N.C. Watermelon Queen

Largest watermelon weighs in at 184 pounds

Yesterday, the State Farmers Market hosted its annual Watermelon Day with free watermelon slices, free activity books and a visit from N.C. Watermelon Queen Madelyn Varner. The main attraction of the celebration, however, was the largest-watermlon contest. Dozens of spectators braved the midday heat with watermelon slices in-hand to watch six sizable challengers weigh in. Each watermelon weighed more than 130 […]

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Watermelon Day at the State Farmers Market Thursday, Aug. 6

The State Farmers Market’s annual Watermelon Day might as well be called “What a melon!” Day, as the annual celebration will crown the state’s largest watermelon Thursday, Aug. 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors will also be able to sample fresh slices of watermelon, pick up recipes and meet the N.C. Watermelon Queen […]

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