52nd Annual SC Watermelon Association Convention

January 19–21, 2024 | Hilton Head, South Carolina

2024 SCWA Convention Schedule of Events

Friday, January 19th, 2024

9:00 AM –                                        Golf Tournament / Leisure Time
2:00 PM until 6:00 PM –             Registration
4:30 PM –                                        Board of Directors Meeting
8:30 PM until 11:30 PM –            Casino Night

Saturday, January 20th, 2024

8:30 AM until 1:30 PM –            Registration
10:30 AM –                                    Introduction of the SC Watermelon Queen Program
Ann Bryant | SCWA Queen Coordinator
Queen Contestant Speeches
Ansley Grace Still | 2023 SC Watermelon Queen
Blakely Atkinson | SCWA Executive Director
Christian Murillo | National Watermelon Promotion Board
12:00 PM until 2:00 PM –         Lunch – Palmetto Landing
Buffet featuring South Carolina favorites
Will Willis | SCWA President
2:45 PM –                                      Seed Spitting Contest
3:00 PM until 5:00 PM –           Annual SCWA Live Auction
7:00 PM until 9:00 PM –           Watermelon Banquet

9:00 PM until Midnight –          Melon Ball
Cocktails & Dancing


We look forward to seeing you!
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Hotel Information

Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort
23 Ocean Lane, Hilton Head, SC 29928

Room rate — $169.00 + tax per night

The cutoff date for room reservations is December 19, 2023. After that day, we cannot guarantee the room rate or room availability. Please make your reservation as soon as possible, even if you must cancel later.

Book your room here

If you have any issues reserving a room online, contact the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort directly at 843-842-8000. Please be sure to tell the hotel you are with the South Carolina Watermelon Association Annual Meeting when reserving your room.