The Oregon Town That Transforms Into A Watermelon Wonderland Each Year

Summertime memories of childhood often include cool, crisp wedges of watermelon with juice running down your chin and a seed spitting contest with cousins. There’s one town in Oregon that grows the best melons in the state, and you’re going to want to visit this summer.

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:

For more information about the upcoming Irrigon Watermelon Festival, check out their Facebook page here.

Have you tasted the delicious Hermiston watermelons or taken part in the annual Watermelon Festival? What other foods remind you of summer in Oregon? Share your memories in the comments!