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.
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.
If you would like to schedule the queen for an event please call or email:
Sharon Rogers - 336-583-9630
2019 NWA ConventionFebruary 19-24, 2019
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SC Watermelon Assoc. ConventionJanuary 18-20, 2019
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NC State Fair Grand OpeningOctober 12, 2018
SE Vegetable & Fruit ExpoNovember 2018
Food Lion Family PicnicSeptember 2018
NC Watermelon FestivalAugust 23-25, 2018
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Outer Banks Watermelon FestivalAugust 1, 2018
Mar Del Queen TourJuly 30 - Aug. 4
Western NC Farmers MarketJuly 27, 2018
Raleigh Farmers MarketJuly 26, 2018
Piedmont Triad Farmers MarketJuly 20, 2018
Charlotte Farmers MarketJuly 13, 2018
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NC FFA State ConventionJune 19-20. 2018
Got to Be NC FestivalMay 18-20, 2018
NC Welcome Center I-85May 11, 2018
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National Watermelon Promotion Board Queen TrainingApril 20-22, 2018
Cooper River Bridge MarathonApril 5-7, 2018
North Carolina Watermelon Association ConventionMarch 9-11, 2018
NC Watermelon FestivalJuly 20-21, 2018
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 336-583-9630 for all the details. Application deadline is February 1, 2020.
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