• 2019 Annual Meeting

    GWA Annual Meeting & Conference

    Make plans now to attend! Online registration is OPEN When: January 25 – 27, 2019 –  Where: King & Prince Resort  St. Simons Island, Georgia – Reservations: Call 1-800-342-0212 or click on the Green Tab Below

  • Watermelon

    Watermelon Growers Work to Produce a Sweet Crop with Good Texture

    By:  Clint Thompson, UGA    Julie Jernigan, UGA Posted April 2, 2018 In Georgia, it’s planting season for watermelons.  Usually, they aspire to produce high yields of a sweet crop, but they shouldn’t ignore firmness and texture, according to Tim Coolong, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension vegetable Horticulturist. “Sweetness is a major component to watermelons, […]

  • 2019 Sponsors

    GWA Thanks our 2018 Platinum Sponsors

    The Georgia Watermelon Association would like to thank Harrell’s, Gibson Produce, International Paper, Melon 1 Inc, C&L Packing and Border Melons East for being our 2018 Platinum Sponsors. A special thank you goes out to these organizations. If you would like to learn more about these fine companies please visit their websites below.

  • GWA Promotions

    GWA Plans Big Promotions for the Year

    Georgia Watermelon Association’s purpose is watermelon promotion from production to consumption. Promotions can vary from our watermelon queens making appearances and talking at functions, to providing informative links about watermelon and the watermelon industry and sharing interesting watermelon recipes with all of our fans. To Learn more about GWA’s Marketing Program, Click Here.

Calendar of Events

2018 Promotional Year A Great Success

Georgia Watermelon Association Promotions Calendar
To schedule a queen appearance at your retailer’s location, local event or school,
contact Dawn Cheplick at the GWA Office – 706-845-8575 or email Dawn Cheplick.

May/August
12 Farm to School Visits

June/July/August/September
Cordele Festival
Facebook Live Sessions with the Queen (4)
Georgia on My Mind Day
Longo’s – Toronto
NASCAR – Dayton Race with Ross Chastain
ATL & Co. – July 4th kick off promoting watermelon on air – media
The Fresh Market
Kroger – Grand Opening in Cumming Ga
Wegman’s – Richmond Virginia
Farm to School Symposium – (2)
Moody Air Force Base
MarDel Queen Tour
National Horseriding Barrel Race
Back to School Bash
Taste of Little Ones Expo
Cordele Kiwanis Club
SE Atlanta Library
Cordele Lions Club
UGA Scrimmage Day
Tops Grocery Store – Watkins Glen NY
Cooper River Bridge Run
Fulton Dekalb Health Summit
Pregnancy Care Center Tiftarea – donation check presentation

October/November
Georgia College – Career Fair
Brain Camp at the Delta Flight Museum
PMA in Orlando
Marine Corps Marathon

January 25-27, 2019 – GWA Annual Convention in St. Simons Island

Upcoming NWA Conventions
2019 – Hawaii
2020 – Disney Yacht & Beach Club, Lake Buena Vista, FL

Watermelon Feta Bites/Watermelon Water

Watermelon Feta Bites Images provided by kira-marie Southern summers mean it’s watermelon time! From toddlers to seniors, everyone can enjoy this juicy, cooling treat.  At just one year of age, Marlow’s favorite snack is chunks of watermelon.  I love watermelon juice, and we all enjoy watermelon infused water.  To celebrate the end of watermelon season, […]

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Watermelon Mint Lemonade Sorbet

Watermelon Mint Lemonade Sorbet Images provided by jamonkey Remember how I said I was going to be using my new ice cream maker like crazy?  Well, I have!  I thought the best way to end Summer would be with a pile of Georgia Watermelon.  This summer I’ve been obsessed with the watermelon mint lemonade, I’ve […]

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Watermelon Caprese Salad

Image provided by Darling Down South Watermelon Caprese Salad Blog post by Darling Down South on August 22, 2017 It is finally upon us the height of summer and we’re all draping ourselves in front of air conditioning units and lingering a bit longer in the stores with the coldest A/C in town.  I can’t […]

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