Melons-A South Dakota State Fair Tradition
This past Sunday I was hustling up to the Lee Brice–Chris Young concert at the South Dakota State Fair. I was just passing the rodeo grounds by Lake Mitchell when I get a call from my wife. (She had our youngest son Tad along with his friend Luke at the Bean Bag Tournament in Wagner) She said, “make sure you pick up a couple watermelons and a cantelope or two on the way to the fair.” She added, “they might be closed after the concert.”
So I hung a left on Hiway 34 and soon saw a sign for Olson’s Melons. I thought…why not! I’m in melon country! I pulled off and was met by a couple of the nicest people you’ll find anywhere on the planet.
I quickly told them…”I’m sort of in a hurry, can you pick out a couple good watermelons and maybe a cantelope or two.
“We don’t have cantelope”, she said, “but we have some delicious Musk Melons”
I didn’t know there was a difference! I thought to myself, just go with it and get back on the road.
We took a quick photo…Awesome people at Olson’s Melon Stand. Next time you’re through melon country, stop by and get one. Or two. Oh, and when you ask…it’s Musk Melons!