Did you know that Chinchilla produces a quarter of Australia’s melons! Held in February every two years, the Chinchilla Melon Festival festival celebrates the watermelon harvest in Chinchilla and is the world’s biggest melon festival! The action takes place in Heeney Street with a street parade, beach party, family activities and festival feasts. Visitors can try melon skiing, melon pip spitting, melon tossing, melon bungy and melon chariot races in the festival grounds. Don’t forget to wear old clothes! Chinchilla is a 3-hour 20-minute drive from Brisbane’s CBD, heading west on the Warrego Highway via Toowoomba. From the Sunshine Coast, Chinchilla is a four-and-a-half-hour drive via the picturesque Bunya Mountains.
Watermelon isn’t actually a fruit. It is a vegetable and related to cucumbers, pumpkins and squash.
Watermelon skiing or pip spitting? There are so many wow moments at this festival.
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