Tue August 25, 2020

By Shelly B Short


Old Washinton Farmer's Market to Host Official Watermelon Weigh Off

Historic Washington State Park Watermelon Weigh Off
Old Washinton Farmer's Market to Host Official Watermelon Weigh Off

On Saturday, September 5, the Old Washington Farmer’s Market will host an official watermelon weigh-off site for the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth in Washington, Arkansas. The Great Pumpkin Commonwealth provides official venues for growers to weigh several varieties of fruit and vegetables, including watermelons, across the country. They then give prizes for the largest weighed item of its type across the country. Due to the COVID-19 situation, masks will be required to be worn by everyone at the event.

This official weigh off event will be for watermelons ONLY. Prizes totaling $1,000 will be given out for the top three largest watermelons. Farmers of watermelons should begin registering their entries by 9am. Only one official entry will be considered per farmer or team. Preregistration is not required for the event. The official weigh-off will begin around 11am. The event will take place behind the City Hall of Washington, Arkansas across the street from Williams’ Tavern Restaurant of Historic Washington State Park. For more information on the    weigh-off contact Josh Williams at 870-703-8256 or at [email protected].

 In addition to the Watermelon Weigh-Off , the Old Washington Farmer’s Market  are encouraging other area farmers to come and sell any produce they may have. For more information to register as a vendor contact the market at 870-703-7892 or at [email protected].               Washington, Arkansas is located on Hwy 278 West just eight miles north from Exit 30 at Hope on US Interstate 30.