Beauregard Watermelon Festival

Presiding Judge: Festival Committee Member Pat Andrews

Championship event is open to all ages. Division breakdown as follows:

  Junior Division 12-16 years

 Adult Division 17 years and up

  • Contestants shall compete in their proper age and sex group. Final decisions of sex and age shall be determined by judges.
  • No contestant can enter more than one division.
  • Decisions of judges shall be final and irrevocable. In case of ties,  a second eat shall be ordered.
  • Speed of eating is the major factor of championships; however, certain emphasis will also be placed on neatness, lack of burping and certain other competitive courtesies.
  • Seed spitting shall be done in a straight forward manner. Seeds discharged in any direction or onto competitor's slice will be grounds for immediate disqualification.
  • No competitor shall ask for, nor receive, any special bathroom privileges until completion of individual eat.
  • Any complaint relative to size of melon slice must be lodged with judge prior to start of eat.
  • Costume or uniform shall be optional. Raincoats, umbrellas, and galoshes will be permitted. Acceptable also are snorkel, scuba equipment, or underwater breathing devices.
  • Sponsors shall not be held responsible for the after effects of seeds swallowed by any contestant. Contestants must use his/her own hands to secure melon firmly to table during contest.
  • Raising of slice during contest is not allowed.

Watermelon speed eating contest