Nevada Festivals August 14, 2019
by Emerson There’s A Festival In Nevada Dedicated Entirely To Cantaloupe And It’s A Treasured State Tradition
As summer begins to wind down, you’ll probably start looking for the perfect event to end the season on a good note. Look no further than this time-honored cantaloupe festival in Fallon, Nevada. It’s coming up soon and it’s a widely treasured event that every Nevadan should experience at least once. Not only is this festival completely dedicated to honoring the juicy and delicious melon for which it is named, but it’s a wildly entertaining event that has something for the whole family. Read all about what you can expect at this year’s festival below and start making plans to attend!
One of the longest-running festivals in the state can be found in the quaint town of Fallon in Northern Nevada. The highly-anticipated Cantaloupe Festival & Country Fair began in 1985 and it's been going strong ever since.
It turns out that Fallon's relationship to cantaloupes dates back for over a century. Farmers started growing these delicious melons back in 1911 and they could be found in abundance up until the Great Depression when they were replaced with more stable crops.
However, the cantaloupe crops were kept alive in this region of Nevada thanks to a group of Chinese immigrant families. Nevada's famous cantaloupes experienced a revival after the Great Depression and they continue to be one of our most treasured crops to this day.
This unique festival was created by Fallon locals who wanted to celebrate the region's Heart of Gold cantaloupes in the 1980s. Over the past three decades, it's become one of the most beloved agricultural events in the state in which families travel from far and wide to attend.
The festival boasts all sorts of entertainment, from live music to old-fashioned country fair games. This year, the live entertainment includes a country music concert series that pays tribute to artists like Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and Guns N' Roses.
However, it's always the cantaloupe-themed events that leave the biggest impression. Attractions such as a cantaloupe shot-put, cantaloupe 5k and fun run, and cantaloupe queen and king pageant. One thing is for sure, you'll definitely get your fill of cantaloupe!
The Cantaloupe Festival is a wonderful way to spend the day with family and friends while learning about how the agricultural industry shaped Fallon and the region surrounding it. Don't miss out on this beloved Nevada tradition and makes plans to attend this year's event, which takes place August 23-25. More information can be found
Did you know about this treasured cantaloupe festival in our state? Be sure not to miss this year’s event! While you’re in this wonderful region of Nevada, be sure to check out all of the
natural attractions to be found in the town of Fallon.
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