About the Georgia Watermelon Queen Tour

The Georgia Watermelon Queen Tour is part of the overall promotional effort of the Georgia Watermelon Association to increase sales. The Georgia Watermelon Queen is selected annually as an AMBASSADOR for the watermelon industry. The competition takes place in conjunction with the Georgia Watermelon Association Annual Meeting.

The Queen spends the year traveling to cities throughout Georgia and the nation, talking to people in supermarkets, at fairs and festivals, telling everyone about the nutritional benefits, and economical values of watermelon.  At the end of her reign, the GWA Queen will compete for the title of National Watermelon Queen at the NWA Annual Meeting & Convention.

The Queen is available for media appearances, in-store promotions, fairs, festivals or functions where watermelon is featured. For more information contact Dawn Cheplick, GWA Promotion Coordinator, dcheplick@asginfo.net or call the GWA office at 706-845-8575.

We are excited to announce Ms. Savannah Hartley will be representing the GWA as our 2018 Queen.  Savannah is from Glenwood, GA and attends ABAC where she will be graduating this Spring with a degree in Agricultural Communications. 

See below GWA Queen Promotion reports from the coordinator.

Meet our 2018 GWA Queen,
Savannah Hartley


Savannah is the 21 year old daughter of Tim and Alicia Hartley.  She is attending Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, GA, pursuing a degree in Agricultural Communications.  Savannah has been…  read more »

Savannah’s watermelon promotions are soon to be in full swing!  She will be attending Queen Training with the National Watermelon Promotion Board in Atlanta, Ga, the Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston.  She is busy visiting schools and participating in their ‘Feed My School’  and Ag Expo programs in addition to attending food shows, media interviews, retail/commissary promotions and festivals.  Upcoming watermelon promotional events include:  Longo’s retail promotion in Toronto, ATL & Co. interview, Chic-fil-A headquarters and more in-store visits.
Keep an eye out for more updates, and CONTACT US to get the queen to come to your school, festival, grocery store or event! 




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