Panhandle Watermelon Festival

photo of the seated crowd at the Friday night concert at Jim Trawick Park

Panhandle Watermelon Festival

June 23-24, 2023

Source: TDC Staff

A Northwest Florida tradition, the 67th Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival will feature live entertainment on Friday, June 23, 2023 from country recording artists (announcement coming soon!) at Jim Trawick Park. Gates open at 5pm. There will be activities for the children and good eats supplied by the Chipley Fire Department. 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 gospel & bluegrass performances (announcement coming soon!) at the Washington County Ag Center. 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.

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