Watermelon Eating Contest


UPDATE: Due to the extremely wet conditions and high lake levels, which have resulted in the fireworks shoot site and shoreline trail being underwater, the Liberty By The Lake festival has been relocated to The Colony Five Star Complex (4100 Blair Oaks).

Different location, same great patriotic celebration!

Annual Contest

There's nothing more American than enjoying a cold refreshing watermelon on a hot summer day. If you are a true watermelon lover and think you have the skills to out pace the competition, then plan now to join us for the annual Watermelon Eating Contest at Liberty By The Lake.

Return the completed Entry Form (PDF) to the Watermelon tent at Liberty By The Lake. Only 10 contestants will be allowed per age category, and contestants will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

Age Categories

  • Group 1: Ages 10 to 14 years
  • Group 2: Ages 15 to 19 years
  • Group 3: Ages 20 to 29 years
  • Group 4: Ages 30 and up

2019 Watermelon Eating Contest Results

Ages 10 – 14 years

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Ages 15 – 19 years

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Ages 20 – 29

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Ages 30+ years

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For more information on the Watermelon Eating Contest, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 972-625-1106 or email the festival staff.

Young person eating watermelon