53rd Annual Watermelon Festival

The wonderful Watermelon Festival returns for its 53rd year, on the infield of Santa Anita Park, featuring watermelon carving and cooking demonstrations,   recipe contests, watermelon eating and seed spitting contests, a wearable art contest and…daily watermelon carving contests with celebrity chefs and judges. Nightly prize draws, local bands and national touring acts for your listening pleasure, a bazaar marketplace, carnival rides, arcade games, an array of festival food favorites and beverages. Look for multi-platinum Grammy Award winner Rose Royce on Saturday night at 7pm and The Finalists featuring Elliott Yamin (American Idol) and Melissa Jimenez (The Voice) with Jack Mack & the Heart Attack Horns on Sunday at 6pm.

Every admission includes free watermelon slices and a free spin on the Watermelon Wheel for additional prizes and raffles tickets…and every one’s a winner! Children’s admission includes a free pass to the petting farm or zoo. All proceeds benefit local charities.

For additional information please visit Watermelon Festival or call 1-800-955-1277.

Festival Dates:
July 19 & 20, 2014

Festival Hours:
SAT | 10:00am – 9:00pm
SUN | 10:00am – 8:00pm

Admission:
General: $10 | Kids, 12 & under: $5
Seniors & Active Military: $8
Children under 2: FREE

Location:
Santa Anita Park
285 W. Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91007
(Entrance: Gate #6 off Colorado Pl)

Parking: $4.00

 

 


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