Melon Fest
Aug 16

Melon Fest

Ooltewah Farmers Market

Ooltewah, TN

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4th Annual Melon Fest! Come and have yourself a mouth waterin', rind thumpin', seed spittin', lip smackin', juice running down your chin slice of summer! Tomatoes may be the king of summer, but a juicy sweet melon is surely summer's glory. We are celebrating melons of every shape and size! From watermelon, to cantaloupe, to honeydew, and more...we love every one! We will have a seed spitting contest (two categories: Adults or Kids), Melon themed music and line dancing. We will all learn to do "The Watermelon Crawl" together. Plus, lots of watermelon-themed items like watermelon baked goods, popsicles, fresh melon salsa, and Watermelon iced tea! There will be watermelon jelly and jams, too. You will see some types of melons that you've never heard of before, and more! Bring some friends and some wet wipes, because this will be a sticky sweet good time!

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Melon Festival at Ooltewah Farmers Market
Thursday, August 16th at 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Located behind Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape Co., Inc.
5829 Main St., Ooltewah, TN 37363
(423) 238-9775
Ooltewah Farmers Market is open every Thursday ALL YEAR.
Only local farmers and food artisans. 
Park in front of Ooltewah Nursery and walk straight through the building for best access to the market.

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2018 Event Poster
Event Poster
Crimson Sweet and Oranglo
Crimson Sweet and Oranglo
Chamoe a korean heirloom melon grown by The Healthy Kitchen Farm
Chamoe a korean heirloom melon
Sweet Gem is a small seedless  grown by L& D Swafford Family Farm
Sweet Gem is a small seedless grown by L& D Swafford Family Farm
various melon jams
various homemade melon jams
Lots of samples to taste
Lots of samples to taste
Sangria melons and muscadines from Grindstone Gardens Farm
Sangria melons and muscadines from Grindstone Gardens Farm
Cutting some samples
Cutting some samples
Seed spitting contest (adults first, then kids)
Cutting some samples
Just got some melon puree popsicles!
Just got some melon puree popsicles!
Seed spitting contest
Seed spitting contest
The yellow-green melon is a Crenshaw.  Look for more of these in 2018. It's yummy
The yellow-green melon is a Crenshaw. Look for more of these in 2018. It's yummy
Ya'll come back next year, too! Y'hear?
Ya'll come back next year, too! Y'hear?
Melon Fest

5829 Main Street
Behind Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape Co
Ooltewah, TN 37363

Questions? Please Email
OFM@OoltewahNursery.com
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Admission Rates
Free
Hours Open
3:00 - 6:00 p.m. EDT
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