Hope Watermelon Festival

2021 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Nominations Now Being Accepted
It's time to nominate a great restaurant, proprietor and food event in the Texarkana area for the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. We've already had some big local winners from our area in the past couple of years. Cattleman's was inducted last year and Hope Watermelon Festival won a couple of years ago for in the Food-Themed Event.
43rd Annual Hope Watermelon Festival August 8-10
The 43rd Annual Hope Watermelon Festival is coming August 8, 9 and 10 at Fair Park in Hope,  Arkansas. There will be a ton of things to do and see for the whole family. Enjoy food, live entertainment and more! Enter the Watermelon Eating Contest or the Watermelon Idol contest, Watermelon Olympics, Pro Wrestling, plus a dog show and more!
Hope Watermelon Festival Coming Soon!
The 42 Annual Hope Watermelon Festival returns to Hope, Arkansas August 9 - 11, 2018, and along with some of the best watermelon you've ever tasted, this year's Friday night concert will feature an Urban Cowboy reunion with Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee.