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A Special Thank You to the Watermelon Cutters from the Festival Committee

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014

The Watermelon Committee would like to extend a special thank you to all the Watermelon Cutters who worked so hard to make sure the attendees continued to receive their free...

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Verdugo Voices Glee Club and Jr. Glee Club, Open Watermelon Festival, Saturday, July 19 at 10:30am.

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014

The Verdugo Voices Glee Club and Jr. Glee Club will open the festival at 10:30am on Saturday, July 19. The Glee Club started in the Fall of 2011 at Verdugo Hills High School with...

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Food Court

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014

The Food Court features an array of popular festival and fair favorites. This year’s new scrumptious menu items include Watermelon Glazed Turkey Legs, Watermelon and Cheese...

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53rd Sunland-Tujunga Watermelon Festival Announces Talent Lineup and Special Guests

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014

The 53rd Sunland-Tujunga Lions Club Watermelon Festival is pleased to announce the exciting headliners and main stage line-up, special guests and new attractions for their 2014...

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A Special Thank You to the Watermelon Cutters from the Festival Committee

A Special Thank You to the Watermelon Cutters from the Festival Committee

Jul 28, 2014

The Watermelon Committee would like to extend a special thank you to all the Watermelon Cutters who worked so hard to make sure the attendees continued to receive their free watermelon slices – they include Kavey Everhart, Barbra Everhart, D.J. Goulsby, Bobby Whitmore, Edwin Terrel, Lisa Diming, Asley Carrillo, Devon Doll, Alex Aguly. Again, many thanks from...

Watermelon Festival Announces Carving Competition Winners

Watermelon Festival Announces Carving Competition Winners

Jul 28, 2014

The first annual Watermelon Carving Competition took place on Saturday, July 19 at 5pm. Judges tallied the votes in three categories Most Fun or Whimsical, Most Intricate or Elaborate and Most Humorous and then announced an overall winner. Andrea Zamora with her mile high watermelon sculpture won Most Intricate or Elaborate. Sabdra Cardenas won Most Fun or...

Watermelon Festival Announces Royal Court Winners

Watermelon Festival Announces Royal Court Winners

Jul 28, 2014

The 53rd Sunland-Tujunga Watermelon Festival Coronation took place at 11am on Saturday, July 19. The event opened with a rousing performance by the Verdugo Voices Glee Club and Junior Glee Club, under the direction of Edward Trimis. National Watermelon Queen Brandi Harrison, presided over the presentation with Brenda Fortune, Development Director of the Festival...

ROLLING ROBOTS RETURNS TO WATERMELON FESTIVAL

ROLLING ROBOTS RETURNS TO WATERMELON FESTIVAL

Jul 12, 2014

The awe inspiring and amazing Rolling Robots return to the Watermelon Festival with their live action high tech creations. Anyone who likes live action heroes will be enthralled! This is a must see exhibit and real treat for everyone. Rolling Robots is a kids tech workshop where kids from age 4 to 13 have the opportunity to transform their imaginations into...

Allie MacKay Previews Watermelon Festival, July Wednesday, July 16 from 5am to 8am only on KTLA!

Allie MacKay Previews Watermelon Festival, July Wednesday, July 16 from 5am to 8am only on KTLA!

Jul 3, 2014

The Queen of Morning talk television, Allie MacKay, will preview the upcoming 53rd Watermelon Festival with a live report from Santa Anita Park on Wednesday July 16 from 5am to 8am. Tune in to see the National Watermelon Queen, Brandi Harrison, and contestants of the Royal Watermelon Court, along with Celebrity Chef Joseph Poon doing live carving demonstrations....

Wildlife Waystation Returns to Festival, Saturday and Sunday.

Wildlife Waystation Returns to Festival, Saturday and Sunday.

Jun 23, 2014

  The ever popular Wildlife Waystation returns for two days, from 10:00am to 4:00pm with an array of wild and exotic animals. Some of them include Sax, a black and white ruffed lemur from Madagascar; Penelope, a large South African porcupine; llamas an owl and various types of snakes, among other critters expected to be at the exhibit. The Mission of the...