10 August 2015

watermelon festival

Richmond, affectionately known as RVA, has developed a bit of a reputation as having a festival for everything. One of the most popular is the annual Watermelon Festival in Carytown, which I attended for the first time ever yesterday.  The event runs pretty much all day, I believe, but I arrived around noon and quickly encountered the horrendous parking situation...it took me nearly an hour to park and meet up with my friends. Cary street closes to traffic along the length of Carytown and fills in with tents and food and music and watermelon and people. Lots of watermelon and people. I ran into quite a few people I hadn't seen in a while, and had tons of fun with my friends that I met there. Watermelon was available in big bowls for a dollar each. More than watermelon, the festival seemed to emphasize people. I personally didn't spend too much time at the festival tents and hung out more in the typical Carytown attractions, like lunch at Goatacado inside Carytown Bike Co (definitely try it/their food truck if you have the chance). For those of you living in RVA I'd recommend attending the Watermelon Festival next year, and maybe even check out the other festivals the city has to offer. And if you don't live in RVA, you could still look into your city's festivals!

And yes, I forgot pictures....I'm working on getting some from friends and will post them if I can!

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