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This Small Queensland Town Has A Melon Festival And It's Epic

That's how you use your melon!

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Over the weekend the small Queensland town of Chinchilla celebrated a milestone with their annual Melon Festival turning 21 years old.

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A record-breaking 18,000 visitors, from across the globe, flocked to the small country town to get a taste of what the festival had in store.

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What they got was 20 tonnes of fruit incorporated into a variety of sports and activities over 4 days...

Including Melon Skiing...

Melon skis ready to go.
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Melon skis ready to go.

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Via Tourism and Events Queensland

Melon bungy...

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Melon seed spitting...

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Via Tourism and Events Queensland

And the melon ironman.

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Some people, so mad for melon, took it a step further and dressed up.

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Food choice of the day... you guessed it.

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Via Tourismand Events Queensland

Even X Factor runner up for 2014, Dean Ray, returned to his old stomping ground to headline a massive free concert on Saturday night.

I'm looking forward to taking the lads out to Chinchilla tomorrow... Back to my roots :)

DEANRAYMUSIC@deanraymusicFollow

I'm looking forward to taking the lads out to Chinchilla tomorrow... Back to my roots :)

8:05 PM - 13 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Until next year...

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