Rockin’ it to the Rind

Hope Watermelon Festival

HOPE, Ar. (Ark-La-Tex Weekend) - The 46th Annual Hope Watermelon Festival is Rockin’ it to the Rind this year! The event is August 11-13, 2022 at Fair Park in Hope, Arkansas.

You can expect 20 food trucks and concessions and over 120 venders. Enjoy many different activities including watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest, watermelon Olympics, watermelon idol, rubber duck waddle and so much more. Kids can visit the Kidz Zone and bounce in inflatables, ride ponies and camels, cool down with snowcones, participate in a obstacle course, and inflatable ax throwing. Saturday don’t miss the 5k and melon mile in the morning and a awesome car show, and fishing derby.

Live music will be throughout the weekend including South Down Main on Friday night at 7pm. Uncle Kracker will perform on the big stage Saturday night. Tickets are required for the Uncle Kracker concert.

The festival runs Thursday - Saturday with the hours of Thursday 12-8, Friday 9-8 and Saturday 9-8 (or until the concert ends).

For a full list of events visit the Hope Watermelon Festival website.

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