Wacky Watermelon Fun

Face painted and competing in last year's watermelon seed spitting contest.

Face painted and competing in last year’s watermelon seed spitting contest.

Bigger and better than ever. That’s the only way to describe the 2015 Kitty Hawk Kites Watermelon Festival coming up this Thursday from 10:00 – 4:00. Held at our Jockey’s Ridge Crossing store in Nags Head, the festival has always been a day wacky fun, a great day for the whole family and lots of watermelons.

This year, though, it’s getting kicked up a notch with a waterslide—bring your bathing suit—and Mulligans is sending their food truck so they’ll be great eats for everyone.

Of course the usual suspects will still be there—face painting, toy demos, corn hole fun, a watermelon ice cream eating contest, watermelon eating contest and of course the highlight of the day—the watermelon seed spitting contest.

There is no cost to attend; however there is a fee to participate in the contests, with the proceeds going to Outer Banks Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Coalition.

The weather is looking just about perfect for Thursday, temperatures mid to upper 80s wit a light breeze off the ocean. The event is sure to be a lot of fun, so make be sure to make the Watermelon festival part of this week’s vacation plans.

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES:

10:30 AM – Watermelon Bowling

11:30 AM – Watermelon Ice Cream Eating Contest

12:30 PM – Watermelon Tower

1:30 PM – Watermelon Eating Contest

2:30 PM  – Watermelon Relay Race

3:30 PM – Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest