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Visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden (ABG) Saturday, August 21st for Melon Fest. The festival is a celebration of "fresh, ripe melons", which will be provided by Gwinnett's Phoenix Gardens.
Festival-goer have the opportunity to watch a demonstration, participate in a seed-spitting contest and / or watermelon rolling, sample a variety of European melons, learn about pickling rinds, and more.
The festival is from 12:00 - 3:00 pm at the ABG, located at 1345 Piedmont Avenue NE downtown.
Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $12.00 for children and Seniors. Infants and Toddlers 3, and younger, enter free. (Discounted tickets are available at HalfOffDepot.com/Atlanta, while supplies last. Select the link for information.)
Parking is $.75 for minutes 16 - 30, with the additional fee of $1.00 per additional 30 minutes. (Please plan accordingly.)