Watermelon Seed Spitting: Can You Beat 26 Feet?

By: Rachel Yonkunas Email
By: Rachel Yonkunas Email
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It was fun in the sun at Headland Square—fit for a watermelon eating contest. The farmer’s market hosted its 5th Annual Watermelon Seed Spitting contest and even with great competitors, no one could break Headland’s Mayor’s record of 26 feet.

However, the family fun event highlighted more than just watermelon.

“We have beef jerky, smoked ribs, smoked chicken, smoked sausages, and fresh lamb,” said local farmer Joey Sanderson.

It supports local growers and it is “family-fresh.” All produce is picked the morning of. Previous rain may have slowed the crowds, but the city does not see the event slowing down anytime soon.

“Our Headland's Farmer's Market is really fresh. This is an ongoing event that we've done five years in a row here at the farmer's market and it tends to help bring in our clients, which are our consumers.”

The winners took home trophies and sipped on fresh watermelon lemonade.

The farmer's markets in Headland, Downtown Dothan, and the Farm Center end July 26th.

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