De Leon Peach and Melon Festival
For the story and photos of the 1995 Peach & Melon Festival World Record Water Melon Seed Spit
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The beginnings of the Peach and Melon Festival, photos from the Free Fall Fair.
Photos from the 1939 Festival parade. Photos are from personal albums of Fred Harmon, given to his employee, Mrs. Everett Hansford.
Photos from the 1940 Festival. Photos and ad provided by Hiram Smith Jr. and from albums of Fred Harmon.
The Festival was suspended from 1942 through 1946. These photos generally fall from 1947 through the mid 1950s.