by the Emotions.
 
For more information or to download BBQ Cook off, parade, quilt show or vendor applications visit:
www.hempsteadtxchamber.com and click on the Events tab.

 

http://business.hempsteadtxchamber.com/events/details/25th-annual-watermelon-festival-3

 

 

 

 Contact & Media Visits  

 

Media Contact: Mary Ann Drawl

Email: info@hempsteadtxchamber.com

Phone: 979-826-8217

Media Visits: Complimentary Media Visits For Journalists On Assignment Or With Approved Credentials. If You Are Unable To Accept A Courtesy Visit, A Press Rate Can Be Negotiated.

 

Hempstead Chamber of Commerce

Po Box 517, Hempstead, Texas, 77445

Web: www.hempsteadtxchamber.com

 

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25th Annual Hempstead Watermelon Festival, July 18th & 19th, Hempstead, TX

The Hempstead Chamber of Commerce has announced the upcoming 25th Annual Watermelon Festival, July 18 and 19, 1125 Austin St., Hempstead, TX. This year's free festival will have activities for the entire family. There will be a BBQ cook-off, pet parade, carnival, wine tasting, queen's reception, basketball tournament and a free street dance on Friday evening with entertainment provided by The Earlywine band. Saturday starts at 7:00am with the Watermelon Fun Run, 8:30am Car Parade and at 9:00 am with the Watermelon Festival Parade followed by opening ceremonies and queen's coronation. The carnival and basketball tournaments continue throughout the day. The Festival will have arts, craft and food vendors, a quilt show, live melon auction along with other melon items, delicious watermelon and live entertainment throughout the day.  Entertainment will include such acts as Abigail Taylor, The Silvertones and Darrell Supercinski. A watermelon eating and seed spitting contests and a car show have been added to this year's lineup. http://business.hempsteadtxchamber.com/events/details/25th-annual-watermelon-festival-3

 

 

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