The International Festival and Events Association (IFEA) has named the Cave City Watermelon Festival (CCWF) a winner in the 2022 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards. The festival struck Gold, outshining all the other entries in the Best Video Promotion (Budget under $100,000) division.
Garrett Duncan sang a parody of the festival headliner Tracy Byrd’s I’m from the Country, changing the well-known opening lyric to “I’m from Cave City” and continuing on with Cave City Watermelon Festival related details. The 3 minute 33 second video focuses on all things Cave City Watermelon Festival and is lighthearted and fun. If you haven’t had the chance to see it you, take a moment to enjoy it here.
Being selected for the honor is a pretty impressive feat as the IFEA is an international non-profit with feelers out into the Festival crowd and receives entries from all over the world. The Cave City Watermelon Festival is a long-running event with huge community support. Garrett Duncan and the folks who made the video just put the icing on the cake, and IFEA reacted with international recognition of the successful effort.
The IFEA is a 501(c) 6 not-for-profit organization that is overseen by an independent, international Board of Directors on a global scale right down to state and regional entities with their fingers on the pulse of the International festival vibe.
Hallmark Times would like to extend congratulations to Garrett Duncan, the Cave City Watermelon Festival, and all the people who make it possible from the growers to vendors, to the people who shot and edited the video.