Photos courtesy of Water Valley Chamber of Commerce
Going on its 50th year, the city of Water Valley celebrates everyone’s favorite summer fruit with a weekend-long carnival. The Water Valley Watermelon Carnival is set for August 2nd and 3rd and promises to be one of the most exciting events of the summer with something fun for everyone of all ages.
Sponsored by the Water Valley Chamber of Commerce, the carnival includes live music, arts and craft vendors, food vendors, watermelon-themed games and activities for all ages, free watermelon slices, other watermelon dishes, and so much more.
On Friday night, enjoy a street dance and fireworks in City Park. Saturday is full of continuous entertainment, food vendors, arts and crafts booths, contests, parades, an antique car show, a 3-K run, and much more.
After you burn some calories and work up an appetite during the 3K, head over to the Train Tracks Pork Attack BBQ Contest. Ticketholders for the BBQ contest will be able to taste several different dishes and help choose who will take home the Taster’s Choice Award. Other cooking categories include best dessert, best sauce, and best watermelon-themed dish.
Watermelon games start at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning, with events ranging from seed-spitting, watermelon throwing, and a watermelon eating contests. All ages are welcome to enter the watermelon games. Watermelon slices will be handed out throughout the afternoon, followed by a dog costume contest and a sidewalk chalk drawing activity.
With something for everyone, the Water Valley Watermelon Carnival is sure to be one of the most fun events of the summer. Grab your family and friends and enjoy a weekend of fun, food, music, and, of course, watermelon. For more information on this event, click here or call 662-473-1122.