Great Crowd For The 2013 Knox County Watermelon Festival (Pictures)

August 4, 2013 12:02 AM


Credit: Tiffany Heath/Hometown News

Credit: Tiffany Heath/Hometown News

(Vincennes, Indiana) –  The 2013 Knox County “Watermelon Festival” and “Great American Grill-Off” was held Saturday on Patrick Henry Drive in Vincennes.

The folks in Vincennes take watermelons so serious they hold a festival and devote an entire day to celebrate the fruit.   The event is sponsored by the Knox County Chamber of Commerce.

This years event featured a 5K color run, baby, toddler, and Miss Watermelon pageants, Knox Co. Humane Society’s Annual Pet Contest, Seed spitting contests and music.

The “Great American Grill-Off” brought in competitors using their finest skills to make some of the best BBQ.

Free Watermelon was served the entire day Nowaskie Melons.


(Pictures provided by Hometown News Chris Richardson, Tiffany Heath, & Josh Lewsader)

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