North Carolina
Watermelon Association


King Load Buyer 2016
Ingles Markets Inc, Black Mountain NC

The North Carolina Watermelon Association was organized in 1975 as the "N. C. Watermelon Growers and Distributors Association"

Reorganized in 1982 with the present name, NCWA is the North Carolina Chapter of the National Watermelon Association, which also includes organizations from Maryland-Delaware, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas-Oklahoma, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, and California-Arizona.

NCWA is made up of members from both inside and outside of North Carolina. An annual meeting of members is held yearly in March where, with a traditional pageant, a state queen is chosen to represent the association.