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Special Thanks!

Silver Sponsor:
City of Hempstead

T-Shirt Sponsors:
Edmonds Insurance &
Prosperity Bank

Special Thanks to
Modified Golf Carts

for the use of their carts
Foster Farms
for the use of their Gators



Hempstead Chamber
of Commerce

The Chamber is temporarily located at 1116 Austin in the Hotline Press building.

P. O. Box 517
Hempstead, TX  77445
Phone: (979) 826-8217
Fax: (979) 826-3092

Email The Chamber

Map to Hempstead

20th Annual Watermelon Festival

Schedule of Events
July 18th & 19th 2008








Free Friday Night Street Dance
8:00 PM

The Southern Root Band

Sponsored By Effort Products & Edward Jones Investments

Free Saturday Night Street Dance
9:00 PM

The Josh Ward Band

Lawrence Marshall Dealerships & Precision Urethane

Download Event Schedule Here  =>  Watermelon Schedule

July 18th (evening)


-8:00 Free Street Dance featuring Josh Ward Band
     Sponsored by Lawrence Marshall Dealerships

July 19th
All Day Events:

Bar-B-Que Cook-off
Sponsored by Waller County Land & Trustmark Bank

Festival Dining Tent
Sponsored by The Hotline Press & Erick’s Mexican Restaurant

Car Show
Sponsored By – Cobra Electric & Wilson Express Trucking

Tractor Show
Sponsored by Foster Farms

Quilt Show
Sponsored by Dr. Harold Black

Cool Zone
Sponsored by Stewart Title

Thursday & Friday nights and all day Saturday

Scheduled Events:

8:00 am – Community Worship Service
Hempstead Ministerial Alliance

9:30 am – Watermelon Festival Parade
Should be in the Downtown area by 10:00 am
Sponsored by Brookshire Brothers
Star Spangled Banner

10:30 am to 6:00 pm – Historical View in Urban Building
Sponsored by - Digital Life Productions & Character Council of Hempstead

11:00 am to 12:00 pm – Brazos Bottom Cowographers
Wild West Show

Sponsored by Otis Styers

11:00 am to 3:00 pm –Watermelon Carving Contest
(Bring your own already carved or carve one of ours.)
Sponsored by Flooring Discounters & Classic Events Catering

1:30 pm – Ice Cream Freeze Off
Sponsored by – Hank Dickerson Development

11:00 am to 3:00 pm –Watermelon Games
Sponsored by Waller County Feed & Fertilizer

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm – Daytime Entertainment
Sponsored by Waller Rustic Furniture & Waller County Chiropractic

1:30 pm – Watermelon Auction
Sponsored by DiIorio Farms & Roadside Market

3:00 pm – Watermelon Queen Coronation
Sponsored by Lawrence Marshall Dealerships & Creekside Nursery

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm - Brazos Bottom Cowographers
Wild West Show

Sponsored by Otis Styers

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm - Awards Ceremony

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Brazos Bottom Cowographers
Wild West Show

Sponsored by - Otis Styers

For more information call 979-826-6129 or email to [email protected]

Hempstead Theatre will have Movies Showing on July 18th & 19th

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