The Hope Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 46th Annual Hope Watermelon Festival from Thursday, August 11 through Saturday, August 13 at Hope Fair Park in Hope Arkansas.
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The festival Theme this year is' Rockin it to the Rind'

It'll be a fun time for all ages so get ready it's all most time for the Watermelon eating and seed spitting contests for all ages, there will be a Kidz Zone, concessions, arts and crafts vendors and exhibits.

Hope Watermelon Festival Parade

The festival parade will be held Monday, August 8 at 6PM. The deadline to enter a float is July 22.  More details here.

The Hope Civitan Car Show

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Photo by Andrew Coop on Unsplash

There will also be The Hope Civitan Car Show Saturday, August 13 from 8AM to 2PM.  $25 Entry Fee. Dash Plaques for the first 50 Cars.  Awards will be given for Top 3 in Class and presented around 2PM Deadline to enter is August 5

call (870) 648-5084 or the Hope Chamber at (870) 777-3640.

44th Annual Hope Watermelon 5K Run/Walk

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The Watermelon 5K run/walk will be Saturday, August 13 at 7:30 AM.  Sign up at

Watermelon Olympics

Juniors (ages 6-12) includes sack race, egg toss and more. Call the chamber for more information call (870) 777-3640 or email Thursday, August 11 at 6 PM.

Adults with 3-on-3 basketball, volleyball, tug-a-war and more. Call Summer Powell at (870) 777-7500. Thursday, August 11 at 6:30 PM.

Live Music and the Watermelon Idol Competition

Watch great local live performances at the Watermelon Idol Competition and of course enjoy ice-cold delicious Watermelons!

Uncle Kracker Headlines the 46th Annual Hope Watermelon Festival Concert!

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The big 46th Annual Hope Watermelon Festival Concert at 7 PM Saturday, August 13 with Uncle Kracker.  Gates open at 6:00 PM - Hope Fair Park! Purchase your tickets online at


More details are available at their Facebook events page

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