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Published August 17, 2011, 02:21 PM

39th annual Watermelon Day is this weekend

Vining, Minn. (WDAY TV) - It's billed as the biggest small town celebration around and Watermelon Day in Vining Minnesota doesn't disappoint!

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

The 39th annual Watermelon Day is this Saturday! The town of about less than 80 swells to thousands. It starts out with the run for the melon, a 5-10 k run / walk at 8 a-m.

There is free watermelon, a huge arts and crafts show, petting zoo, entertainment, plenty of food, games for kids,

and of course the "Big" Parade that starts at 7 at night.

Vining is just east of Fergus Falls on Highway 210. Worth the drive.