Hope Watermelon Festival

Here are a few of the events and festivals celebrating anniversaries this year in Southwest Arkansas! Henderson State University in Arkadelphia is celebrating its 125th anniversary with an exhibition that highlights the history of the university. The opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, March 3 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The Arkadelphia Arts Museum is …
Watermelon festivals are a summer tradition in Arkansas. This year signals the 35th anniversary event for the Cave City Watermelon Festival (Aug. 7-9), whose city tagline is ‘home of the world’s sweetest watermelons.’ In Hope during that same time frame ( Aug. 7-9) will be another chance to catch a watermelon celebration, this one honoring …
Summer is a chance to savor a sweet (and big) slice of watermelon. The state’s largest watermelons are celebrated each year at the Hope Watermelon Festival in Hope. The 37th annual event, set for August 8-10, includes ice-cold watermelons sold by the slice, watermelon weigh-ins, and watermelon eating and seed spitting contests. Watermelons have long …