71st Annual Watermelon Festival

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On behalf of the Monticello-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, and Watermelon Festival Committee we invite you to be a part of the 71st Annual Watermelon Festival. A summertime tradition in Monticello since 1949, the Watermelon Festival brings out the local community, visitors, and the South in everyone. From pageants to parades, bed races, and barbeque, this event offers small-town fun for the entire family. For those who rather not exert themselves in the summer heat, we're offering delicious food, street dancing, and of course sweet slices of watermelon. Our theme for this year is "Sweetest Smiles of Summer," and we plan to provide plenty! For more information: Contact: Katrina Richardson, TMP, Executive Director 850-997-5552