Take part in the Watermelon Idol competition at the Hope Watermelon Festival

It’s time to put your singing talent to the test and register now for the Watermelon Idol Singing Contest at the Hope Watermelon Festival this weekend.

The competition is limited to 20 entries, which will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The first round of the competition will take place on Thursday, August 5th, at 4:30 p.m. on the Farmer’s Bank Stage. The final round will take place on Saturday, August 7th, at 6:00 p.m. on the CMC Steel Concert Stage.

Grand prize winner opens for Phil Vassar

The main prize winner has the opportunity to open a concert for Phil Vassar at the Watermelon Festival on Saturday evening.

Preliminary round: Thursday, August 5th, 4:30 p.m. – Farmer’s Bank Stage at Hope Fair Park

Finale: Saturday, August 7th, 6:00 p.m. – Hope Fair Park CMC Steel Concert Stage

First, Second and Third Prize:

3rd place – $ 50 & trophy

2nd place – $ 150 & trophy

1st place – $ 300, trophy & opens for Phil Vassar

* Hope-Hempstead County’s Chamber of Commerce provides trophies and cash prizes.

So enter

The entry form can be found online at Watermelon Idol Entry Form

Official rules:

1.) No professional singers are allowed to take part in the competition.

2.) Previous winners are not allowed to take part in the competition.

3.) There are no separate categories for individual and group activities or age.

4.) The 5 best acts, based on the judge’s score, will advance to the final round.

5.) No arguments or harassment with the judges will be tolerated.

6.) If you are late for your time slot, you will be disqualified.

7.) Participants must provide their own instruments and / or soundtracks.

Contact the Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce for more information.

Click here for more details on the Hope Watermelon Festival this weekend at Hope Fair Park in Hope, Arkansas.

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