Get yer melons out
WHILE on the topic of fruit and vegetables, there is a town 300km west of Brisbane called Chinchilla and on February 14 – 17 next year they are holding their biannual Melon Fest.
This little gem of a festival is well worth checking out.
They have the Melon bungy, which is three competitors running with a bungy at the same time to be the first to grab the melon located at the other end of the course. And then there is the pip spitting. Points are awarded for style and distance, but be warned only the very best will make the final.
Melon chariot races are guaranteed to entertain the audience throughout the day, with chariots made from melon packing cartons, pallets, rope and readymade axles.
However the coup de gras that brought this event to the attention of WWoS is the simply magnificent melon skiing.
Contestants get two melons strapped to their feet and are then dragged by boats - which are really the local surf lifesavers and various sporting clubs in disguise - down a course of soap and mashed up melon.
More information is available at www. melonfest.com.au check it out.
Photo MICHAEL LATZ