Watermelon & Pie Competitions

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 - 2020 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.

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