NC Watermelon Queen

Meet the current NC Watermelon Queen

2022 North Carolina Watermelon Queen

Miss Emory New was crowned as the2022 North Carolina Watermelon Queen during the North Carolina Watermelon Association's Convention held March 11 and 12, 2022 in Wrightsville Beach, NC.

Emory is the 21 year old daughter of Marshall and Paige New of Nashville, NC. She is currently a student at North Carolina State University majoring in Biological and Agricultural Engineering. At North Carolina State University she is involved with many campus clubs including serving as president of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Young Farmers & Ranchers and Alpha Epsilon Honor Society of Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineering. Emory feels giving back to others is very important. She is a Goodnight Scholars Program Mentor, Bio& Ag Engineering Ambassador, and NCSU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Pack Chat Mentor. Some of her honors at NCSU include being in the Goodnight & University Scholars Program, serving a as Chancellors Aide, and being on the Deans List. Her future goals include starting her own engineering consulting firm where she hopes to work directly with producers to help them plan, design, and implement solutions to positively impact their families and communities.

As North Carolina Watermelon Queen, you will find Emory promoting the North Carolina watermelon industry all across the state. Emory says, As the North Carolina Watermelon Queen I want to connect watermelon growers with their consumers through shared values, advocacy, and industry growth. Emory will hold the state title for one year and represent the North Carolina Watermelon Association at the 2023 National Watermelon Association Convention.

2022 North Carolina Watermelon Queen

Queen's Schedule

If you would like to schedule the queen for an event please call or email:
Sharon Rogers - 336-583-9630

North Carolina Watermelon Association Convention

March 11-12, 2022
Wrightsville Beach, NC

National Watermelon Promotion Board Queen Training

April 9-10, 2022
Orlando, FL

Deans Farm Market Strawberry Pageant

April 30, 2022
Wilson, NC

NC Welcome Center I-95

May 2, 2022
Pleasant Hill, NC

NC Welcome Center I-85

May 5, 2022
Norlina, NC

Got to be NC Festival

May 20-22, 2022
Raleigh, NC

Carolina Mudcats Baseball - Ag Night

June 10, 2022
Zebulon, NC

NC Rhododendron Festival

June 16 - 18, 2022
Bakersville, NC

Ingles Market In-store promotion

June 17, 2022
Spruce Pine, NC

NC FFA State Convention

June 21-23, 2022
Raleigh, NC

Food Lion Grand Opening

June 29, 2022
Wesley Chapel, NC

Deans Farm Market Summer Camp

July 12, 2022
Wilson, NC

NCSU Engineering Place - Day Camp

July 14, 2022
Raleigh, NC

Charlotte Farmers Market

July 15, 2022
Charlotte, NC

Farmers Festival

July 16, 2022
China Grove, NC

WATERMELON DAY at the Carolina MudCats Baseball

July 17, 2022
Five County Stadium - Zebulon, NC

Piedmont Triad Farmers Market

July 22, 2022
Greensboro, NC

Ag Night at the High Point Rockers Baseball Game

July 23, 2022
High Point, NC

NC Watermelon Tour with National Watermelon Queen

July 25-29, 2022
North Carolina

State Farmers Market - Watermelon Day

July 28, 2022
Raleigh, NC

Mid Town Farmers Market

July 30, 2022
Raleigh, NC

Midtown Wellness Wednesday

August 3, 2022
Raleigh, NC

MarDel Promotion - Baltimore Concert Series

August 4, 2022
Baltimore, MD

North Carolina Watermelon Festival

August 5-7, 2022
Murfreesboro, NC

NCSU Football Watermelon Day

August 10, 2022
Raleigh, NC

Chowan University Watermelon Day

August 18, 2022
Murfreesboro, NC

Winterville Watermelon Festival

August 25-27, 2022
Winterville, NC

NCSU CALS Tailgate

September 10, 2022
Raleigh, NC

Raleigh Chamber of Commerce - 134th Anniversary

September 15, 2022
Raleigh, NC

Marine Corp Marathon

October 30, 2022
Washington, DC

South Carolina Watermelon Convention

January 13 - 14, 2023
Hilton Head, SC

Mar Del Watermelon Convention

February 3 - 4, 2023
Cambridge, MD

NWA Convention

February 22-26, 2023
Asheville, NC

North Carolina Watermelon Convention

March 10-12, 2023
Wrightsville Beach, NC

Be Our Next Watermelon Queen

Be The Next Watermelon Queen!

Would you like to be the 2023 North Carolina Watermelon Queen?

The 2022 crown was presented to Miss Emory New of Nashville, NC during the North Carolina Watermelon Association Convention on March 11-12, 2022.  2023 could be your turn!

The North Carolina Watermelon Association will be holding its Annual Watermelon Queen Scholarship Pageant on March10-11, 2023 at the Holiday Inn Resort in Wrightsville Beach, NC. If you are interested in participating in the pageant please contact Sharon Rogers by email or phone 336-583-9630 for all the details.  Application deadline is February 10, 2023.

Be The Next Watermelon Queen!

Contact us

Mailing Address:
PO Box 58220
Raleigh, NC 27658

Telephone: (919) 413-9544
Fax: (919) 882-8533