The Louisiana Watermelon Festival will be held July 26th-28th in Farmerville. The Treasure Hunt gets underway Thursday, July 26th at 7 a.m. The What A Melon Heroes Watermelon decorating is at the Union Parish Library at 2 p.m. followed by the Baby, Tiny, Little, Petite, and Junior Pageant at 6 p.m. The Union Parish Voter’s League Banquet will be held at 7 p.m. at the Farmerville Recreation Center. On Friday the Treasure Hunt continues, the Tennis Tournament is at 5 p.m. at Lake D’Arbonne State Park (318-368-2086), the Festival Opening and Introduction of Queens is at 6pm, sign up for Arm Wrestling is at 6 p.m.registration for the Tricycle and Bicycle race is at 6:30pm, registration for the Arm Wrestling, Best Dressed Watermelon Contest, Watermelon Eating Contest and Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest is at 6:30 and Street Dance is at 8 with the Mike Mckenzie Band. Arts and Crafts will be open 5pm until…

Saturday the Watermelon Festival 5K registration is at 6:30 a.m. (Edward Jones 318-368-9000) the Treasure Hunt begins at 7 a.m. along with the Watermelon Growers Breakfast at the Claiborne Electric Meeting Room. Arts and Crafts and food booths will be at the Courthouse Square beginning at 8 a.m. The Golf Tournament begins at 8 a.m. at Lake D’Arbonne Country Club (318-368-2474). The Watermelon Quality Contest is at 8 a.m. at the L.S.U. Extension Office (Rafash Brew 318-368-9935). The Union Parish A.B.A.T.E. Poker Run Registration is at 8 a.m. (Randy Almond 318-608-7407). The Parade is at 9 a.m. on Main Street. The Watermelon Auction is at 10 a.m. at the Courthouse Square. Watermelon Story Time at the Bookmobile will be from 10-2 (Stephanie Herrmann 318-372-3006). Introduction of the Queens is at noon at the Courthouse Square. Outstanding Teen and Miss Watermelon Pageant is at 7 p.m. at D’Arbonne Woods Charter. The D’Arbonne Watermelon Fishing Tournament is 8pm-7am (Lake D’arbonne 318-368-0666 or 318-235-1039.

Sunday the Wat3ermelon Wake Paddle Races are at 2 p.m. at D’Arbonne State Park (Stephanie Herman 318-372-3006.)

For more information on the festival visit www.louisianawatermelonfestival.org