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Fleamasters Watermelon Festival

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The two-day event features Seed Spitting and Speed Eating competitions, a Community Exhibition Showcase and Shopper’s Scavenger Hunt. Local musicians will perform on two stages, in the Music Hall and the Main Market. Children will be entertained with skill games, free face painting and balloon animals. And, of course, everyone may sample delicious, sweet Florida watermelon Seed Spitting and Speed Eating competitions are also a Festival highlight. For Seed Spitting and Speed Eating, medals, prizes and bragging rights will be awarded for each of three age groups: 10 and under, 11 to 16, 16 and over. If anyone breaks the seed-spitting world record (68-feet, nine and ⅛-inches) they’ll win $500 cash from Fleamasters Fleamarket. Everyone can play the Shopper’s Scavenger Hunt Saturday and Sunday. Pick up a Scavenger Hunt card in the market and take it to participating stores to collect a stamp. Collect a row of stamps to win prizes: Festival bling (a collectible t-shirt or pin), Flea Dollars to spend in the market and more. Over 500 prizes in all! Turn in completed cards to be entered in a chance drawing for the Grand Prize. No purchase necessary to enter or win. What: Fleamasters Watermelon Festival Live entertainment, Community Showcase Exhibition, watermelon competitions, kid’s face painting, balloon animals and skill games. Featuring local musicians on two stages. When: Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, 2012, 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Where: Fleamasters Fleamarket S.R. 82 1¼ miles west of I-75 (exit 138), Ft. Myers Cost: Free Parking and Admission. Entry fee for competitions: Seed Spitting, $1 for 3 seeds, enter as many times as you want. (Contestants who accidentally swallow seeds while sucking in air prior to seed launch will be given one extra seed.) Speed Eating, $10 to enter (adults), $5 (age 16 or under), includes a 2012 Watermelon Festival t-shirt. Website/Information: Get Watermelon Festival updates on Fleamasters Facebook page. phone:239-334-7001

Occurs daily: (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM) [starting Jun 23, 2012 ending Jun 24, 2012]
Contact Name: Bonnie Ballard
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 727-460-8404

Fleamasters Fleamarket
4135 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Ft Myers, FL 33916

Ticket Price: free
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