2018 Hope Watermelon Festival
 
Posted on Friday July 27, 2018
 
2018 Watermelon Festival Schedule.
 
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42nd Annual Hope Watermelon Festival Schedule:

Thursday, August 9

Noon - Vendors/Exhibitors/Kidz Zone Open
Video Game Station & Laser Tag (near BancorpSouth Stage) Will be there each day during the festival!
1:00 - Kiddos Bike/Trike/Stroller/Walking Parade - (Legion Field Line-Up)
2:00 - Firewater Performing (Hope Auto/Farmers Bank Stage)
4:30 - Watermelon Idol (Hope Auto/Farmers Bank Stage)
4:30 - 7:00 - Kiwanis BBQ Chicken Supper - Community Room
5:00 - Watermelon by the Slice Opens (BIG tent)
6:00 - 7:00 - Daulton Brewer & Friends (BancorpSouth Stage)
6:30 - 7:30 -Dog Show (Swine Barn)
7:00 - Mister & Miss Watermelon Festival Pageant (McDonald's Stage inside the coliseum)

Friday, August 10

9:00 - Open / Kidz Zone FUN! (Camel Rides! Pony Rides! Petting Zoo! Paint the Bus!)
9:00 - Exhibitors Open / Concessions may choose to open at 10:30, so they can remain open through the headliner concert.
10:00 - Noon - Make Mine a Melon Watermelon Recipe Contest & Tasting (coliseum)
10:00 - Watermelon by the Slice Opens (BIG Tent)
10:30 - Concessions Open
11:00 - 2:00 - Lil Skinny & the Rooster (Hope Auto/Farmers Bank Stage)
3:00 - 4:00 - BancorpSouth Stage Entertainment (TBD)
4:00 - 6:00 - Business/Industry Watermelon Olympics (gather behind BancorpSouth Stage
4:30 - 7:00 - Lions Club Fish Fry
6:00 - Gates open to Legion Field for Headliner Concert
- Watermelon Idol Finalist and Winners
- Buddy Jewell
- Mickey Gilley & Johnny Lee
(Armbands will be given to everyone, so you may roam about for food & drink during the concert. Have FUN!

Saturday, August 11

7:30 - 5K Run/ Walk followed by Melon Mile for kiddos
8:00 - 2:00 - Civitan Antique & Classic Car Show (behind BancorpSouth Stage)
9:00 - Rusty Wheels Antique Engine Show (opens)
9:00 - Vendors & Exhibitors OPEN including SATURDAY ONLY in coliseum!
9:00 - 3:00 - CMA Motorcycle Show (Front gate to the right)
9:00- 11:00 - Fishing Derby (Huckabee Lake)
9:00 - Kidz Zone Opens (Gyroscope Ride! 70' long Inflatable Obstacle course! Camel & Pony rides! Train Rides! Bubble College! Chalk Art! Tattoo artist! Balloon Art! Much, much more...)
9:30 - Money in the Haystack (near big tent)
9:30 - Noon - Run! Jump! Throw! (for kiddos/ Legion Field)
10:00 - Watermelon by the Slice Opens (BIG tent)
10:00 - Headstart F.A.C.T. - Reading Tent for Kiddos
10:30 - Politically Correct Watermelon Eating Contest (BancorpSouth Stage) Followed by the Watermelon Weigh-off & Auction in the BIG Tent
10:30 - 11:30 - Nighthawk - on Hope Auto/Farmers Bank Stage)
11:30 - 1st of 3 Southern BMX Stunt Show (on basketball court)
2 additional shows- 1:30 & 3:45 (basketball court)
Noon - Watermelon Eating Contest (BancorpSouth Stage)
1:00 - Taekwondo Demonstration - (BancorpSouth Stage)
1:00 - 3:30 - Seed Spitting (Hope Auto/Farmers Bank)
1:30 - HHS Band - BancorpSouth Stage
2:00 - 4:00 - Baggo Tournament (Legion Field)
2:00 - 3:00 - Watermelon Waddle Rubber Duck Races - Pool
3:00 - Swimming Exhibition (Pool) :-)
3:00 - HHS Robotics Team Demo - BancorpSouth Stage
3:30 - 4:00 - Carl Jackson - BancorpSouth Stage
4:30 - 6:30 - Global 1 Pro Wrestling - Rodeo Arena (Armbands will be provided, so everyone may come/go for food & drink.)
4:00 - 6:45 - GospelFest - BancorpSouth Stage
7:30 - til...Vendors/Exhibitors packing to leave

Remember: The Softball Tournament & Golf Tournament will be taking place as well as all activities listed above. Visit www.hopemelonfest.com to register for the 5K Run, Melon Mile, Watermelon Idol, Car Show, Pageant & Baggo Tournament.

To purchase concert tickets: www.melonfestconcert.com
To purchase wrestling tickets: Visit the chamber at 101 W 2nd or purchase them at the gate.

THANK YOU to our amazing sponsors. (Complete list coming soon...)

THANK YOU to our melon growers!

THANK YOU to all who are stepping up as volunteers! Would you like to serve in this capacity? Let us know.

If you have any questions, please call the chamber at 870.777.3640.

We are looking forward to a GREAT year!!! Here's to BIGGER, BRIGHTER & SWEETER!

 
 
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