Alamo to host Watermelon Competition celebrating metropolis’s historical past – Monitor

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ALAMO — Paying tribute to the watermelon fields that when pervaded town’s land, the Watermelon Competition this Saturday goals to honor the crop’s contribution to what Alamo is now.

From three to 11 p.m., attendees are welcome to the seventh annual competition on the Alamo Central Park. The occasion will characteristic a variety of meals and craft distributors, a barbecue cook-off, kiddie rides and a watermelon consuming contest.

Final 12 months, the occasion reaped round 6,000 attendees.

Alamo Parks and Recreation Administrators Assistant Steven Vela mentioned individuals of all ages are welcome to attend the free competition.

“It’s a very household pleasant occasion,” Vela mentioned. “Everybody can come and have enjoyable.”

The occasion may even host performances by Whiskey D., Chris Marshall, Los Musicales and Albert Zamora.

Vela added that the inspiration to start out the Watermelon Competition seven years in the past was to acknowledge how many of the land of Alamo was watermelon farms.

“As a result of some time again, H-E-B and Walmart, that are the most important tons right here, had been all farms earlier than,” Vela mentioned. “… Whereas pondering of a theme, group members considered how metropolis corridor was a watermelon subject.”

This 12 months, town is ready with over 500 watermelons for the competition.

“Everybody can come on Saturday and luxuriate in free watermelon slices,” Vela mentioned. “We don’t run out, we by no means run out.”

IF YOU GO 

2019 WATERMELON FESTIVAL

The seventh annual occasion will characteristic meals and craft distributors, a barbecue cook-off, youngsters’s rides, and a watermelon consuming contest. Dwell music might be offered by Whiskey D., Chris Marshall, Los Musicales and Albert Zamora.

WHEN three to 11 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Central Park, Alamo

COST Free

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