Melons are big aroud here. Some of these will be for Green River Days. Kind of a citywide celebration with free watermelon all day, a parade, a talent show, craft booths at the park, a square dance and fiddiers contest.
This time of the year those bonnets are for two things. To protect from the cold and to protect from spray.
If I'd known hard hard this was going to be, I'm not sure I would have started growing melon. Too old to quit now.