Forestburg readies watermelon festival

The Forestburg Community Service Club presents the 36th Annual watermelon festival on Aug. 13.

This year’s festival will include a children’s pet parade, parade, barbecue lunch, children’s activities, gospel and country singing, homemade ice cream, country store and crafts, and free watermelon slices.

New this year will be a dunking booth with local celebrities and a horseshoe tournament (limited to 20 teams). The community’s historical log cabin and museum will both be open with period-specific activities.

Entry forms for the parade can be downloaded from the Facebook page or call Buck at (940) 841-0204 or email

In conjunction with the watermelon festival, the Forestburg Riding Club will have its the “Biggest Little Rodeo in Texas” on Aug. 12-13. Rodeo events begin with mutton bustin’ at 8 p.m. followed by the rodeo events at 8:30 p.m. each night.