The Tiny Ohio Town That Transforms Into A Watermelon Wonderland Each Year
If you’re a watermelon lover—or a melon lover in general—there’s one summer festival in small town Ohio you need to mark your calendars for. The Dresden Melon Festival in Muskingum County transforms the town into a watermelon wonderland each year. From watermelon eating contests to melon derby races, there’s something here for everyone.
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April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
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