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Watermelon contest part of State Farmers Market's Watermelon Day

Posted July 29, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014

The farmers pose with their entries in the Biggest Watermelon weigh-off: (right to left) Larry Boyette, 170.5 pounds, third place; Donald Murphy, 184 pounds, first place; Robert Ward, 153 pounds, fifth place; H.C. Williams, 168.5 pounds, fourth place; Charles Payne, 136.5 pounds, sixth place; and Jimmy Briggs, 180 pounds, second place.

The State Farmers Market in Raleigh will have some giant watermelons on display this week.

Watermelon Day is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, at the market off Lake Wheeler Road in south Raleigh. The event includes the watermelon contest with a $1,000 prize for the first place winner; free watermelon slices; recipes; a visit from the N.C. watermelon queen; and lots of North Carolina grown watermelon for sale.

This is a fun opportunity to head over to the market and pick up some watermelon and all of the other great produce for sale.


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  • iopsyc Jul 30, 2014

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    It's not bad if you live or work in Raleigh and can head over there for your lunch break.

  • zeb Jul 30, 2014

    Yea, too bad it is during work hours for MOST people....