NC Watermelon Queen


Congratulations to 2018 NC Watermelon Queen Katie for being crowned the 2019 National Watermelon Queen!

WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — Katie Honeycutt, the 2018 North Carolina Watermelon Queen, is the new National Watermelon Queen.

Honeycutt, 21, was chosen from the eight watermelon queens who’ve represented their state/regional groups over the past year. She was crowned Feb. 24 during the awards banquet at the National Watermelon Association Conference, which was off the mainland for the first time in 105 years. Honeycutt will represent the association in promoting watermelons at events ranging from festivals, retail store samplings and even visits with legislators as ambassadors for the industry.

She’s majoring in agriculture education and agribusiness management at North Carolina State University. Honeycutt is the daughter of Barry and JoAnne Honeycutt of Angier, North Carolina.

our own Katie Honeycutt has been crowned National Watermelon Queen 2019

Meet the 2019 NC Watermelon Queen

Watermelon Queen 2019 - Amy Arnold

Miss Amy Arnold of Washington was selected from a field of contestants as the 2019 N.C. Watermelon Queen. 

Amy is a student at N.C. State University with a major in Horticulture Science.

Ms. Arnold will represent the industry at promotions, media events and festivals during 2019 all across the state. 

Ms. Arnold is the daughter of Andrew & Melinda Arnold of Washington, NC.

Watermelon Queen 2019 - Amy Arnold

Queen's Schedule

If you would like to schedule the queen for an event please call or email:
Sharon Rogers - 336-583-9630

NC Watermelon Assoc. Convention

March 8-10, 2019
Wrightsville Beach, NC

2019 NWA Convention

February 19-24, 2019
Waikoloa, Hawaii

Mar-Del Watermelon Assoc. Convention

February 1-2, 2019
Cambridge, MD

SC Watermelon Assoc. Convention

January 18-20, 2019
Charleston, SC

Marine Corp Marathon

October 26-28, 2018
Washington, DC

NC State Fair Grand Opening

October 12, 2018
Raleigh, NC

SE Vegetable & Fruit Expo

November 2018
Greensboro, NC

Food Lion Family Picnic

September 2018
Salisbury, NC

NC Watermelon Festival

August 23-25, 2018
Winterville, NC

North Carolina Watermelon Festival

Augus 3-5, 2018
Murfreesboro, NC

Outer Banks Watermelon Festival

August 1, 2018
Kitty Hawk, NC

Mar Del Queen Tour

July 30 - Aug. 4

Western NC Farmers Market

July 27, 2018
Asheville, NC

Raleigh Farmers Market

July 26, 2018
Raleigh, NC

Piedmont Triad Farmers Market

July 20, 2018
Greensboro, NC

Charlotte Farmers Market

July 13, 2018
Charlotte, NC

Food Lion - Thriller on the Griller

July 8, 2018
Atlantic Beach, NC

Food Lion - Thriller on the Griller

July 7, 2018
Emerald Isle, NC

Food Lion - Thriller on the Griller

July 6, 2018
Beaufort, NC

Food Lion - Thriller on the Griller

July 1, 2018
Snead's Ferry, NC

Food Lion - Thriller on the Griller

June 30, 2018
Surf City, NC

Food Lion - Thriller on the Griller

June 29, 2018
Swansboro, NC

NC FFA State Convention

June 19-20. 2018
Raleigh, NC

Got to Be NC Festival

May 18-20, 2018
Raleigh, NC

NC Welcome Center I-85

May 11, 2018
Norlina, NC

NC Welcome Center I-95

May 10, 2018
Pleasant Hill, NC

National Watermelon Promotion Board Queen Training

April 20-22, 2018
Atlanta, GA

Cooper River Bridge Marathon

April 5-7, 2018
Charleston, SC

North Carolina Watermelon Association Convention

March 9-11, 2018
Wrightsville Beach, NC

NC Watermelon Festival

July 20-21, 2018
Fair Bluff, NC

Be Our Next Watermelon Queen

Be The Next Watermelon Queen!

Would you like to be the next North Carolina Watermelon Queen?

The 2019 crown was presented to Miss Amy Arnold of Washington, during the pageant at the 38th Annual North Carolina Watermelon Association Convention, March 2019 at the Holiday Inn Sunspree in Wrightsville Beach, NC. - 2020 could be your turn!

The 39th North Carolina Watermelon Association Annual Convention and the North Carolina Watermelon Queen Scholarship Pageant will be held in March 2020.  If you are interested in participating in the pageant please contact Sharon Rogers by email or phone 336-583-9630 for all the details.  Application deadline is February 1, 2020.

Be The Next Watermelon Queen!

Contact us

Mailing Address:
PO Box 58220
Raleigh, NC 27658

Telephone: (919) 413-9544
Fax: (919) 882-8533