Let’s do the Watermelon Crawl, Y’all!
The Denton Artisans Guild is gearing up for the first ever Watermelon Festival
and Cornhole Tournament, right here in Denton August 5, 2017 from 9am-1pm in Harrison Park.
This old fashioned, family
friendly event will feature festival foods, music, a dunk tank, a cornhole tournament as well as a watermelon pageant crowning
a watermelon Princess and Queen as well as various free watermelon contests.
The Watermelon Contests are free to enter and open to everyone. It’s about having FUN!
Watermelon Eating Contest - Contestants will have 90 seconds to eat a huge piece of watermelon with your hands
behind your back. The winner is the person who eats the most of their watermelon or the person who finishes down to the rind
first. Winners receive a free watermelon and a festival t-shirt. Separate kids and adult divisions.
Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest - Each contestant is given a slice of watermelon and they will spit the seeds
from their slice. There will be one contest for distance where the contestant gets to spit four seeds and we will measure
the farthest seed. And one contest for accuracy where the contestant will also spit four seeds and they will be aiming at
a bullseye about four foot away...a bowl is the bullseye and there will be two rings one foot out and two foot out around
it. 20 points for each seed in the bowl, 10 points for the first ring, 5 points for the next ring. Points will be totaled
and winners receive a free watermelon and a festival t-shirt. Separate kids and adult divisions.
Watermelon Crawl Contest - Contestants will line up with a watermelon in front of them...they have to roll
the watermelon with their head only while on their hands and knees across a 20 yard stretch of grass across the finish line.
Winners receive a free watermelon and a festival t-shirt. Separate kids and adult divisions.
Largest Homegrown Watermelon Contest - Bring your largest homegrown watermelon and have it weighed on our farm
scale. The person with the heaviest watermelon will receive a trophy, their name on a plaque that will list each years winners
and watermelon weight, a festival t-shirt and big time bragging rights for a whole year.
For more information check out the website for festival information at www.DentonArtisansGuild.org
or like us on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/DentonWatermelonFestival/.