About Hope, Arkansas
Famous for a producing a democratic president, a republican governor, world record watermelons, and home to several thousand FEMA trailers, Hope is a place of great diversity and rich history.
The Southwest Research and Extension Center is a proud member of the
The annual Hope Watermelon Festival is dedicated to the celebration of the region's most famous crop, featuring more than 200 arts and crafts booths, music, food, a melon eating contest, seed-spitting contest and ice-cold melon by the slice. (Photo courtesy of Arkansas Parks & Tourism)