Join us November 1 - 3 in St. Petersburg for the 2022 Florida Watermelon Convention!

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2022 Schedule

***Schedule is subject to change.***

Please note that this year's convention will begin on Tuesday and conclude on Thursday.

Tuesday, November 1

All Times Eastern

Noon - 5:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Event

Registration and Information Desk
Queen Committee Meeting
Research Committee Meeting
Marketing Committee Meeting
Spouse Outing

Auction Committee Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting

Queen Contestant Reception
Queen Orientation
FWA Hospitality Suite

Location

Palm Court Foyer
Majestic 3AB
Majestic 3AB
Majestic 3AB

Majestic 3AB
Majestic12AB
Tea Garden


Suite 766

Wednesday, November 2

All Times Eastern

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - Noon
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

11:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Event

Registration and Information Desk
Auction Items Receiving
Golf Tournament
Convention Exhibits Open

Queen Contestant Interviews
Buffet Luncheon
FWA Grower Education Session

President's Welcome Reception & Dinner
Casino Night

FWA Hospitality Suite

Location

Palm Court Foyer
Thomasson
Vinoy Golf Club
Palm Court Foyer

Esplanade
Royal 123
Royal 123
Majestic 123
Suite 766

Thursday, November 3

All Times Eastern

8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

8:00 a.m. - Noon
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - Noon 
Noon - 1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - Till End
6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Event
 
Breakfast Buffet & General Session
Queen Contestant Speeches
Registration and Information Desk
Auction Items 
Receiving
Convention Exhibits Open
Annual Seed Spit Contest
Buffet Luncheon
Annual FWA Auction
Cocktail Hour and Raffle Drawing
Banquet - Dinner and Awards
FWA Hospitality Suite

Location

Palm Court Ballroom

Palm Court Foyer
Thomasson
Palm Court Foyer
Palm Court Terrace
Palm Court Ballroom
Palm Court Ballroom
Palm Court Terrace & Foyer
Palm Court Ballroom

Suite 766