Breaking Convention News  

  To Our Members and Friends:

  The last two months have been filled with inquiries asking whether or not to plan to attend our 2021 National Watermelon Association Convention at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

  We delayed asking our leadership to make that decision while hoping for better news. 

After a thorough vetting of the facts, mandates and limitations, unfortunately for the first time in our 106-year history, the NWA will not hold its national convention. 
Due to COVID-19 and all of the known and unknown impacts that the virus is having on large gatherings, we simply cannot risk the safety of our members, partners, family, friends and staff.

To delay the decision any further would have compromised the enjoyable experience that has defined the NWA national convention. The prudent decision is to cancel the event, and look forward to the national convention’s return in February 2022. 

The NWA is very grateful for the continued loyalty of our members, partners, sponsors and supporters, and for the trust you place in us every day. Despite the enormous challenges to our industry this year, there is no substitute for the people that make up this association who have persevered through this crisis with dedication and honor, and will move forward with confidence. I have the fullest of confidence in you our stakeholders … our friends … our family.  Stay strong, and stay safe. 


Bob Morrissey
Executive Director
National Watermelon Association 

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