The event starts on Thursday with free admission to the grounds and a concert by The Emotions. There will also be a watermelon competition to see who has grown the biggest watermelon around. On Thursday night, there will also be a crowning of the festival's watermelon Queen. The grounds themselves will host a variety of watermelon foods and drinks along with plenty of carnival rides.
But all of that is just the start! On Friday of the festival, all of the fair fun is available for only $5 to get in. You will also be able to purchase tickets to the main stage for $15 where Elida Rayna y Avante will be performing along with Michael Salgado. They will be hosting the seed spitting competition on this day where people of all ages can participate.
Saturday is the main day for this yummy festival that will start with a watermelon parade throughout the town starting at 10 a.m. They do offer free admission to the festival grounds before 2 p.m. but if you can't make it until after, you will have to pay that small $5 fee. The main stage will feature local favorite artist Parker McCullom with tickets listed at $25. Saturday will also host a watermelon eating contest, auctions and multiple vendors.
The last day of the festival admission is free and you'll be able to enjoy a car show along with all of the fun snacks and games from the previous three days.
The event will be held in Luling, Texas for more information on the watermelon festival and for tickets, you can visit their website here.
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Willie Nelson is calling on President Joe Biden to make "4/20" — a day many use to celebrate the consumption of marijuana — an official national holiday.
Nelson, in collaboration with his Luck Reunion team, launched a petition to help declare the nine days spanning April 20-29 the official "High Holidays," with the last day of celebration falling on the country music star's birthday.
"We believe that recognition of the 'High Holidays' opens the door to much-needed dialogue supporting the many benefits of cannabis while helping to remove the unjustified stigmas currently surrounding this amazing plant," the team wrote to President Biden.
The petition, which asks supporters to "please puff, puff, and pass this to your friends in Congress for consideration," has a goal of getting 2,500 signatures and it has already received nearly 2,400 as of Tuesday, April 20 at 4 p.m. EST.
On your trip to the all-inclusive retreat, you'll have the option of being as active or relaxed as you please.
If you want to be active, you can attend fitness and yoga classes, a culinary experience, or even gorgeous hiking and boating trips that take you through the resort's natural habitats and offer jaw-dropping views of Lake Austin.
If you're looking to relax your body and mind, the resort offers over 100 massage, body, and skincare treatments and therapies, and you can even kick back and relax at the outdoor Palm Pool, hot tub, and cabanas.
Lake Austin Spa Resort
Price: $472.50 a person per all-inclusive night.
Address: 1705 S. Quinlan Park Rd., Austin, TX
Why You Need To Go: This spa resort will help you ease your worried mind through outdoor and wellness activities. You'll feel like you've left the modern world as you nestle in the hill country of Texas.
Residents of Austin and San Antonio have always been just a short one and a half-hour drive away from each other, but a new scenic route might make the trip more of an adventure.
The Great Springs Project set up the plan for a new massive network of hiking trails that aims to connect Austin and San Antonio, as well as four springs including the Barton, Comal, San Marcos and San Antonio Springs.