Festival Celebrates Hempstead’s Signature Crop

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The Watermelon Festival actually started in 1941, but stopped because of World War II. The town picked up the tradition again in 1990 and has been going strong ever since. 

HEMPSTEAD - Nothing says summertime better than eating a piece of home-grown watermelon and there was plenty of it in Hempstead today.

The 25th annual Watermelon Festival was a juicy success. Folks came from all over the Brazos Valley and Houston to enjoy lots of food and games, all to celebrate Hempstead's signature crop.

There were even people handing out free watermelons to the crowd.

"In Hempstead, the big homecoming is the watermelon festival. Our city all comes together to bring our people to town," said Cheryl Cooke with the Hempstead Chamber of Commerce.

Of course there was a watermelon-eating and seed spitting contest to round out the fun.

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