Beauregard Watermelon Fest underway in DeRidder

(Source: MGN Online)
(Source: MGN Online)

DERIDDER, LA (KPLC) - The 2013 Beauregard Parish Watermelon Festival is being held through Saturday at the Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds in DeRidder.

The event will feature carnival rides, a petting zoo, livestock show, car show, watermelon-eating and seed-spitting contests, the Miss Beauregard Watermelon Festival Pageant, the Watermelon 5k Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run.

There will also be the Watermelon Crawl Diaper Derby and performances by Jo-El Sonnier, Bee Bop Girls, Murray Conque, Gregg Martinez and the Delta Kings.

Jessica Cavalier, from "Swamp People," is also scheduled to make an appearance.

Applications for vendors, pageants, events and sponsorships are available at under the "Participate" tab.

For more information, contact the Beauregard Parish Tourist Commission at 800-738-5534 or visit

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