The community of Forestburg is planning the annual Forestburg Watermelon and organizers invite everyone to join in the parade and other activities.
The festival will be on Aug. 8 with a theme of “Honoring our community center founders.” Those wishing to join the parade will meet at the school parking lot on Farm-to-Market 455 no later than 9:30 a.m. Entries will be lined up and receive their identification numbers.
The parade rolls out at 10:30 a.m. Entry forms are available at the post office or text Buck at 940-841-0204. If you want your entry to be judged, entry forms must be returned by Aug. 4.
Trophies will be presented in the following categories: Riding clubs, floats, antique autos, antique farm equipment and commercial entries.
Also back by popular demand is the salsa contest that takes place during the festival. Bring your favorite salsa, a jar or bowl to the Atkin’s building best the Forestburg Store between 9 and 10 a.m. on Aug. 8.
Judging will start after the parade and end at 3 p.m. A popular vote will decide the winner. Bragging rights, as well as first, second and third place awards will be presented.