The Tiny Village Near Cleveland That Transforms Into A Watermelon Wonderland Each Year

While Cleveland is a fantastic city for entertainment, sometimes you just crave a visit to small-town festivities. There’s nothing like a trip to a small town during festival season, especially if that festival focuses on Ohio’s sweetest crop… that’s right, we’re talking about the watermelon! Just 13 miles outside of Cedar Point is a petite village with a watermelon festival that’s a big deal, and it’s too close to home to pass up. As they say, fried chicken is mighty fine but there’s nothing quite as nice as a watermelon vine.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Ohio summer is so much sweeter when paired with watermelons. Have you ever visited this enchanting small-town watermelon festival? Will you be there this year? Let us know in the comments below!

If you enjoy small-town festivals, consider swinging by Circleville’s Pumpkin Show once autumn rolls around.