Watermelon on wheels.

Melon Days, World's Largest Watermelon

Field review by the editors.

Green River, Utah

The giant watermelon slice is 25 feet long, built in the 1950s to take part in the town's Watermelon Days (now called the Melon Days) festival, which is held every mid-September. It is reportedly the final watermelon festival on America's yearly watermelon festival calendar.

The slice was motorized for a time (it's hollow, on a wheeled platform, and has a door in its side), but the engine is broken and it has never been repaired. Now the slice is towed around town, but that doesn't make it any less impressive.

Also see: Salad of the Gods

Melon Days, World's Largest Watermelon

Address:
Main St., Green River, UT
Directions:
Kept in storage in a hangar at the old (abandoned) Green River airfield. Main St. to west side of town. Airfield is on south side, just past Walnut St.
Hours:
By appt. Melon Day in Sept. (Call to verify)
Phone:
435-564-3448
RA Rates:
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