Town of Jonesborough News Release
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
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Jonesborough Days Hosts MoonPie Eating Contest, Watermelon Social and More
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Jonesborough Days Festival will offer a MoonPie eating contest, a watermelon social, and an arti-find scavenger hunt during this year’s event.
On Saturday, July 3 at 4 p.m., join us for the 3rd Annual MoonPie Eating Contest in front of the Washington County Courthouse in Downtown Jonesborough. Come test your time on the snack known for being “as big as the moon”. There will be three categories including: 8 and under, 9 to 15 years and adult. Contestants will be challenged to see who can finish their MoonPies the fastest. Registration is free and begins at 3:30 p.m. in front of the courthouse, but space is limited. The winners of each category will receive free MoonPies for a year.
On Sunday, July 4 at 2 p.m. Ingles Market will host a Watermelon Social in front of the Washington County Courthouse in Downtown Jonesborough. Free watermelon will be provided until it’s all gone, so come gather ‘round with friends and family and beat the heat with a sweet taste of summer.
Celebrate Jonesborough Days 50th anniversary with an artifact find July 3 through July 4. Festival goers will begin the Jonesborough Days arti-find scavenger hunt at the Jonesborough History Museum located at the Visitors Center and end at the Chester Inn Museum. Attendees will travel through town, and through time, to find six artifacts related to Jonesborough Days past. Pick up arti-find cards in the Chester Inn Museum or Visitors Center, collect all the signatures for all six artifacts, turn in the completed cards at the Chester Inn Museum, and be entered into a drawing to win a gift basket.
For more information about these and other activities during the festival, please visit jonesboroughdays.com or Jonesborough Days on Facebook.