The reigning 2013 National Watermelon Queen from the United States is visiting Newfoundland and Labrador this week, appearing at local stores to promote the summer time favourite.

Amber Nolin, from Alabama, tours North America promoting all things watermelon. Nolin is also a university student, studying to becoming a nutritionist.

She was down on Water Street getting people to try their hand at spitting watermelon seeds.

Nolin will be at Coleman's in Mount Pearl on Thursday, and then it's on to other stops, including New York and New Orleans.