Sign up now for Watermelon Idol, the premiere singing contest in the Ark-La-Tex region! Watermelon Idol is live again this year at the Hope Watermelon Festival at Hope Fair Park. The contest is limited to 20 entries that will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The first round of competition is Thursday, August 5 at 4:30 p.m. on the Farmer’s Bank Stage. The final round will be held on Saturday, August 7, at 6:00 p.m. on the CMC Steel Concert Stage. The grand prize winner will have the opportunity to open for Phil Vassar at the Watermelon Festival Concert on Saturday night.
Preliminary Round: Thursday, August 5, 4:30 p.m. – Farmer’s Bank Stage at Hope Fair Park
Final Round: Saturday, August 7, 6:00 p.m. – Hope Fair Park CMC Steel Concert Stage
3rd place – $50 & Trophy
2nd place – $150 & Trophy
1st place – $300, Trophy, & opens for Phil Vassar
*The Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce provides trophies and cash prizes.
Entry Form: https://bit.ly/3iehhEZ
- No professional singers are allowed to enter the competition.
- No previous winners are allowed to enter the competition.
- There are no separate categories for individual and group acts or age.
- The top 5 acts based on the judge’s scores will make it to the final round.
- No arguing with or harassing the judges will be tolerated.
- If you are late for your time slot, you will be disqualified.
- Contestants must provide their own instruments and/or soundtracks.
For more information, contact the Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce.