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.

Click here to see what our 2017 GWA Queen, Anna Beth Potter, has to say about her year so far!  If you or someone you know is interested in competing for the title of 2018 GWA Queen, please download the application and contract here.

See below GWA Queen Promotion reports from the coordinator.

Meet our 2017 GWA Queen,
Anna Beth Potter 

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Anna Beth is the 21 year old daughter of Jay and Melissa Potter.  She graduated from Lee University, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a minor in Spanish.  read more »

Anna Beth’s watermelon promotions are in full swing!  They began with Ag Day at the Capital, Queen Training with the National Watermelon Promotion Board and the Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston.  She has been very 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! 


Queen Anna Beth goes live on July 3, 2017 on atl&co to show the viewers how to make our famous ‘Fire and Ice Salsa’.  Check it out!


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