Here’s the challenge: Recreate an artfully carved cantaloupe display using crayons and paper. The contest is open to children and adults, and begins at 2 p.m. with prizes from Little Man Ice Cream and Safeway awarded to the best artists.
Judging will be handled by some of Denver’s most trusted weather watchers including Katie LaSalle from Denver7 and 9News Storm Chaser and Meteorologist Cory Reppenhagen.
Master melon-carver and Certified Executive Chef Melody Money will demonstrate how she transforms cantaloupes into delicate blooming flowers during the event.
“We can’t wait to see what Chef Mel and the kids create,” said Michael Hirakata of Hirakata Farms in Rocky Ford. “We love the opportunity to bring families together for fun events like this. It reminds us people enjoy eating our melons as much as we love growing them.”
Rocky Ford Cantaloupes™ are now rolling into Colorado grocery stores and farmers markets daily. The harvest typically ends in September when the first freeze hits fields.
WHAT: Hirakata Farms Rocky Ford Cantaloupe Coloring Contest
WHEN: Sunday, August 20, 2-4 p.m.
WHERE: Little Man Ice Cream: intersection of W. 30th Ave. & Tejon St. in Denver