Humeston’s Watermelon Days is this weekend, July 14, 15 and 16. Kicking off the celebration at 5 p.m. is the kids sidewalk chalk art in the park while the LeRoy Merry Makers will have the concession stand open at 5 p.m. also. Broad Street will be the site of the garden tractor and ATV pull. The alumni banquet registration begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. in the Community Center.
Classic car “Memory Lane” line-up will be at the east side of the Community Center at 6 p.m., with the 5K run and walk at the Humeston Fitness Center and the 13th annual horseshoe tournament at the park both beginning at 7 p.m. Sign up for both begins at 6:30 p.m., with a $2 registration fee for the horseshoe tournament.
From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Humeston Library will be the library book sale.
Saturday’s festivities begin at 6 a.m. with a fishing tournament at the Humeston Reservoir.
The Mormon Trail Pool will serve breakfast at the pool from 8 a.m. until the food runs out!
The crafters and vendors will be open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Community Center. Then you may see all the classic and unique cars on Broad Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A quilt show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be held at the Baptist Educational Building for all to enjoy.
Parade sign up will be at the southeast corner of the park from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Tractors and machinery will be at FS.
One of the highlights of the weekend is the annual parade, beginning at 10:30 a.m. This year’s theme is “Going Hog Wild” with this year’s Grand Marshals the families who own Century Farms.
Following the parade begins a fun filled day with the Chris Street free-throw contest starting at 11 a.m. with a tractor display south of the park at the same time and also dinner at the Christian United Methodist Church.
For your kid’s enjoyment, there will be a kids treasurer hunt dig at the volleyball court at 11:15 a.m. Starting at 11:30 a.m. will be a pedal pull (up to 100 pounds) on the south side of the park on Broad Street.
The library used book sale will continue from 11 a.m. to 3p.m. with bingo in the park beginning at noon.
At 12:30 p.m. kids games and activities will begin at the northwest corner of the park.
Several things will be beginning at 1 p.m., there will be a 3 on 3 basketball tournament, a cribbage tournament at the Masonic Hall, ATK demonstrations at the stage, Depot Museum tours and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. there will be a so you think you’re tough obstacle course on the west side of the park. A waiver signed by an adult is required for this event.
The Humeston Pool will be open to cool off from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. there will be water games on the east side of the fire station and also an open house at the fire station.
2:45 p.m. will be a watermelon eating contest on the south east corner of the park! Bring a bib!
What would Watermelon Day be without watermelon beginning at 3 p.m. with free watermelon in the park!
A Lego competition at the library begins at 3:30 p.m. and blindfold golf cart races at the southeast corner of the park at 4 p.m.
Awards will be presented at the park stage at 6:45 p.m. followed by Oldies Music featuring the RBJ Trio from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
RBJ is a trio with much more sound than a normal trio. With Rick McReynolds on vocals and guitar, Beth McReynolds on vocals and Jack O’Leary on vocals and keyboard, they play along with digitally recorded drums and bass to present a full band sound.
Glow volleyball for teens and young adults beginning at 9 p.m. (glow apparel will be furnished). Wrapping up the night from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. will be music and dancing at Wojo’s.
As always, concessions, vendors and bounce house face painting, kettle korn, etc in the park will be available all day.
Don’t forget to stop by the Mormon Trail Chamber food stand serving food and drinks from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday will wind down with church in the park by the United Methodist Church and music by The Reflections beginning at 10 a.m.
Beginning at 1:30 p.m. will be the best-shot golf tournament at the golf course to wrap up the weekend.
The schedule is subject to change.
Make sure and bring your lawn chairs and come join the fun.