Date: 8-29-14 to 8-31-14
Time: All Day
Location: Churchill County Fairgrounds. 325 Sheckler Road. Fallon, NV (Churchill)
Description: The longest running food-oriented event in Nevada, the festival features the sweet, juicy fruit along with crafters, food and family fun.  A family festival with great food, arts & crafts vendors, games, exhibits, karaoke, concerts, petting zoo, farmers market, mud volleyball tournament, Fallon Lions Club Jr. Rodeo, hypnotist, and plenty of famous Fallon cantaloupe.  O.J. Vannoy was the first to grow Hearts of Gold in the Fallon area, in 1911. They were grown here in abundance in the 1920s and 1930s in the region. Rick Lattin, with Lattin Farms in Fallon, said his family has been growing Hearts of Gold since the 1950s. Nevada’s Hearts of Gold market crashed early in the century when California farmers grew hybrid varieties that stood up better to shipping. A few families kept the variety alive in northern Nevada. Compared with hybrid cantaloupes, Hearts of Gold have a short shelf life, once ripened, they last approximately three days if kept cool.  For more information please visit www.falloncantaloupefestival.com or call 775-423-9721.

Website: www.falloncantaloupefestival.com
Phone Number: 775-423-9721