First Saturday in September
It was my first time attending the Pardeeville Watermelon festival and it sure was fun! The local people are friendly and I sure felt like one that day. Photographer Mark D. Taylor and I hit it off right away. He assisted in many of the events at the festival. This festival is full of great kid-activities. There is a hay dive, kids search a big pile of hay for prize tokens.
Wayne the Wizard entertained also, mixing fun tricks with science. There were many more games too.
There was a watermelon carving contest too. This Viking ship and shark were quite cute!
There was also a watermelon seed spitting contest, as well as speed eating by all age groups. Both are officially sanctioned contests.
There were also many vendors selling great watermelon crafts. Wesleyan Bible church sold these cute watermelon necklaces. Picket Fence Boutique had these cute visors and fly swatters.
Local groups participate in making the festival a great success. Concessions were provided by the Pardeeville EMS. Another group is the Pardeeville Cub Scouts. They participate in July 4 events as well. They are always looking for new members. Call Adam Milkowski at 608-617-0580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
This was a great festival, I hope to go next year!
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