Chinchilla Melon Festival
Chinchilla February 16-19 melonfest.com.au If you thought watermelons were just for eating, prepare to be amazed. At Chinchilla, you’ll see melon headwear, melon skis and melon-tossing competitions. There’s also a melon chariot race, melon tug of war (opposite) and, of course, melon-eating contests. The extreme sport of splitting melons open with your head no longer features at the festival but for those who are curious, the record stands at 47 in one minute.