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Panhandle Watermelon Festival 2018 Big Melon Contest: Enter Your Melon !

The 63rd  Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 23rd.  We are requesting both homeowner and commercially grown melons for contribution to our Big Melon Contest and Auction.

Entries must be brought to the Washington County Agricultural Center, 1424 Jackson Ave., Chipley FL. no later than 3:30pm on Friday, June 22nd.

Winners of the contest will be announced prior to the scheduled auction at 12:00pm and will subsequently be auctioned off along with all other melon entries. Champion, Reserve Champion and individual class winners will receive a monetary premium courtesy of the Panhandle Watermelon Festival committee. In addition, winners will be released to local news media outlets.

Please call or email with your varieties and total number of melons you plan to submit. This will help us plan space and allow us to better organize the contest.

Please direct all questions to Matthew Orwat, mjorwat@ufl.edu Phone: (850) 638-6180. ​

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Author: Matthew Orwat - mjorwat@ufl.edu

Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and is the Horticulture Extension Agent for Washington County Florida. His goal is to provide educational programming to meet the diverse needs of and provide solutions for homeowners and small farmers with ornamental, turf, fruit and vegetable gardening objectives. Please feel free to contact him with any questions you may have.
http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/lng/about/

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