Friday, Nov. 11th
9:00 A.M. Registration Opens
9:00 A.M. Guest Speakers
1:30 P.M. Board Meeting
3:00 P.M. Registration Open
6:00 P.M. Seed Spit Contest/Bar Open
6:00 P.M. Cocktail Hour
7:00 P.M. Dinner
8:00 P.M. Auction/Dancing
Saturday, Nov. 12th
9:00 A.M. Breakfast
Queen Speeches & Promotion Wear
11:30 A.M. Grower Luncheon/Greenhouse Tour
6:00 P.M. At McAllen Country Club
“A Night with the Great Gatsby”
2017 Queen Contestant Evening Gown Competition
2017 Texas Watermelon Queen Announced
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The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt.
Over 1,200 varieties of watermelons are grown worldwide in 96 countries.
Watermelons are 92% water.
Watermelon's official name is Citrullus Lanatus of the botanical family Curcurbitaceae. It is cousins to cucumbers, pumpkins and squash.
By weight, watermelon is the most-consumed melon in the U.S., followed by cantaloupe and honeydew.
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