A unique Swift Current event will take centre stage inside Kinetic Park this weekend.

The Mennonite Heritage Village will host its annual Watermelon Festival on Sunday - one of their biggest fundraisers of the year.  

Arnold Wiebe, president of the Mennonite Heritage Village, said the shindig started around 15 years ago after visitors took a liking to the watermelon being offered during tours.

"People were really caught onto it," he explained. "The board at the time made a decision that hey maybe this is something where we can reach out to the community and also raise some funds for the upkeep of the village."    

The event isn't just about watermelons, they also make roll kuchen to pair with the fruit.

"It's a traditional Mennonite [dish], I'm not sure a delicacy but a nice meal," he said. 

"This is traditional Mennonite food so there are people that look forward to and there are some people that have never tried it and really like it after they've tried it."

The festival kicks off at 2 p.m. and runs until 5 p.m.
Cost is $15 for anyone over 10 and for anyone under 10 is $10.