National and regional watermelon queens, in partnership with the Mar-Del Watermelon Association and the Delaware Department of Agriculture, will hand out free slices of watermelon from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 2 on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk and from 3 to 6 p.m. Aug. 2 at Giant Foods, 19312 Lighthouse Plaza, Rehoboth Beach.

Giant Foods will feature a watermelon-carving contest by Giant associates at 4 p.m. and a watermelon-eating contest, open to the public, at 4:30 p.m.

Mar-Del Watermelon Queen Connor Vincent, National Watermelon Queen Madison Laney,

Florida Queen Savannah Christensen, Georgia Queen Anna Beth Potter, South Carolina Queen Blakely Johnson, North Carolina Queen Emma Cannon and Illiana Queen Katie Ellermann will be on hand.