New Location for Watermelon Festival August 13 & 14 [Win Tickets!]

Enter to 4 win tickets to the 54th Watermelon Festival!
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Southern California is a great place to celebrate food. Coming up on August 13 & 14, the Watermelon Festival will take place at the Hansen Dam Soccer Field – it’s a 54-year-long tradition!

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I have to confess, I hadn’t heard of this one before, but that’s just another instance of being a tourist in my own town, something that I just love about Los Angeles. There’s always something new to discover, even if you’ve lived here for 20 years!

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As with other food festivals, the Watermelon Festival is a great family event. The two-day fair will feature free watermelon, food, carnival rides, games, contests, live entertainment, and a Kids Zone.

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And of course, there will be watermelon related hijinks! There’s a carving contest, a seed spitting contest, and a watermelon relay. You can also stroll the booths at the arts & crafts marketplace. Live entertainment will include a Battle of the Bands and the Melon-Dramatic Puppet Theater.

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Our family is looking forward to checking out this new-to-us event. As you can see, my kids really like watermelon!

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And I’m giving away a pack of 4 tickets to a lucky reader! Simply leave a comment on this post (remember to include your email address, it will not be displayed) by Sunday, August 7 at 11:59 PM to enter. Winner will be drawn randomly and contacted by email Monday August 8 to arrange mailing of tickets. Good luck!

Watermelon Festival

August 13-14, 2016
11AM – 10PM Saturday
12PM – 10PM Sunday
Hansen Dam Soccer Field
114800 Foothill Blvd.
Lake View Terrace
Tickets: $10 adults, $6 kids 3-12, FREE kids 2 and under
Website: watermelonfest.org