It's time to show off your singing talents and sign up now for Watermelon Idol Singing Contest at the Hope Watermelon Festival this weekend.

The contest is limited to 20 entries that will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The first round of competition is Thursday, August 5 at 4:30 p.m. on the Farmer's Bank Stage. The final round will be held on Saturday, August 7, at 6:00 p.m. on the CMC Steel Concert Stage.

Grand Prize Winner Opens For Phil Vassar


The grand prize winner will have the opportunity to open for Phil Vassar at the Watermelon Festival Concert on Saturday night.

Preliminary Round: Thursday, August 5, 4:30 p.m. – Farmer's Bank Stage at Hope Fair Park

Final Round: Saturday, August 7, 6:00 p.m. – Hope Fair Park CMC Steel Concert Stage

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First, Second and Third Prizes:

3rd place - $50 & Trophy

2nd place - $150 & Trophy

1st place - $300, Trophy, & opens for Phil Vassar

*The Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce provides trophies and cash prizes.

Here's How to Enter

You can find out the entry form online at Watermelon Idol Entry Form


Official Rules:

1.) No professional singers are allowed to enter the competition.

2.) No previous winners are allowed to enter the competition.

3.) There are no separate categories for individual and group acts or age.

4.) The top 5 acts based on the judge's scores will make it to the final round.

5.) No arguing with or harassing the judges will be tolerated.

6.) If you are late for your time slot, you will be disqualified.

7.) Contestants must provide their own instruments and/or soundtracks.

For more information, contact the Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce.

Click Here for more details about the Hope Watermelon Festival this weekend at Hope Fair Park in Hope, Arkansas.

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