25th Annual Watermelon Festival

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Name: 25th Annual Watermelon Festival
Date: July 19, 2024
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Thank you for a fantastic 25th Annual Watermelon Festival. Check for names of winners of various events!!

Quilt Show Winners:
Class 1 : Watermelon Theme - 101 -Stephanie (Stevie) Woodward - "Watermelon Daze"
Class 2: 1-3 Years Quilting Experience - 203 - Homer Lang -" For The Love of Texas"
Class 3 - 4-10 years experience -  302 - Aurora Ayala - Sampler Quilt
Class 4 - 11+ years of experience - 409 - Sharon Wakefield - "Garden Friends
Class 5 - Professional - No entries
Best of Show - 409 - Sharon Wakefiled

1st place - Barbara Parsons
2nd place- Erin Martinez
3rd place - Destiny Street
4th place - Braydon DiIorio
​5th place - Sandra Martinez
6th place - Renzo Chavez


 Five & under-Wyatt Jarvis
6-12- Elaina Rosilez
12 & over-Dani Tabet


Best of Show: 1935 Hudson Terra Plane, Kevin Smith, Manvel
> Peoples Choice: 1940 Ford Custom Pickup, Harold Schindler, Houston
> Top 10: 1939 GMC, Jim Pusateri, Oak Ridge North
>        1935 Hudson Terra Plane, Kevin Smith, Manvel
>        1968 Chevy Camero, Pete Pieper, Hempstead
>        1955 Corvette, John Urban, Hempstead
>        1969 Camero SS, Billy Etheredge, Cypress
>        1939 Custom Pickup, Harold Schindler, Houston
>        1969 Chevy Camero, Billy Wright, Magnolia
>        1969 Chevy SS 396 Chevelle, Carroll Machos, Magnolia
>        1970 Chevelle Malibu, Marvin Ottmer, Houston
>        1932 Ford P/U, Paul Crosser, Houton
> Best Paint: 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback, Charlie Washington, Cypress
> Best Traditional: 1929 Chevy Rat Rod, Rick Mears, Magnolia
> Best Custom: 1932 Ford Coupe, John Sommer, Cypress

COLORING CONTEST WINNERS/Sponsored by Brookshire Brothers
YOUNGEST GROUP: Cash Warren 1st
                                     Sierra Jihnson 2nd
                                      Lindsey Toth 3rd
MIDDLE GROUP: Isaac Gonzales 1st
                              Rayvian Robinson 2nd
                               Miranda Melchor 3rd
OLDEST GROUP: Jazion Smith 1st
                               Mahaila Lilly 2nd
                               Ruben Perez 3rd


ALL VENDOR SPACES ARE FILLED!! Thank you for your interest. Please check with us early next year.

​25th Annual Hempstead Watermelon Festival. Live bands both Friday evening, July 18 and  Saturday evening, July 19. Wine tasting, Car show, Quilt Show, Carnival, Food, Parade, Fun Run,Watermelon Cake Contest, Coloring Contest,Sunbonnet Contest,Watermelon Games,Dogs on Parade, Basketball Tournament and BBQ Cook-off (proudly sponsored by Brookshire Brothers).
If you have questions about sponsorships, vendor forms or any other facet of the Watermelon Festival, please call 979-826-8217 or e-mail at info@hempsteadtxchamber.com.
If you wish to be a sponsor, please click on the Register Online button and you will be able to pay your sponsorship with PayPal after completing the form.
If you are a vendor and wish to pay your vendor fee or electricity fee online, click on the Register Online button, and fill out the form and select vendor fee or electricity fee and pay using PayPal.
Click Here for Fun Run info
Click Here Fun Run entry form
Click Here for vendor rules
Click Here for vendor application Please note: food vendor spaces are filled. Other vendors may still inquire. Vendor payment must now be by cash, money order or Paypal. Checks will no longer be accepted at this late date.
Click Here for car show flier
Click Here for BBQ Cook-off Information
Quilt Show information & entry form
Click Here for Queen's rules
Click Here for Queen"s info flier
Click Here Queen's Application
Click Here Sunbonnet Contest
Click Here for Cake Decorating Contest flier
Click Here Cake contest entry form
Click Here Parade entry form
Click Here Basketball tournament entry form
God wnted me to have a good home so he sent me to live with you. Come on out to our Dogs on Parade.
God wanted me to have a good home so he sent me to live with you. 
Come on out to our Dogs on Parade.
Click Here for Dogs on Parade form
Click Here Dogs on Parade information

Get your 2024 t-shirt. On sale now at The Hotline Press and Brookshire Brothers . Only $10.00.
Click Here for Festival poster

Event Sponsors:
  • City of Hempstead
  • Trustmark Bank
  • Brookshire Brothers
  • Edmond's Insurance
  • Knight Insurance Agency
  • Styers Construction Company, Inc.
  • Stewart Title
  • Di Iorio Farms & Roadside Market
  • Dr. Black Dental Care
  • Republic Services, Inc.
  • Prosperity Bank
  • Hempstead Veterinary Clinic
  • San Bernard Electric Co-Op, Inc.
Hempstead Gazebo Park and Depot Park and surrounding area.
Date/Time Information:
Friday evening starting at 5:00 pm and all day Saturday. Parade at 9:00 am.
No fee- free admission
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