Watermelon queens bring smiles to Rehoboth Boardwalk

Annual event celebrates sweet-tasting fruit at height of season
August 9, 2022

Story Location:
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
United States

National Watermelon Day was Aug. 3,  and to celebrate the annual event, representatives from the Mar-Del Watermelon Association and the National Watermelon Association handed out fresh-cut slices of watermelon on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk Aug. 4.

Watermelon queens donned their tiaras and pageant sashes to hand out roughly 45 sliced and diced watermelons. The weather was perfect for eating watermelon – hot and sunny, with a little breeze. With big smiles on their faces, people of all ages scarfed down the refreshing treats.

Those who missed the giveaway can plan ahead: National Watermelon Day 2023 will be Thursday, Aug. 3, which means the watermelon queens will probably be on the Boardwalk sometime near that date.

For more information on the Mar-Del Watermelon Association or its queen program, go to

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