A HUGE FOOD FIGHT INVOLVING MELONS
There are lots of annual food festivals that take place all around the world that you probably have never heard of (until now).
We continue our search for the weirdest food festivals and today we are focusing on
THE CHINCHILLA MELON FESTIVAL
Australians in the Queensland town of Chinchilla have found the perfect solution to avoid sore ankles from skiing: they skip the stiff and clumsy snow boots and use melons instead. That way, you can even go skiing in the middle of summer, at least for four days in February at this off festival that takes place every two years.
The ’melon capital’ of Australia, about 300 km from Brisbane, Chinchilla turns into a melon spectacle when people from all over the world come to the small community. As well as going ’melon skiing’ along a slope with their feet in hollow watermelons and participating in melon chariot races, there's a final food fight, with plenty of melon, to close the world’s biggest melon festival.
Chinchilla Melon Festival is one of the best festival experiences on offer it will be back to celebrate its 15th biannual event in 2023.
IM OFF TO BUY A TICKET AND SOME MELONS