Uniting the Watermelon Industry

NWA proudly hosts the most significant gatherings in the US watermelon industry, with our flagship event, the National Convention, often called the "Watermelon Family Reunion." This annual gathering serves as a hub where the entire industry convenes to partake in enlightening sessions, collaborate in committee meetings, and cherish valuable moments together.

Click here to see photos from our 2024 National Convention.

In addition to our National Convention, we unite at various other industry events, such as our annual promotion on Capitol Hill and regional watermelon conventions organized by our affiliated state chapters. Join us as we foster industry camaraderie, exchange knowledge, and collaborate across the watermelon community.

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NWA National Convention

Feb 19 - 23, 2025

Austin, Texas

The National Watermelon Association’s National Convention is the premier networking and education
event dedicated to the watermelon industry.

Join us in Austin, Texas for education, networking, auction, the crowning of our 2025 National Watermelon Queen, and an unbelievable Texas experience!

Florida Watermelon Association 2024 Convention

October 24-26, 2024

Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa, Fort Myers, FL

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President: Rob Gibson

For more information, visit flfwa.com or email Katie - keoxford@asginfo.net

Georgia Watermelon Association 2025 Convention

January 24-26, 2025

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort, Braselton, GA

Georgia Watermelon Assoc.

President: Brad Jones

For more information, visit georgiawatermelonassociation.org or email dcheplick@asginfo.net

Gulf Coast Watermelon Association 2025 Convention


Scottsdale, AZ

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President: Allen Eubanks

For more information, visit gulfcoastwatermelon.org 

Illiana Watermelon Association 2025 Convention

January 16-19, 2025

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President: Rob Beets

For more information, visit illianawatermelon.com or email: illianawatermelon@gmail.com

Mar-Del Watermelon Association 2025 Convention



Mar Del Watermelon Assoc.

President: Doug Tucker

For more information, visit mardelwatermelon.org or email: mardelmelon@hotmail.com

North Carolina Watermelon Association 2025 Convention

March 2025 (specific dates TBA)


North Carolina Watermelon Assoc.

President: Mike Marks

For more information, visit ncmelons.com or email: cathy@seasag.com

South Carolina Watermelon Association 2025 Convention



South Carolina Watermelon Assoc.

President: Will Willis

For more information, visit scwatermelon.org or email: ggohagan@scda.sc.gov

Texas Watermelon Association 2024 Convention

November 7-9, 2024


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President: Kristin P. Warner

For more information, visit texaswatermelons.com or email: texaswatermelons@gmail.com

Western Watermelon Association 2025 Convention



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President: Tashi Zouras

For more information, visit westernwatermelon.com or email: tashi@gardikas.com