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Press Release


“Melons and Music are Comin’ in Hot” for the 66th Annual Panhandle

Watermelon Festival that will take place on June 24th & 25th in Chipley,

Florida. This year’s FREE concert will be held at Jim Trawick Park at

6:00p.m. on Friday, June 24th. Performing on the big stage will be country

music stars Josh Turner and Shenandoah. This event is family friendly with

festival style seating, and includes free activities for the kids beginning at

5:00 p.m..

Festival Chairman Judge Colby Peel said, “We are beyond excited about the

music lineup and events we have planned again this year. While everything

seems to be costing more in today’s world, we are still free. Our community

has embraced this event for more than sixty years, and this festival’s

success can be attributed to the sponsors, volunteers, participants and

everyone who attends. Seeing families come out and watch quality

entertainment and enjoy numerous activities at no cost makes everything we

do worthwhile.” The event continues Saturday, June 25thwith a Pancake Breakfast, 5K Hot

Trot, Watermelon Parade, Classic Car Show, Big Watermelon Auction, arts,

crafts and food vendors. Additionally, the ag center will have gospel music

by The Thompsons at 11:00 a.m., and feature country music star Billy Dean

at 1:30 p.m. We invite everyone to come out and support this great event in our

community. For more information please visit: or visit us on Facebook or Instagram.

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