Virginia Cantaloupe Festival

Virginia Cantaloupe Festival gold sponsors (from left) Kelsey Owen, of Benchmark Community Bank; Jennifer Throckmorton, also of Benchmark Community Bank; and Janet Collins, of Fairfield by Marriott, are getting ready for the annual party. Other gold sponsors not pictured include AmeriSatff Employment & Staffing Soluctions, Bluewing Creek Land & Timber, Charles Anderson Lawncare, Comfort Systems USA, H&M Logging, Huber Engineered Woods and ODEC.

Sponsors of the 39th Annual Cantaloupe Festival are gearing up for the biggest part of the summer in Halifax County.

This year’s event is planned from 5 to 10 p.m. July 26 at the Berry Hill Resort and Conference Center.

Food truck selection consists of Get Buffaloed, Happy Heifer, K& D Dawgs, Nana Karen’s, Smok’n Butts BBQ, The Taco Wagon and Wooded’s Pulled Pork Plus.

The signature food provider, D&D Skins, will have free Halifax County cantaloupes provided by Reese’s Farms of Scottsburg and local roasted corn.

Water and Pepsi products will be available to quench thirsts.

Advanced tickets for the festival are $35 and may be purchased at the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce, Halifax County-South Boston Visitor Center, URW South Boston and Danville, 103.3 WAKG or online at www.valopefest.com. Tickets include admission, domestic beverages, ritas, wine, five craft samples, corn, cantaloupe, ice cream and entertainment by Megan Doss, Kameron Marlowe Full Band and Jim Quick and Coastline.