Watermelon Day is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, at the State Farmers' Market in Raleigh.
This is a fun, relaxed event that includes free watermelon slices, watermelon recipes to take home and a largest watermelon contest. Weigh-in for the watermelon contest begins at noon.
The N.C. Watermelon Queen, Emma Cannon of Wendell, also will be on hand for meet and greets. She is a graduate of N.C. State University with a major in agricultural science, according to the N.C. Watermelon Association's website.
The State Farmers Market is located on Interstate 40 and Lake Wheeler Road, exit 297.