May 022013

Watermelon FestivalArcadia, FL (April 15, 2013) — The Watermelon Festival, a favorite among DeSoto County Residents, returns May 11th at DeSoto Park in Arcadia, FL.  Enjoy the wide array of events that made DeSoto County Watermelon Festival famous!  The event is 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and the itinerary is jam packed with The Wacky River Race, Bed Race, Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest, Watermelon Eating Contest, Talent Contest, Pageant, plus Live Entertainment, Food, Art & Craft Vendors and more!  This year the little ones can enjoy the Kids Corner, a mini amusement park full of rides.


The Bull is proud to sponsor the “Talent Contest” at this year’s Watermelon Festival along with Cox Pest Control, The Wagon Wheel Saloon and Rinaldi’s Small Engine Repair!

Find out about entering the Watermelon Festival Talent Contest




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    Do you know where the pageant is.?


      Hi Kelcey! If you are in need of Pageant information please contact Director Crissie Hickox at 863-990-1341 or crishickox @

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