Watermelon & Pie Competitions

Watermelon eating contest

Whether you want to compete or cheer on your friend, join us for a variety of fun, food competitions!

All competitions take place Saturday on the Main Stage in the Entertainment Zone. The 2019 schedule is below - 2021 schedule to be announced.

  • Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Watermelon Speed Eating Contest: 2-3 p.m.
  • Pie Speed Eating Contest: 4-5 p.m.

How to compete:

  • Any interested in competing should sign up prior to the competition at Wicomico Recreation & Parks tent located near the Main Stage in the Entertainment Zone.
  • Sign-up begins at 10 a.m.
  • Contestants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: Free to compete but space is limited.

Male and female divisions:

  • Youth 8-13
  • Adult 14 and older

Awards: Trophies and gift cards will be given to the winners.

Thank you to the Mardela Watermelon Association.

Fair Sponsors

Mcintyre's Electrical Service
Perdue Farms
MidAtlantic Farm Credit
Eastern Shore Forest Products
Pete Richardson Auction Sales
iHeart Radio
Salisbury Independent
Tilghman Oil
Mardel Watermelon Association
Wicomico County Farm Bureau
Bank of Delmarva
Shorecut Lawn Care
Mountaire Farms
Hebron Savings Bank