Tom Watson Watermelon Festival

Established in 2004, the Annual Tom Watson Watermelon Festival celebrates the history of Georgia agriculture.

The festival is held around the first or second Saturday in August at Hickory Hill  and includes events include food, crafts, mansion tours, educational displays round out the festival experience and the following events:2 mile watermelon waddle, watermelon recipe contest, watermelon recipe contest, watermelon growing contest, watermelon growing contest, seed spitting, shot-put, greased watermelon 3-legged relay, watermelon roll, and watermelon slingshot.