Dresden Melon Festival

POSTED BY: Courtney Wheaton
Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 05:32 PM
Dresden Melon Festival

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 Volunteer, Larry Sceurman.

At the festival there was a silent auction, shopping booths and plenty of activities for the community to get involved with.

"They had an archery event, of course there was a lot food, they also have music tonight..and of course they had a garden, and that's very popular," said Sceurman.

Guests also enjoyed a melon derby, a car show and a tractor pull while they were at the afternoon event.

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