The 28th Annual Watermelon Festival is set for this weekend in Hempstead.

Tonight’s (Friday) events include: the junior barbeque cook off at 6:00, a street dance at Depot Park at 7:00 and the Friday Night Band from 8:00-to-midnight.  The carnival opens at 5:00.

The annual Watermelon Parade kicks off Saturday’s events at 9:00 a.m.  The opening ceremony and queen’s crowning is set for 10:30 at Gazebo Park.

Barbeque judging begins at 11:30 at Gazebo Park.

Hempstead Chamber of Commerce President Malcolm Brown says there will be live music from 1:00-to-3:00 at Depot Park…


Saturday’s activities culminate with a street dance from 9:00-to-midnight at Depot Park with the Brown Sugar Band.

Brown adds that there will be plenty of activities for the youngsters as well…


Trailboss Troy of KTEX-106 will be broadcasting live tomorrow from the KTEX Country Cruiser.


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