Thousands attend Carytown Watermelon Festival

Posted at 11:26 AM, Aug 05, 2012

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Tens of thousands of people turned out to enjoy some delectable watermelon and family fun Sunday.

The 29th annual Carytown Watermelon Festivaltook place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This year’s event featured 60 musicians and over 100 exhibitors. (Plus, there were over 3,000 watermelons on hand!)

The watermelon festival has become the largest one-day festival in the state. [BONUS: Click here for a map of the event.]

The festival is free, but proceeds from watermelon sales went to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.

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