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Watermelon Festival 2017 Day 1

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Girl eating watermelon Jefferson CountyThe Jefferson County Watermelon Festival is an annual event that we have celebrated for over 66 years. Watermelons are a rich part of Jefferson County’s economic and agricultural history. Did you know that the inventor of the watermelon seed separator lived right here in Jefferson County? William Girardeau developed a machine to separate watermelon seeds from their fruit shortly following the close of the American Civil War. This invention bypassed the laborious task of separating the seeds by hand.

In the early years of the Watermelon Festival, farmers gathered around the Courthouse with trucks full of watermelons to sell or give away. Today, the Festival takes up three weekends and the whole downtown of the City of Monticello.

Whether you want to participate in the Watermelon Pageants, watch the annual parade, join the Car Show, or just eat a bunch of home-grown melons, the Monticello-Jefferson Chamber is the place to start.

Essay Writing Scholarship Application

Again this year the sponsor for the Scholarship Writing Contest is the Capital City Bank.  Click HERE to find out more.

Arts & Crafts Vendors

Prospective vendors, please fill in the application form HERE and pay your vendor fee easily online.

Vendor fees are $85 for a 12 foot x 12 foot space. If more room is needed, please rent multiple booths. The full details for the 67th annual event can be see at our Event Page.

Non-Profit vendor fees are $50 for a 12 foot x 12 foot space. Be sure to provide your non-profit documentation when you fill in the application.

Food Vendors

Prospective vendors, please fill in the application HERE and pay your vendor fee easily online.

Vendor fees are $85 for a 12 foot x 15 foot space. If more room is needed, please rent multiple booths. The full details for the 67th annual event can be see at our Event Page.

Parade Participants

Joining in the parade is a fun way to participate, market your business, or share about your organization. It is currently too early to apply, but this year’s details will be available shortly- check back soon!


For information on Day 2, click HERE.

Details

Date:
June 16
Time:
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Organizer

Chamber of Commerce
Phone:
850-997-5552
Website:
www.monticellojeffersonfl.com

Venue

Downtown Monticello
1 Courthouse Circle
Monticello, FL 32344 United States
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Phone:
(850)997-5552
Website:
https://monticellojeffersonfl.com/event/66th-annual-watermelon-festival/