Georgia Watermelon Calendar

Calendar of Events

We are ramping up for 2017 Promotions!  Stay tuned!

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.

Here is everything we’ve done so far in 2016:


  • Harvey’s Retailers Meet and Greet – Tifton Conference Center
  •  Exhibit at Farm Day at Dooly County Elementary School
  •  Ag Awareness Day at the Capitol
  • Ag Awareness Week at Lee County Primary School
  • Quitman Elementary School
  • J Davis Fairgrounds

April 1

  • Feed My School Week – Jackson County Elementary
  • Lowndes Middle School
  • Cooper River Bridge Run & In-Store Visits – Charleston SC
  •  Queen Training with NWPB, Orlando FL
  • Echols County High School & Lowndes Elem. Kindergarten
  • Cook Elementary School
  •  N. Brooks Elementary


  •  Furlow Charter School
  • Sutherland Food Show
  • WMAZ Macon, Bibb County Ag Day
  • Ag Awareness Day – Pearson Elementary
  • Ag Awareness Day – Thomson McDuffie Middle School
  • Claxton Elementary Ag Expo
  • Publix – Tifton & Valdosta
  • Georgia Farm Bureau Meeting


  • WALB & Harveys – Albany
  • WSST & Harveys – Cordele
  • GWA Member Farm Tours
  •  SE Grocers-Unveiling of Commitment to Local Sourcing Policy
  • Rock Eagle Summer Camp
  • Cordele Watermelon Days Festival & Parade
  •  Longo’s Promotional Blitz – Toronto
  • Publix Albany & Albany Marine Corp Logistics Base


  •  Atl & Co. TV Segment/ Fresh Market – Atlanta
  •  Moody AFB Commissary
  •  Fort Stewart, Hunter AFB Commissaries
  • Kings Bay Commissary
  • ‘Watermelon Month’ Celebration – Fulton County Library
  •  Youth World Barrel Racing Championship, Perry Ga
  •  Fort Benning Commissary


Mar-Del National Watermelon Queen Tour


Farm Day in the Fall – Tift County Schools


PMA Fresh Summit Orlando

October 28-30

Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC


Savannah Food & Wine Festival

January 27-29, 2017 – GWA Annual Convention in St. Simons Island

Upcoming NWA Conventions

2017 – N. Lake Tahoe. NV
2018 – Nashville, TN