Chinchilla Melon Festival

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The Chinchilla Melon Festival is held every two years in February in Chinchilla, Queensland. Located 300km west of Brisbane, Chinchilla is ideally located for those who wish to escape to the pristine beauty and rustic experiences of the Western Downs.

The next Festival will held in February 2023. Keep up to date with all the latest information on the Melon Festival Facebook page.

If you’ve never seen anyone split open 47 watermelons in 60 seconds using nothing but, well… their own melon, you should probably come to the Chinchilla Melon Festival for one heck of a good laugh!
Known as the ‘Melon Capital’ of Australia, Chinchilla celebrates the fact biennially in February. Join with the locals for some hilarious fun and festivities as events, such as melon skiing, melon iron man, melon bungee, melon bullseye, pip spitting and melon tossing, get into full throw.
There’s back-to-back entertainment for the whole family with markets, a street parade, arts and crafts, a poets’ breakfast, luncheons, free concerts, and loads more over the week. So pull on some old clothes and take to the streets of Chinchilla, that are awash with melon mayhem. But be warned: you might end up in a very sticky situation!
Some of the excitement to look forward to includes:
•The ever-popular Melon Skiing;
•Melon Dash for Cash;
•Melon Bungee;
•Melon Bullseye;
•Melon Ball Games;
•Chariot Race;
•Melon Ironman;
•Pip Spitting Competition;
•Street stalls and a Parade
•Art & Craft Competition;
•The FREE Family Concert