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Watermelon Convention 2020 coming soon...

Plan to join us for our annual Mar-Del Watermelon Convention on January 31st - February 1st, 2020!

More Information COMING September 2019...



Friday, January 31, 2020


9am-10:30am Early Registration 

10:30am-12pm Growers Seminar

12pm-1pm Growers Buffet Lunch

1pm-4pm Growers Seminar 

4pm-6:30pm Regular Registration 

4pm-7pm Trade Show 

7pm President's Reception 

55th Annual Great Gatsby Event

Hors d'oeuvres 

Queen Contestant Introductions 

Live Entertainment 


Saturday, February 1, 2020 


9am-11am Registration 

9am-12pm Trade Show 

9am Nomination Committee Meeting

9:30am Membership Meeting 

11am Seed Spitting Contest 

12pm Lunch 

12pm-3pm Open Bar 

12:45pm Queen Contestant Speeches 

1pm Live Auction 

4:30pm-6:30pm Registration 

6pm Cocktail Hour 

7pm Banquet

Evening Gown Competition 

Impromptu Questions / Awards 

10pm Hospitality Room - Beside Michener's Lounge 





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Educational Seminars

Growers Seminar offer free to paid members during our annual convention. Industry leaders speak on topics such as food safety, research results, disease research, legislative and regulatory issues.