A Caution in the Age of COVID-19
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If you’re traveling for a foodie event, check with the organizers to be certain it’s still scheduled. It’s probably been canceled, and you should be “sheltering in place” anyway.

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North Carolina Watermelon Festival

Submitted by on July 30, 2019 – 8:23 amNo Comment

Watermelon Festival, Murfreesboro, North CarolinaThe 34th annual Watermelon Festival takes place tomorrow (July 31, 2019) through Saturday (August 3, 2019), in downtown Murfreesboro, North Carolina.

The event kicks off at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow (July 31, 2019) with a Steamed Shrimp Dinner hosted by the Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce (they’re serving until 7 p.m.). The festival food court opens at 6 p.m. that evening, and continues during festival hours through Saturday (August 3, 2019).

Free watermelon slices will be handed out at noon Friday (August 2, 2019) in the Show Place, where a discussion of “How to select and cut watermelons” begins at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Seed Spitting and Watermelon Eating Contests begin at 2 p.m. Saturday (August 3, 2019).

High point is always the Watermelon Parade, set to step off rain or shine at 10 a.. Saturday (August 3, 2019) along Main Street.

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