53rd Annual Louisiana Watermelon Festival Schedule of Events

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

  • Treasure Hunt – Sponsored by Louisiana Lottery  7:00am  Listen to Z107.5
  • WHAT a MELON Heroes Watermelon Decorating  2:00pm Union Parish Library
  • Baby, Tiny, Little, Petite, and Junior  6:00pm  Miss Watermelon Pageant Farmerville High School Auditorium
  • Union Parish Voter’s League Banquet  7:00pm  Farmerville Recreation Center

Friday, July 29th, 2016

  • Treasure Hunt – Sponsored by Louisiana Lottery  7:00am  Listen to Z107.5
  • Tennis Tournament  5:00pm  Lake D’Arbonne State Park  318-368-2086
  • Festival Opening  6:00pm
  • Watermelon Story Time  6 – 8pm Stephanie Hermann 318-372-3006
  • Tricycle and Bicycle Race  6:30pm Courthouse Square
  • Arm Wrestling  Sign-up 6:30pm  Courthouse Square
  • Best Dressed Watermelon Contest  6:30pm  Courthouse Square
  • Watermelon Eating Contest  7:00pm  Courthouse Square
  • Watermelon Seed Spitting  7:30pm Courthouse Square
  • Introduction Queens  7:45pm Courthouse Square
  • Street Dance   8:00pm  Courthouse Square
  • Arts/Crafts/Food  5pm – til

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

  • Watermelon Festival 5K Registration  6:30am  Edward Jones 318-368-9000
  • Treasure hunt – Sponsored by Louisiana Lottery  7:00am  Listen to z107.5
  • Watermelon Grower’s Breakfast  7:00am  Claiborne Electric Meeting Room
  • Arts/Crafts/Food  8:00am  Courthouse Square
  • Golf Tournament  8:00am  Lake D’Arbonne Country Club 318-368-2474
  • Watermelon Quality Contest  8:00am  LSU Extension Office, Rafash Brew 318-368-9935
  • Union Parish A.B.A.T.E. Poker Run Registration  8:00am  Randy Almond 318-608-7407
  • Watermelon Parade  9:00am  Farmerville Main Street
  •  Watermelon Auction  10:00am  Courthouse Square
  • Watermelon Story Time at Bookmobile  10-2pm  Stephanie Herrmann 318-372-3006
  • Introduction of Queens  12:00pm  Courthouse Square
  • Teen Princess, Outstanding Teen, and Miss Watermelon Pageant   7:00pm Farmerville High School Auditorium
  •  D’Arbonne Watermelon Fishing Tournament  8pm-7am   Lake D’Arbonne, 318-368-0666, 318-235-1039

Sunday, July 31, 2016

  • 3rd Annual Watermelon Wake Paddle Races D’Arbonne State Park Stephanie Hermann  318-372-3006  2pm- 4pm

 

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