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Florida Watermelon Association Queen Program

The Florida Watermelon Queen Scholarship program was established in 1968 to assist the association in promotional efforts. The FWA Queen helps boost sales of Florida grown watermelon by engaging the public at numerous events, from grocery stores to schools to NASCAR races. The Florida Watermelon Queen competes annually for the National Watermelon Queen title at the National Watermelon Association Annual Convention.

2024 Florida Watermelon Queen
Miss Elanie Mason

Elanie Nicole Mason was crowned the 2024 Florida Watermelon Queen on October 12-14, 2023 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida. Queen Elanie is the 23-year-old daughter of Billy and Muffet Mason of Parrish, Florida.  She is currently attending the University of Florida where she is a graduate student majoring in Agricultural Education and Communication.

Elanie was the Florida FFA State Secretary, UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Ambassador, President of the Collegiate Farm Bureau, and a Top 10 Senior of University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

One of Elanie’s favorite things is to cheer fervently for the Florida Gators! She enjoys supporting Florida football, gymnastics and baseball and can be found in one of the three stadiums/venues weekly from August to June.

As the 2024 Florida Watermelon Queen, Elanie will travel throughout the United States serving as a spokesperson for the Florida watermelon industry. In February 2025, she will represent her home state of Florida and compete for the title of National Watermelon Queen in Austin, Texas.

For more information relating an appearance of the 2024 Florida Watermelon Queen please send inquiries to Debra Harrison, Florida Watermelon Promotions Coordinator, at debra@flfwa.com.

Queen Promotions

November 30 – IFAS Watermelon Institute Day – Fannie Springs, Fla

  December 5 – Yara Mega Melon – Williston, Fla

 January 16 – Florida Taste of Agriculture – Tallahassee, Fla

February 8 – Fresh from Florida Opening Breakfast – Ag Building

                                  Governors Luncheon – Tampa State Fair, Tampa Fla

February 13 – University of Florida Men’s Basketball Game – Gainesville, Fla

February 15-17 – Fresh from Florida 250 Truck Race – Daytona, Fla

March 3 – University of Florida Women’s Basketball Game – Gainesville, Fla

Queen Videos

How to Choose a FL Watermelon with Chef Justin

Watermelon Caprese Salad Recipe with Chef Justin

Queen Gallery

Queen Promotions Coordinator
Debra Harrison

For information regarding an appearance of the Florida Watermelon Association Queen, please contact our Florida Watermelon Promotions Coordinator, Debra Harrison.


Florida Watermelon Association

PO Box 2945

LaGrange, GA 30241


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