32nd Annual NC Watermelon Festival

August 2 - 5, 2017

Historic Downtown Murfreesboro, NC


 NC Watermelon Association

Miss Sarah Lemons is the 20 year old daughter of Michael and Lisa Lemons from Catawba, North Carolina.

She is a junior at North Carolina State University majoring in Agriculture Education and Extension Services with a Concentration in Animal Science.

Sarah is a member of Sigma Alpha Agriculture Sorority, North Carolina Young Farmers & Ranchers and was past president of the North Carolina FFA Association. She is a member of the National Jersey Wooly Rabbit Association and in 2015 was chosen the District 9 Showman of the Year.

Upon graduation Sarah plans to begin her career as an Agriculture Teacher and FFA Advisor. Her goal is to establish a high school agriculture education program because she believes every student can benefit from knowledge of the agriculture industry. Sarah knows that today agriculture is often at the forefront of media attention and education is very important in creating a generation of youth to advocate for the industry that works to feed them.

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Entertainment Schedule

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
7:00 PM - Band of Oz

Thursday, August 3,  2017
7:00 PM - Backyard Groove

Friday, August 4, 2017
7:00 PM - Steve Owens and the Summertime Band

Saturday, August 5, 2017
7:00 PM - Pizazz Band

Full schedule of events

2016 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsorship
Glover Construction, Inc.

Silver Sponsorship
Murfreesboro Farms, Inc.
National Watermelon Promotion Board
NC Watermelon Association
Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital

Business Patron
Chowan University
Expressions by Tim and Lorrie
Hill Realty
Jernigan Oil & Gas
Nucor Steel Hertford
Revelle and Lee Law Office
Roanoke Electric Cooperative
WDLZ - Murfreesboro
WLQM - Franklin
WPTM - Roanoke Rapids