McDade, Texas
July 11, 2009
Pictures By Richard “Too Low” Haas


“Too Low”

" The 61st Annual McDade Watermelon Festival in McDade Texas (about 50 miles east of Austin) is a model of Car Show organization. Not only is there no entry fee (although they encourage a $5 donation!), but the grounds are marked, the folks that greet you are friendly and informed, and everyone involved seems to be really pleased to be a part of it. As far as I know, it is not a car club, though the Bastrop Cruisers do get the shaded parking.

Never any good at estimating how many cars show up at various events, I would still guess that there were around 150 rides of all type....antiques, muscle cars, customs, hot rods and even some very old and rare farm tractors.

There were plenty of vendors with handmade wares and great food, but I only wish someone would serve some ICE COLD watermelon....

I have made the last 6 McDade shows and will definitely be there next year, even if I have to bring my own chilled watermelon.....oh yeah, an 85 pounder won the trophy this year.

Sorry about not having my usual clever captions for the photos, but it was just waaaay too hot to stand around gathering all the info." Richard "Too Low" Haas

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Thanks Too Low!




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