Stories tagged with: Dresden Melon Festival

August 25, 2013 - 5:32pm
33 weeks 5 days ago

Over the weekend the village of Dresden, celebrated their 7th annual Melon Festival.

The festival is a chance for members of the community to all get together and spend quality time catching up. The festival got its unique name from the cantaloupe that is grown in the Dresden area.

"Years ago the fertile bottom land on either side of the Muskingum River was an excellent place to grow cantaloupe. The Dresden area grew the sweetest cantaloupe of anyone in the state," said...

August 25, 2012 - 3:51pm
1 year 33 weeks ago

A small town celebrates their unique heritage.

Since the 1970's the Dresden Melon Festival has been a celebration of family, friends and the area's rich melon-growing legacy. The community festival offers a lot to do, buy and eat.

"We couldn't have asked for a better day. It's beautiful out. We had not quite 100 people in the 5K run, the course was beautiful. We're tickled, very tickled," said Mayor Dave Matthew.

The melon festival just recently regained it's...

August 27, 2011 - 4:19pm
2 years 33 weeks ago

Dresden got a taste of summer on Saturday at the fourth annual Melon Festival at Dresden River Park.

Melon Festival Chairman Dave Mathew said the original festival ended in the 1970s, but the event is gaining popularity once again.  The Tri-Valley marching band performed the opening ceremoney as runners crossed the finish line for the 5K race.

"We have a melon eating contest, a seed spitting contest and various things my wife helped put together," said...

August 26, 2011 - 4:48pm
2 years 33 weeks ago

It's the 4th Annual Dresden Melon Festival.

The celebration of family, friends and the rich-melon history of the Dresden area will kick off Saturday at 9AM and run all evening at the Dresden River Park..

"We have music all day until 11PM ," said Chairman Dave Mathews. "Garden food from various organizations, tractor pull, there's something for everybody."

The day is supported by several area organizations, churches, and youth groups. All...

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