Check out this update on the Watermelon Festival provided by Perry Talley at the Franklinton Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting on January 24, 2023. The Festival is scheduled for July 7-9, 2023 at the Washington Parish Fairgrounds. The last Watermelon Festival in Washington Parish was over 20 years ago. They are planning a lot of events to fill up those three days. Get involved if you can and look forward to having a great time! Oh, and start training your frogs and turtles and growing your melons!