Watermelon Festival at Pioneer Village

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Print Article Published 11:30 pm Thursday, July 9, 2009 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell In July 1985, the Pioneer Shopping Village and Flea Market broke new ground in Pike County with a Watermelon Festival. The event was so popular that it became an annual event and has become a mid-summer tradition for many area families.The 2009 Watermelon Festival will be from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12 and admission is free.“We’ve got a lot of events planned for both days and the shopping will be good,” said G.V. Griffin, village manager. “So, we invite everyone to come out and enjoy the weekend with us.” Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Food vendors will serve barbecue, hamburgers, hotdogs, funnel cakes, roasted corn, pork skins, milk shakes, soft drinks, boiled and roasted peanuts and snow cones.“We’ll also have a variety of arts and crafts,” Wallace said.“The vendors will have steel art, jewelry, pillows, ceramics, bookends made from rocks, birdhouses, handmade quilts, just about any arts and crafts items that you expect to see at a festival.”In addition to arts and crafts on the ground, the 10 historic structure shops will be open. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Skip The Watermelon Festival is a family event and there will be plenty to keep the kids entertained.“We’ve got all kinds of activities and games planned for the kids,” said Nan Wallace, programs coordinator. “Many of the activities will be centered around watermelons – the watermelon eating contest and the watermelon seed spitting contest. But we’ll also have a wheelbarrow race and a fish pond. One lady will be here with a cow that the children can milk and a calf that they can bottle feed. We’ll have pony rides and lots of fun games and contests.”For people of all ages, there will be the ever popular cake walk and entertainment and lots of good things to eat. Watermelon Festival at Pioneer Village Sponsored Content You Might Like Higway 87 project delayed with rain The road resurfacing set to begin Wednesday on Alabama Highway 87 was delayed because of the week’s rainy weather. “The… read more The shops offer shoppers everything from Alabama souvenirs to Western and Indian items and from antiques and collectibles to used furniture.The LifeSouth Blood Bank will also be at the site and WLWI Radio will broadcast live from the Pioneer Shopping Village and Flea Market.The village host three annual festivals, Pioneer Day in April, the Watermelon Festival in July and the Peanut Festival in October.The Pioneer Shopping Village and Flea Market was founded by James Ralph Johnson as a place where visitors could step back in time and enjoy an educational and memorable shopping experience. Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more