Panhandle Watermelon Festival in Chipley June 23 -24

May 31, 2017

watermelon1The Panhandle Watermelon Festival is excited to announce this year’s two day event will include musical performances by Julie Roberts, Restless Heart, Darryl Worley, and The Grascals.

PWF has combined incredible music with equally impressive kid friendly activities that ensure everyone in your family will enjoy Friday night and Saturday June 23 and 24.

Saturday’s events commence early with the annual 5,000 meter Hot Trot Run at the Florida Panhandle Technical College. At the same time, spectators can head over to the Shrine Club for the traditional Pancake Breakfast. The family favorite Watermelon Parade is scheduled for 10am. Participants will organize at the Chipley High School Football Stadium and continue east on Hwy 90 through downtown to the delight of hundreds of eager faces.

Festivities will begin immediately following the parade at the Ag Center with gospel music kicking off another talented lineup of musicians. The time-honored introduction of queens and the watermelon contest and auction, hosted by Auctioneer David Corbin, round out the lunchtime activities.

Numerous food and arts and crafts vendors will be scattered throughout the Ag Center grounds and visitors can drop by the Kiwanis table and pick up a complimentary slice of Watermelon while supplies last.

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