If It’s Summer It’s Watermelon Time

If It's Summer It's Watermelon Time

Years ago when I attended FSU I went to a June Watermelon Festival in Chipley (Washington County). I see that after 57 years the Watermelon Festival is still going on strong – this year on June 28-29th.

In the winter Florida caters a lot of food festivals for the tourists with seafood, Cuban, Latin, Greek, and fancy wine.. In the summer, however, it’s time for Southern food, particularly in Panhandle and Northeast Florida.

Expect a big parade down Main Street, plenty of country, blue grass, and gospel music, country crafts and food eating contests. Most of the action will be northwest of downtown at Pals Park.

Summer visitors to Florida can expect a lot of outdoor grilled Southern food and country music if they look up Florida food festivals on the Internet.

About floridatraveler

Historian and travel writer M. C. Bob Leonard makes the Sunshine State his home base. Besides serving as content editor for several textbook publishers and as an Emeritus college professor, he moderates the FHIC at www.floridahistory.org
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