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Watermelon Festival kicks off in Monticello

Watermelon Festival kicks off in Monticello
Watermelon Festival kicks off in Monticello
Posted at 4:28 PM, Jun 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-16 14:43:48-04

MONTICELLO, Fla. (WTXL) - It's all about the watermelon this weekend in Monticello.

Downtown Monticello is home to this year's Watermelon Festival, complete with a line up of arts and crafts and food vendors, many of them attending for the first time.

It will take place on Dogwood, Cherry, and Pearl streets.

The Monticello-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce says the festival usually draws in out of town crowds, which is good news for local food venues.

WTXL spoke with a few of the new faces today to see what they expect to gain from the annual tradition.