Annual Convention

GWA Annual Convention

January 24 – 26, 2020 
King & Prince Resort  St. Simons Island, Georgia 


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2020 GWA Annual Conference

Schedule of Events

Friday, January 24, 2020
10:00 AM Exhibit Set Up - The Delegal Room
10:00 - 11:00 AM GWA Board of Directors Meeting - Retreat Room
12:30 PM Golf - King & Prince Golf Course - Register with GWA Office - Shotgun Start
12:30 PM Charter Fishing Trip - Boat departs at 1:00 PM and will be on the water for 4 hours.
1:30 PM Queen Orientation - Room 202/204
7:00 PM President's Welcome Reception and Dinner - Lanier Ballroom
Saturday, January 25, 2020
7:00 AM Educational Seminar - Retreat Room - Topics/Speakers to be announced at a later date
10:30 - 11:00 AM Georgia Watermelon Association Annual Business Meeting - Rob Greene, President, Presiding
11:30 AM Seed Spitting Contest - Beachside Lawn (weather permitting)
12:15 PM Lunch Buffet - GWA Live Auction - Lanier Ballroom
6:00 PM Reverse Ticket Raffle/Drawing - CASH Bar - The Delegal Room
7:00 PM Banquet/Watermelon Queen Pageant - Lanier Ballroom
Sunday, January 26, 2020

Safe travels home

Registration Information

Register today and receive the EARLY BIRD rate for all events.  Don't forget to join as a new member or renew your membership to receive the discounted member rate!

Click Here to Register Online

Download Conference Registration Form (pdf)

Sponsor / Exhibit / Advertise

Sponsorship, advertising and exhibitor opportunities are available for the 2020 GWA Annual Convention. 

Sponsorship provides a high value, cost-effective way to feature your organization.  Exhibiting and advertising opportunities are also a great way to connect with attendees.  Make a personal network with attendees by reserving your booth space today.  With program advertising you can promote your brand in the on-site program booklet.  Various sizes and placements are available to fit your desired look and price point. 

Click on the buttons below to learn more about these benefits for you to connect with your audience to promote your business or product!

Sponsorship Form


Sponsorship Form
Exhibitor Form
Advertising Form

2020 GWA Queen Competition

2019 GWA Queen The Georgia Watermelon Association Queen Program is an outstanding opportunity for you to grow, be challenged, travel and excel as an ambassador for the association. This queen program is a part of the overall effort of the Georgia Watermelon Association to increase sales and awareness for the state’s watermelon production... learn more

Deadline for Entry:  December 20, 2019

Apply TODAY!




Other Information

King & Prince Resort

Hotel Reservations
Call the King & Prince, conference host hotel at 1-800-342-0212 to make your hotel accommodations or click here for online reservations - Group Code:  

Should the host hotel, King & Prince, sell out, visit these hotels close by to book your room:


Friday Recreational Opportunities

Charter Fishing