53rd Annual Watermelon Festival

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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

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

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

Parking: $4.00