July 06, 2023

Washington Parish Watermelon, Fruit & Vegetable Association Corporation

proudly presents the:

Washington Parish

Watermelon Festival

July 7th-9th

Nihil Suavius- “Nothing Sweeter”

Fun for the whole family.

Washington Parish Fairgrounds

Visit us at: watermelonfvassociation@yahoo.com



Vendor Set-Up 10:00a.m.-12:00 noon

Fairgrounds wide

Carnival Rides 12:00 noon-until

Fairgrounds wide

Patriot Watermelon Festival Parade & 6:00 p.m.

American Legion Flag Raising

Franklinton Industrial Park- Rodeo Arena

Star Brite Sweetheart Dance 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Back 40

Moon & Stars Fireworks Show 9:00 p.m.-until


DJ Jeremy Freeman After fireworks

Mile Branch Stage Entertainment


Carnival Rides & Vendors Open 8:00 a.m.

Fairgrounds wide

Truck Buster BBQ, Wild Game & Peach Cobbler Cook Off (8:00 a.m.)

Around Old McDonald's Farm

Legacy Contests Check In 9:00 a.m.


Jubilee Tractor Show 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Behind Main Stage

Mickylee Petting Zoo 10:00 a.m. - until

Around Old McDonald's Farm

Allsweet Car Show 10:00 a.m.-4:00p.m.

Main Stage

Eating & Watermelon Contest Sign up 10:00 a.m.-10:45 am.


Georgia Rattlesnake Ranch-style Rodeo

Queen Debut 10:45 a.m.


Carolina Cross Eating Contests 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Hot Dog Eating

Pie Eating


Russell Walker 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Mile Branch Stage Entertainment

Watermelon Festival Queen Debut 12:00 noon


Legacy Watermelon Contests: 12:15 p.m.


Seed Spitting


Blind Taste Test



John Boy Story 1:00 p.m.-3:00p.m.

Mile Branch Stage Entertainment

Crimson Sweet Firetruck Hose Down 1:30 p.m.

Between Playground and McDonald's Farm

Gold Strike Greased Pig Catching 2:30 p.m.


Charleston Grey Frog Jumping 3:30 p.m.

Sheep Shearing Area

Black Diamond Turtle Race 3:45 p.m.

Sheep Shearing Area

Birdies Boys 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Mile Branch Stage Entertainment

Sugar Baby Chicken Race 4:00 p.m.

Between Sheep Shearing and McDonald's Farm

Georgia Rattlesnake Ranch-style Rodeo 5:30 p.m.


Clifton Brown & The Rusty Bucket Band 7:00 p.m-9:00 p.m.

Mile Branch Stage Entertainment


Summer Flavor Gospel Singing 10:00 a.m.-12 noon

Mile Branch Stage

Carnival Rides & Vendors Open 12:00 noon

Fairgrounds wide

Crispy Critter Wild Goat Milking 12:00 noon-12:30p.m.


Eli Seal 12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.


Jamboree “Domestic” Contests 1:00 p.m.- until

Husband Calling

Skillet Tossing

Egg Toss

Sack Race

Around Old McDonald's Farm

Summer Gold Sunday Cook Off 1:00 p.m.- until

Chicken & Dumplins


Corn Bread

Buddy Andrews 1:30-3:30

Mile Branch Stage Entertainment

Sangria Bulls, Barrels, Bands & Broncs 2:00 p.m.


Dean King 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Mile Branch Stage Entertainment


Sincere Thanks to our Sponsors, Volunteers & Vendors

These generous sponsors listed here are among the elite, responsible, and most valued organizations that support our community and purpose of the Watermelon, Fruit & Vegetable Association Corporation, which is the “...marketing of Washington Parish agricultural products, promoting the “branding” of the Washington Parish name as it relates to local products, and promoting, sponsoring, and organizing the Washington Parish Watermelon Festival, and supporting education based expertise to growers...”Our deepest gratitude and appreciation goes out to all these wonderful folks. This festival couldn't happen without them. Visit us at watermelonfvassociation@yahoo.com

Sponsors and sponsorship levels

Washington Parish Fair Assoc.- Verde Grande

Town of Franklinton- Lemon Crush

Mr. John Gallaspy- Fascination

B 4 Fitness- Fascination

Mickey Murphy- Estrella

Capital One-Estrella

Resource Bank- Estrella

Zellco- Harvest Moon

Magee Services, LLC.- Harvest Moon

Tractor Supply (Bogalusa)- Sugarlee

Tyler Ross

C&S Feed- Estrella

Garden Spot- Estrella

Gene's Tire- Estrella

Bino's- Sugarlee

Zesto- Estrella

Ola Magee- Sugarlee

Jack Brown's- Estrella

Herring Gas- Fascination

Kentwood Coop- Estrella

Magee Financial- Estrella

Gayle's Jewels- Sugarlee

ABC Waste- Fascination

Busy Bee- Harvest Moon

Plowboy Peanuts- Sugarlee

Doggie Den- Sugarlee

City Drug- Estrella

Larry Pack- Sugarlee

Autozone- Sugarlee

O'Reilly's- Sugarlee

NAPA- Sugarlee

Margie's Floral Shop- Fascination


Cargill- Harvest Moon

Lee Finance- Sugarlee

Terry”s Carwash- Sugarlee

Randy Barber

HL Brownstone & Bungee

Travis' Grocery- Estrella

Johnny Crain, Clerk of Court- Estrella

Jimbo” Stevenson, Tax Assessor- Estrella

Randy Seal, Sheriff- Security

The Workman Group- Estrella

Malinda White, State Representative- Harvest Moon

Uncle's Pzza- Sugarlee

Northshore Technical College- Harvest Moon

James Barber- Estrella

Magic Nails- Sugarlee

Renee's Design Studio- Harvest Moon

Pretty Little Cookie- Estrella

Resthaven- Harvest Moon

The Pumping Station- Estrella

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