Municipality of Oton
Every 1st week of December
Celebrated annually, the local government unit of Oton, the Oton Watermelon Grower’s Association (OWGA), and East-West Seed Company Incorporated organize this festivity with one goal, and that is to increase consumer demand for fresh watermelon promotion, research, and education through programs. The celebration is a great opportunity to not only discover more about this delicious fruit but have a whole lot of fun doing it.
Many farmers in Oton discovered watermelon to be usually more profitable to grow than many other crops because the fruit yields high and does not take a long time to grow. The fruits are also well-liked by consumers and so the market is big. The East-West Seed, a long-time and loyal partner of the municipal government in coming up with this festival has also been largely responsible for the popularity of watermelons as well as melons in Oton today.
For more information, please contact Cheche Salcepuedes – Municipal Tourism Officer at (033) 3378944/7275 190 or email at [email protected].
ILOILO PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT TOURISM OFFICE
2/F, Casa Real Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo City
Telefax No: (+63 33) 3384910
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM REGION VI
Capitol Grounds, Bonifacio Drive, lloilo City
Tel. Nos: (0063) (033) 3375411/5093550
Telefax: (0063) (033) 3350245
Email: [email protected]
Websites: http://www.westernvisayastourism.com.ph or http://www.visitmyphilippines.com