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Chinchilla Melon Festival display

by the Chinchilla Historical Museum

Melon Mascots lead the street parade, 2009.
Image: PhotoImaging Dept, SQIT
Festival visitors beat the February heat with as much free melon as they can eat.
Image: PhotoImaging Dept, SQIT
The Melon Weigh-In is a fiercely contested competition as local and Qld wide growers strive to grow the heaviest melon.
The record to date is 87kg.
Image: PhotoImaging Dept, SQIT
A security team protects the winner of the melon weigh-in.
Image: PhotoImaging Dept, SQIT
Festival Promotional Literature
Image: Vicki Warden
The 2009 head smashing competition saw Chinchilla local, John Allwood, enter the Guiness Book of World Records
for smashing 47 melons with his head in one minute.
Image: PhotoImaging Dept, SQIT
Melon skis and a slippery, sticky, melon covered ski slope attract both young and old.
Image: PhotoImaging Dept, SQIT
Melon Iron Woman Obstacle Course, 2007.
Image: Courtesy Chinchilla Melon Festival Committee
Festival souvenirs.
Image: Vicki Warden
Local poets provide hilarious entertainment for Sunday breakfast goers at the Chinchilla Museum.
Image: PhotoImaging Dept, SQIT
Image: PhotoImaging Dept, SQIT
Melon Field Day - local melon growers welcome visitors and growers from all over Australia to view results of growing experiments.
Image: PhotoImaging Dept, SQIT
Festival souvenirs.
Image: Vicki Warden
Crowds enjoy a family concert and fireworks on Saturday night.
Image: PhotoImaging Dept, SQIT
Chinchilla Melon Festival display by the Chinchilla Museum.
Image: Vicki Warden