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Celebrate National Watermelon Day With Us

Kids Join Us At Farmers Market In Dallas

It's National Watermelon Day and tomorrow is our Watermelon Festival. We're kicking off National Farmers Market week (set by the National Farmers Market Coalition as August 5-11th) with family-friendly activities at the weekend market! Besides having mounds of melons for picking out and taking home, we’ll have a full day filled with family fun activities, including a barn-yard petting zoo, watermelon themed kids crafts, story time, watermelon games, tastings, demonstrations, dancing and live music on stage. Visitors should also bring their market bag, as the weekend market will be in full swing. Farms, ranches, artisanal foods and artisan craft vendors will be in the mix too.

Watermelon Festival runs 9am-5pm, Saturday, August 4th.

And join for a Farmer Class with The Texas Farm Bureau at 7:30am. See what the Texas Farm Bureau has to offer plus they are bringing their teaching barn for kids! Connecting Farm to City will also be planting watermelon seeds with the kids!

Activities Include:

  • Big Red Barn & Barnyard Petting Zoo
  • Face Painters
  • SPARK! Watermelon Chihuly-Style Art (Making + Assembling)
  • Pony Carriage Rides
  • Kids Storytime
  • Dallas Public Library Book Bike
  • ‘Share Your Farmers Market Love’ Wall
  • Games - Watermelon Bowling, Corn Hole
  • Watermelon Themed Cake Walk
  • Chef Demo w/ Chef Chad Houser of Cafe Momentum
  • Watermelon Carving Demonstrations w/ Q&A
  • Texas Farm Bureau’s Cotton Truck
  • City of Dallas Environmental Services hosting seed bomb making
  • The Wee Gypsy, Best Little Photo Booth in Texas
  • Watermelon Eating Photos
  • Downtown Dallas, Inc. Swag Trailer
  • Live music by Camden Lee: 9am-12pm
  • Live music by Faster Horses: 12:30pm-3:30pm
  • DJ

The benefactor is Connecting City to Farm and they’ll be hosting watermelon seed planting.

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Downtown Dallas, Inc.
  • Rusty Wallis Honda
  • Lone Star Ag Credit
  • Jack FM DFW

Fathers For Equal Rights is doing an amazing job! Y'all keep up the good work!
  -- Jonathan C. - Dallas, TX

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