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

Posted by on 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...

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Melon Music

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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100.3 The Sound Returns to Festival Saturday from 11am to 2pm.

100.3 The Sound Returns to Festival Saturday from 11am to 2pm.

Jun 8, 2014

100.3 The Sound is the new #1 for Classic Rock and a proud sponsor of the Annual Watermelon Festival.  With Uncle Joe Benson in the mornings, actual vinyl album sides, and real DJs who know & love the music, Southern Californians are saying, “I found The Sound!”. 100.3 The Sound is proud to connect Southern California through music.  Be sure and stop...

Giddy UP Ranch at Watermelon Festival from 10am to 6pm Daily.

Giddy UP Ranch at Watermelon Festival from 10am to 6pm Daily.

Jun 8, 2014

Giddy Up Ranch will be providing pony rides and two petting zoos for festival goers of all ages fun and amusement. Weight limit for the pony rides is 65 lbs. Each childrens admission includes a free pass to the farm zoo, the other zoo will feature interesting animals as well. From small parties to large events Giddy Up Ranch pony ride, camel ride and petting zoo...

Watermelon Festival Announces Return of the LA Kings Ice Crew on Sunday, July 20 from 10am TO 3pm

Watermelon Festival Announces Return of the LA Kings Ice Crew on Sunday,  July 20 from 10am TO 3pm

Jun 8, 2014

The Watermelon Festival is pleased to once again have the LA Kings Ice Crew at the festival on Sunday, July 20 from 10am to 3pm. Come meet the LA Kings Ice Crew, pick up some great Kings freebies, and enter to win Kings autographed merchandise!For more info on the LA Kings Ice Crew go to Facebook: www.facebook.com/kingsicecrew,...

Watermelon Festival Welcomes Jim Morey of VIP Carvings Saturday Only from 2 to 5pm.

Watermelon Festival Welcomes Jim Morey of VIP Carvings Saturday Only from 2 to 5pm.

Jun 8, 2014

Jim Morey’s carvings have been seen on top rated television shows, but his face remains a mystery. Now you can meet the man up close and personal, the man behind the carvings that have been featured on Fuel TV, Hollywood Babble-On with Kevin Smith & Ralph Garmon, and Fox’s Sunday NFL Pre-game Football show with Michael Strahan. See him live…carving...

Tasty Treats

Tasty Treats

Jun 1, 2014

Check back to see the menu for 2014′s Watermelon Festival at Santa Anita Park. And as always, FREE watermelon all weekend long!

Festival Announces Eagle Rock Trompers and their Classic Car Show

Back in the mid-1940′s, a couple of local car guys hailing from Eagle Rock and surrounding areas had just finished military service to their country.  Young and filled with technical knowledge, they quickly crafted some personalized cars built with performance in mind.  These cars, called ‘gow jobs’ and ‘hot rods’ were usually old...