Watermelon Festivals in California

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California Watermelon Festivals

There's nothing more American than apple pie, but watermelon comes a close second. Watermelon Eating Contests are totally low tech, old-fashioned fun this 4th of July for kids and adults who can compete for eating watermelon the fastest or spitting seeds the longest distance. Some contests even involve rolling the watermelon with your feet to see who can move it the fastest, as shown in an old photo circa 1912 taken in Turlock, California. More & more melons are seedless so event planners must scout out the seed melons for their competitions. Youngsters and adults alike can dive in and chomp their way through the bright red, sweet & juicy food. You can even host your own family & friends contest, too! Just be sure that you wash the watermelon thoroughly in hot water before cutting and using, and if it is a seed spitting contest, make sure you buy seed melons –only 15% of melons contain seeds as consumers prefer seedless these days!

CHICO: Slice of Chico July 12-13, 2019, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
downtownchico.net
Downtown Chico, between 1st & 9th Streets Free Downtown Chico's merchants invite the community downtown for a day filled with great shopping, hot prices and FREE slices of ice-cold watermelon. Known throughout the community as a summertime tradition, Slice of Chico draws thousands into downtown for some refreshment and good, old-fashioned customer service! Known throughout the community as a summertime tradition, Slice of Chico draws thousands into downtown for some refreshment and good, old-fashioned customer service! Early Birds shop Friday too! Held the second Friday-Saturday in July.

  • Free watermelon slices
  • Specials and bargains
  • Restaurants offer watermelon-themed menu items
  • Radio station promotions

Watermelon Festival   June 29-30, 2019, 10 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Hansen Dam Soccer Park Complex
11480 Foothill Blvd.
Lake View Terrace, CA
San Fernando Valley
Tickets: watermelonfest.org
Parking is free and free watermelon slices all day

DEL MAR: San Diego County Fair June 1-July 4, 2018
Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest every day at The Farm inside Fairgrounds
sdfair.com

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