Festival Antique Car & Tractor Show. Visit the Cordele-Crisp County area thru June 25 for the 67th Annual Watermelon Days Festival. The main day of the festival will be Saturday, June 25, and will feature a parade, arts & crafts, entertainment, free slices of watermelon, a truck and car display, an antique tractor and equipment display, and water¬melon related competitions such as seed spitting, fast eating, etc.
Events in June will include a dog show, ¬pageant, road races, photo contest, puppet show, watermelon decoration contest, gospel singing, horseshoe tournament, and more. For a schedule of activities, phone 229-273-1668 or visit www.cordelecrispga.com.
Over four thousand acres of melons are grown in Crisp County which has the ideal soil to grow this delicious fruit. More than 200 million pounds of watermelons each year are shipped through the Cordele State Farmers Market. While in Crisp County visit Lake Blackshear, the Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park, the Watermelon Capital Speedway, golf courses, the SAM Shortline Excursion Train, and the Cordele State Farmers Market.