The Hope Watermelon festival features numerous activities including arts and crafts, food, entertainment and other family-oriented activities. Local civic clubs hold dinners featuring such down-home fare as locally grown smoked chicken and golden fried catfish. You can participate in a 5 k race, take in a dog show, enter the "Watermelon Idol" talent contest. The Urban Cowboy Reunion Tour staring Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee will headline the Friday night concert in the park! Saturday night concert will see mark the return of gospel music Gospel Fest!
Watermelon idol at McDonald's Stage
6:00pm: Little miss and Mister watermelon at McDonalds Stage
7:00pm: Baggo tournament at Legion Field at Fair Park