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Thursday, June 19, 2008

52nd Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival features Country Music Legend John Conlee

The 52nd Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival takes place in Chipley, Florida on June 27 and 28.
The weekend begins on Friday, June 27 at the Northwest Florida Campground on Griffin Road in Chipley and features award-winning country group Shenandoah former lead singer Marty Raybon.
Grand Ole Opry star and country music legend John Conlee highlights the Saturday show at 2PM at the Washington County Agriculture Center on Highway 90.
The Panhandle Watermelon Festival remains one of the last totally free heritage festivals in Northwest Florida and highlights the culture of the area. Downtown Chipley Merchants will stay open for extended hours following the Festival, allowing visitors to browse this quaint historic town.
"We continue to try and provide something for everyone. With political season in full swing and national acts like John Conlee and Marty Raybon, we expect this year to be one of the largest turnouts in the 52 years of the Panhandle Watermelon Festival’s history. We invite everyone, young and old alike, to come to Washington County and enjoy this celebration," said Festival Chairman Judge Colby Peel.
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