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Stockdale Watermelon Jubilee

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Real Estate Agent with StepStone Realty, LLC

The annual Stockdale Watermelon Jubilee is one of oldest watermelon celebrations in Texas. This years celebration for the 66th annual Stockdale Watermelon Jubilee & Rodeo starts June 17-19, 2010 and begins with Carnival Kids Night on Thursday.


The carnival then opens on Friday night at 6 p.m. The Coronation of the Rodeo Queen and her Court will be at 7 p.m. with the Rodeo following.
The "Bart Crow Band" will perform at 8:30 at the main pavilion followed by "The Casey Donahew Band" at 10:30.


Saturday morning starts with the 5K Watermelon Crawl walk/run with the Parade at 10:00 a.m. There are numerous activities throughout the day with a Night concert featuring Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Kyle Park.


The area surrounding Stockdale was first settled in the 1830′s, but it was not until the 1860′s and 1870′s that the town began. It was named for the Lt Governor & Governer Fletcher Stockdale. Around 1915, watermelons became a cash crop in the area and peanuts followed in the 1930′s. Watermelons were such an important crop that in 1937 the community's annual celebration was changed from the Autumn Fair to the Watermelon Jubilee.


Come enjoy the Jubilee and the delicious watermelon.

Yummy, Yummy !!!

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Faye Y.Taylor

StepStone Realty, LLC

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Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
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WatermelonJubilee? What do you, guys, do with watermelons there? Never heard about one, but then, I have never been to the Great State of Texas

Jun 16, 2010 03:50 PM
Cindy Cranston
Fulmer Realty- Floresville, LaVernia, San Antonio - San Antonio, TX

Awesome! Great Family fun. My favorite is the seed spitting.

Jun 16, 2010 05:52 PM
Faye Y. Taylor
StepStone Realty, LLC - Floresville, TX
Country Living with City Convenience -Wilson Co TX

Almost all the farmers around here raised watermelons as a cash crop.   Years ago my dad gave my husband and me his canteloupe patch & we hawked it to the Farmers Market in San Antonio down by the RIVER WALK.    We made a nice chunk of change taking cantaloupes to "market".

The seed spitting is the most fun if you are not the receipant.   My uncles would always harass us when we were kids spitting their seeds at us.  Also telling us not to swallow the seeds or the watermelons would grow in our stomachs.

Jon,

Have you ever seen a float decorated with watermelons?  There are several towns that have a watermelon celebration and the floats match their theme.  Small town living is a trip.  Also try a watermelon icee or slush.  REALLY good.

Jun 17, 2010 04:50 AM