July 13, 2012

McDade Watermelon Festival - 2012

The McDade Watermelon Festival celebrates all things watermelon, and let's face it... who doesn't love watermelon? It's practically the unofficial fruit of summertime! This year, the McDade Watermelon Festival will be held on Saturday, July 14th, preceded by a Street Dance on Friday, July 13th, from 8pm until midnight. The Street Dance will feature live music by the Crop Dusters, with a $5 cover charge.

The 64th Annual McDade Watermelon Festival begins Saturday morning with a melon weigh-in at 7am, where the "Prize Melon" will be crowned and auctioned off later in the day. That's one BIG watermelon!

There will be a parade, arts & crafts, live entertainment, and concessions including breakfast tacos, BBQ plates, beer, and of course, WATERMELON!

There will also be fun events like a Seed Spitting Contest, Horseshoe Pitching Contest, Washer Pitching Contest, Bingo, a Country Walk, and more!

To conclude the day, the Queen's Coronation will take place at 7pm, followed by a FREE Watermelon Feast with all-you-can-eat watermelon! It must be delicious to be the Watermelon Queen!

There will also be a Car Show on Saturday, July 14th from 8am-2pm. There is no registration fee, and admission is FREE, although donations are welcome.

Photos courtesy of Frontier Bank of Texas. To see more, click here.

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