Held on Labor Day weekend since 1958

Milan Melon Festival

We're planning for 2023!

See you September 1 - 4, 2023!

Melon Home Makeover Contest!

Our 3rd annual One in a Melon Home Makeover contest!

We are proud as a “Peacock” of our big, small town festival! We’re inviting all of you to show your spirit by decorating  the outside of your home in all things melon! The home with the most spirit will receive a gift basket including Milan and Melon Festival treasures!

Judging will take place Friday, September 1st and the winner will be announced via Facebook before kicking off the 2023 Milan Melon Festival!

Those who wish to participate please email us at milanmelonfestival@yahoo.com or message us on facebook @MilanMelonFestivalCommittee with your name, home address, and phone number. Details will be sent to you at that time.

Which home will be the “one in a melon”?

Home of Watermelon Sherbert & Cantaloupe Ice Cream

This frozen treat is only available at our festival!

Milan Melon Festival Queen

2021-2021 Queen - Evelyn Gall

1st Runner-Up - Madison Chaput

2nd Runner-Up - Livi Lowery

One of the oldest Road Races in Ohio

Recent results are available here.

2022 registration now open.