A Northwest Florida tradition, the 63rd Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival will feature live entertainment on Friday, June 28, 2019 by William Michael Morgan and Sara Evans. There will also be activities for the children and good eats supplied by the Chipley Fire Department. Gates open at 5pm and the concert is free to all participants.
Saturday kicks off the traditional festival with loads of arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, free watermelon slices, an antique car show, a watermelon auction, beauty queens as well as a live performance by Jimmy Fortune. A watermelon parade begins at 10am and wraps around Downtown Chipley. There is also a pancake breakfast hosted by the Shrine Club and a 5K Hot Trot.