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Watermelon Festival Announces Royal Court Winners for 2013.

Watermelon Festival Announces Royal Court Winners for 2013.

Aug 21, 2013

The Royal Court Winners for the 2013 festival were announced Friday evening, August 16. The Coronation was presided over by National Watermelon Queen Amber Nolin of Alabama. The winners were Ericka Cunningham was crowned Queen. She is a Junior at Verdugo Hills High School and in the Junior ROTC program. John Martinez was named King. He is a Junior at Verdugo...

Watermelon Festival Announces Carving and Cooking Demonstrations for Watermelon Pavilion.

The Watermelon Festival is pleased to announce the continuous Carving and Cooking Demonstrations for the festival for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 16,17, and 18. The demonstration will take place in the Watermelon Pavilion with Celebrity Chef Joseph Poon of Philadelphia, Chef Jesse Sanchez of the Los Angeles Mission School Culinary Department, students...

Watermelon Festival Announces Instagram Wearable Art Contest!

Watermelon Festival Announces Instagram Wearable Art Contest!

Aug 10, 2013

Hey, Instagram users…for the first time the Watermelon Festival is holding a daily Wearable Art contest! So, take photos of you, your friends and family members, who are in attendance at the festival and donned in Watermelon Wearable Art and hash tag them to #lionswatermelonfestival. You are welcome to send as many pictures as you like. Deadline each day is...

Wildlife Waystation Returns to Festival, Saturday Only from Noon to 5pm.

Wildlife Waystation Returns to Festival, Saturday Only from Noon to 5pm.

Aug 10, 2013

  The Wildlife Waystation returns with Tequila and ChiCha the Llamas, Pogo the Opossum, Drago the Chameleon, various snakes and a Golden Eagle, among other critters expected to be at the exhibit.  The Mission of the Wildlife Way Station is to rescue, rehabilitate, relocate and provide sanctuary for exotic animals from around the world, as well as native...