Published: Jun 09, 2013 10:08 AM EDT
Updated: Jun 09, 2013 10:50 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fl. - Florida may be known for its oranges but Sunday, it was all about the watermelons!

The Fleamasters' Fleamarket hosted the 3rd Annual Watermelon Festival.  Organizers served up about 13 hundred pounds of watermelon.

They had speed easting contests, a seed spitting contest as well as live entertainment throughout the day.  The festival was just in time for the peak of of the watermelon harvest.

"Florida produces 23 percent of the nation's watermelon so it's a big watermelon state, and it's important to our agricultural community here, and to Fleamasters'.  Lots of people come here or fresh produce every week," says marketing director, Linda Steele.

Kids could even make and decorate watermelon purses out of paper plates and yarn.