Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hearts Of Gold Cantaloupe Festival

Date Placed: September 30, 2010
Letterbox: Traditional
Carver: GreenJello
Planters: GreenJello and Teancum
Location: Churchill County Fairgrounds, 333 Sheckler Road, Fallon, Churchill, Nevada
Status: Active

When I lived in Fallon many years ago, one of the highlights of the year was the annual Cantaloupe Festival. Fallon has been long-known for producing the most excellent cantaloupe, named "Hearts Of Gold". When harvest time rolls around, the festival of these sweet and juicy melons begins! There's cantaloupe ice cream, cantaloupe eating contests, the Cantaloupe Queen contest, and even a cantaloupe catapult! If you're ever near Fallon over Labor Day Weekend, be sure to visit the Cantaloupe Festival for an entertaining time.

Directions: From Williams Avenue (Highway 50), head south down Taylor Street. You will see the fairgrounds off to your right about 1 mile down the road. Turn right on Sheckler Road, and locate the main fairgrounds parking area. Across from the parking area is a paved bike path. Head west on the path about 100 feet to a telephone pole on your right. Move off smaller rocks in the SPOR to find the box.

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