Irrigon to Host Annual Watermelon Festival


Irrigon is the place to be on Saturday when the annual Watermelon Festival gets under way.

The day starts off at Irrigon Marina Park with breakfast served from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Chicken dinners, hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, nachos and – of course – Bellinger Farms watermelons will be available throughout the day.

Entertainment will be provided by Tony Madrigal, the Three River Saxtette, Wallula Junction, Sore Thumb, Retro-Actives, John Wambeke and Eric Jeppsen, and the Roundup City Cloggers.

Raffles will take place, along with Morrow County Sheriff’s Office boat rides, craft booths and vendors as well as a car show.

The event is funded by the Morrow County Unified Recreation District.