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.

  • Watermelon Speed Eating Contest: 1 p.m.
  • Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest: 2 p.m.
  • Pie Speed Eating Contest: 3 p.m.
  • How to compete:

  • Sign up prior to the competition at Wicomico Recreation & Parks tent located near the Main Stage in the Entertainment Zone.
  • Sign-up begins at 11 a.m.
  • Contestants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Cost: Free to compete but space is limited.


  • Youth 8-13
  • Adult 14 and older
  • Awards: Trophies will be awarded to the winners.

    Thank you to the Mardela Watermelon Association.

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