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Hope Watermelon Festival

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Location Hope
Dates August 08, 2019 - August 10, 2019
Description: The Hope Watermelon Festival features numerous activities including arts & crafts, food, entertainment and other family-oriented activities. Local civic clubs hold dinners featuring such down-home fare as locally grown smoked chicken and golden fried catfish.
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Show hoursThur.12-7 Fri.10-9 Sat 9-9
Application Deadline2019-06-30
Public Admission PriceFree
Attendance15,000 to 20,000
Year #43
EntertainmentThere will be a headliner concert on Friday Night! Saturday night concert will mark the return of gospel music...Gospel Fest! We will have Pro Wrestling on Saturday night for all the wrestling fans.
ActivitiesWhat else can you do at the festival? You can participate in a 5 k race, take in a dog show, enter the "Watermelon Idol" talent contest. Join in the Watermelon Eating Contest or Seed Spitting. We also have money other contest like the duck races or arm wrestling, and antique car show.
Art/Craft Space
$430-$460-Food Trucks/10x10's - $115/$90/$40
Art/Craft Spaces
this year
Response deadline2019-06-30
Maps and Directions (from Google Maps)
Take exit 30 for US-278 toward Nashville/Hope.
If coming from Little Rock - Turn left onto US-278 E/N Hervey St (signs for Hope).
If coming from Texarkana - Turn right onto US-278 E/N Hervey St (signs for Hope).
Continue on Hervey until you reach red light on West 3rd Street, Take a left on West 3rd.
At Shell Gas Station take a left onto S. Fulton St./Springhill Drive.
About 0.5 miles turn left onto Fair Park Drive.
Destination will be ahead.
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