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Monday, July 8, 2013

Watermelon Games and Contests at Saturday’s Homegrown Celebration

ESB Financial hosts the market’s 10th annual Homegrown Celebration with watermelon games for the kids and more! Registration for games starts at 8:00 AM: watermelon rolling for kids 5 and under, watermelon eating for kids ages 6-9, and seed spitting for distance for kids ages 10-13. Participants will receive a Kasasa cape and prizes for the winners.

Artists of all ages are invited to bring a carved or decorated watermelon. Entries must be checked in at the kiosk by 7:55AM. The winner will receive a prize from the Emporia Arts Council and a People’s Choice Award will receive an Emporia Chamber gift certificate.

The Arts Council will be on hand at the event with watermelon themed crafts for the kids. Live music for will be provided by Savanna Chestnut.

The Emporia Farmers Market and the Annual Homegrown Celebration takes place in the parking lot at 7th and Merchant in Downtown Emporia.