Petersburg’s inaugural Watermelon Festival coming this weekend

The first ever Petersburg Watermelon Festival is Aug. 12 from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Old...
The first ever Petersburg Watermelon Festival is Aug. 12 from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Old Towne.(Source: Harsha K R / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)
Published: Aug. 7, 2022 at 3:35 PM EDT
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PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - Petersburg is hosting its first-ever Watermelon Festival at The Iron Works in Old Towne.

Attendees can participate in watermelon eating and seed spitting contests, grab food and beverages from local vendors, and chill for the day.

There will be beer, cider, wine, mead, other beverages and a variety of different foods for purchase.

Some vendors include Beaunuts Buttermilk Donuts, Tabon Fry and Southern Eats, Old Towne’s Alibi and Baked.

Haley’s Honey Meadery and Three Leg Run Brewery will sponsor the event. The Watermelon Festival will run from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, at The Iron Works on 30 W. Old St.

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