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  1. Ruth Carnley says:

    Could I have information on being a vendor.

  2. Good day. My name is Bradford with Haas & Wilkerson Insurance. I would like to speak with you about your current insurance plan, our program, and how we might be the perfect fit for the Watermelon Fest! Please email me back, or just give me a call @ 913-676-9307 to discuss further. Thank you for any consideration and enjoy your day! Bradford

  3. I’d like to know if you have an Avon Representative already booked for the Watermelon Festival. I’d like to register if you don’t. Also, is there a way to send in the application and fee online? Also, what would the fee be? Thank you in advance!
    Tabitha McCall 251-776-0605

  4. Camm Lewis says:

    I was just wondering how to get the opportunity to sing at the festival? I’m from grand bay and play music at several different venues along the coast and was just trying to find some info on the festival

  5. Bosarge says:

    Will there be a pretty baby contest?

  6. holly garity says:

    What is the charge to set up a table to sell items

  7. John King says:

    Hi, I work with a Country artist named John King out of Nashville. John tours all over the Country and has expressed interest in coming to play for your fair this year!! Recently, he’s been touring with acts like Jason Aldean, FGL and Cole Swindell. John made his Grand Ol Opry Debut in November and just released his second single to radio “On Your Lips”. The song is already impacting in over 80 cities on terrestrial radio!

    His first single “Tonight Tonight” was one of the most successful songs of 2014 for a new artist and was played nationwide on FM and XM radio. It was also used by CBS for Thursday Night Football Broadcasts all last season! John also just wrote Randy Houser’s current single “We Went” which is already in the top 20 on XM’s The Highway!! I’ve attached a high quality press shot, a bio and links to music including the current single “On Your Lips”! Who would be the best person to reach out to get something booked!!?

    Here’s a little press kit the record label put together:
    1.) Last year John played over 240 shows in 44 states with some of the biggest artists in Country including Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts, Cole Swindell, Brett Eldredge, Brantley Gilbert and others. We estimate that he physically played in front of around 800,000 people. In 2015 John will continue to do dates with Aldean, Cole Swindell and FGL.

    2.) John was one of the only new country artists in 2014 to have a top 40 song on the Billboard chart. His song “Tonight Tonight” was his first single and has been named one of the hottest songs of 2014.

    3.) Last year, CBS and the NFL Network licensed John’s song Tonight Tonight for use in Thursday night football. It was played once every week on national television giving millions of fans exposure to his music on a weekly basis.

    4.) John was one of the only new artists this year to be invited to play the Grand Ole Opry in 2014!!

    5.) Without any aid from ads, the ‘Tonight Tonight’ YouTube video has attained almost 200,000 views over the last 6 months.

    6.) Johns social media reach more than tripled in 2014.

    7.) John and his band traveled over 120,000 miles through 44 states in 2014 alone. Next year that number will also increase.

    8.) John’s most recent youtube video performing his song “On Your Lips” acoustic w/ friends The Cimorelli’s has already received over 100k hits in 2 DAYS!!!

    Listed below are links to check out John’s music:

    “Tonight Tonight” on NFL John King – Green Bay Packers v. Oakland Raiders – Aug. 22, 2014

    New Single “On Your Lips” https://www.youtube.com/watchv=7GE3VTomg3w

    “Tonight Tonight” lyric video- John King “Tonight Tonight” Official Song Stream

    twitter @johnkingcountry
    instagram @johnkingcountry

  8. Albert Dyess says:

    We are interested in playing for you at the Watermelon Festival. Who shall we contact.

  9. Cheryl Smith says:

    We are working on our 2016 Calendar of Events for our new Visitors Guide. Will the Grand Bay Watermelon Festival be July 3 & 4, 2016 and be held at Festival Park? Thank you. Cheryl Smith.

  10. Lisa huffman says:

    Hello can you please send me the link to print the form out for the prettiest baby contest at the watermelon festival this yesr.also how much does it cost and when we need forms turn in.

  11. Lisa huffman says:

    Thank you I found it.my granddaughter is 3 now and will be the last year she can enter:((we have had fun everytime we have enter her…can they wear anything red,white and blue or with watermelons on it?the reason I ask she has red ,white and blue tutu with matching top,shoes and hair piece.will that be to much?

  12. Susan Cox says:

    Please include me on your vendor app invite list for next year! Thank you!

  13. Hi! My name is Elizabeth Davis. I’m the Communications Director for the Grand Bay Youth Athletic Association, GBYAA. I was wondering if you would allow us to set up a booth at the festival for information and registration for our cheer and football fall season? Please let me know! Thanks so much!

  14. Lycrecia Stewart says:

    How will we find out if, we have a booth at the watermelon festival. My name is Lycrecia Stewart.

  15. Justin rogers says:

    Is it to late to volunteer

  16. Nicole says:

    What TIME is the prettiest baby contest. I can’t find any of that type of info on the site

  17. Rebecca Turner says:

    Just curious, how many watermelons are eaten throughout the festival?

  18. Alvin B says:

    What time on Tuesday the 4th is the watermelon seed spitting contest?

  19. Bob Ehlers says:

    I think it would be more child friendly if the part of the grounds just past where the cars were parked was used for the children’s playhouses instead of throwing away old junk and wood, because that area of the grounds held the most shade of anywhere. Kids playhouses set up in full sunlight get very hot and uncomfortable to be in. We would have stayed a lot longer and let them play and probably spent a little bit more money, but we do not let them participate in fun anymore that might adversely affect their health or welfare. It was an excellent time as always. I have brought my children here for years and now are bringing the grand-kids but I just saw something I thought would help in the future……

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