Each summer, the town celebrates the delicious flavor of this locally grown fruit at the Watermelon Days Festival. This year, the festival will run throughout the month of June, 2013. Call the Chamber of Commerce at 229-273-1668 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for the events list of activities.
Crisp County is Georgia's #1 watermelon-growing county and the #4 watermelon-growing county in the United States. The most prominent watermelons grown in Crisp County are seedless, red watermelons.
For a real adrenaline-pumping thrill, catch a race at the Watermelon Capital Speedway. This 3/8 mile paved oval track features weekly Saturday night racing action, monthly SCCA Road Racing events and other special events year round.
Sweet, juicy watermelon, cantaloupes and local fruit and vegetables are featured at the Cordele Farmers' Market located at 1901 US Highway 41 North. This market is the premier watermelon buying and shipping point in the country for watermelon. Call 229-276-2335 for more information.