Saturday, May 17th 2014-DeSoto Park ( at Peace River)
9 AM - 4 PM
Saturday, May 10th
Turner Center Annex
For information on:
Sponsorship & Dinner/Auction-Pam Ames firstname.lastname@example.org
Vendor- Becky Pelham email@example.com
Entertainment- Linda Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
Pageant-Cris Hickox email@example.com
Click here for the 2014 DeSoto County Watermelon Festival Vendor Application
DeSoto County Watermelon Festival Pageants
The DeSoto County Watermelon Festival will be held at the DeSoto Park on May 17, 2014.
Attached is the application for the DeSoto County Watermelon Pageants.
The DeSoto County Watermelon Pageants are open to all DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, and Charlotte County residents. To enter, return the attached application by March 1, 2014, along with the entry fee. Applications can be
turned into the Arcadia Main Street office at 22 N Polk Ave, Arcadia, FL 34266 or mailed to PO BOX 2344, Arcadia, FL 34265.
The Entry Fees are as follows:
Queen Pageant - $50.00
Jubilee Pageant- $40.00
Princess Pageant - $35.00
Crimson Sweet Pageant - $30.00
Sugar Babe Pageant - $25.00
All checks should be made payable to Arcadia Main Street.
All winners should be prepared to participate in the Watermelon Festival activities and the Queen will compete for the Florida State Watermelon Pageant.
Door admission of $3.00 per adult applies to all individuals with the exception of contestants. Admissions for children 2-12 years old are $2.00 and children 2 years old and under are free. There will be a Photogenic Award Winner in each pageant. This has no effect on the overall winners. Photos will be submitted in black and white. An out of town professional photographer will judge the photos. Photos need to be 5X7 pictures.
AS A CONTESTANT, PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF A CONTESTANT OF THE DESOTO COUNTY WATERMELON PAGEANT, I WILL NOT HOLD THE PAGEANT COMMITTEE, DIRECTOR, OR THE DESOTO COUNTY WATERMELON FESTIVAL RESPONSIBLE IN ANYWAY FOR LOSS OF ITEMS OR INJURY. I AGREE TO CONDUCT MYSELF IN A SPORTSMANLIKE MANNER AND ACCEPT THE JUDGES DECISIONS AS FINAL. CONTESTANTS MUST BE OF GOOD MORAL CHARACTER, SINGLE, NEVER BEEN MARRIED OR HAD A MARRIAGE ANNULLED. CONTESTANTS MUST NOT HAVE BEEN PREGNANT, BE PREGNANT, OR GIVEN BIRTH TO A CHILD.
Click here for application
If you need further information please feel free to contact Pageant Director Crissie Hickox at 863-990-1341.