While Brownstown’s annual MelonFest offers a variety of family activities, it also serves up a Jackson County favorite: watermelon.
And this year, festival goers can enjoy the late summer delight free.
“Our theme this year is celebrating Jackson County watermelons, and we will be serving free watermelon slices,” festival chairwoman Marsha Lentowski said.
Those melons will be provided by Kamman’s Farm Market, which is south of Vallonia along State Road 135. The times the free slices are available will be announced through the festival information booth.
“We wanted more of the stress of the festival to be on watermelons,” Lentowski said. “That’s what Jackson County’s all about. Jackson County is community-oriented, and there are families who grow great products here. I don’t think they get enough recognition. I think it’s important we recognize those families.”
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