The Tiny Mississippi Town That Transforms Into A Watermelon Wonderland Each Year
By Daniella DiRienzo|Published June 08, 2018
Though Daniella was born in New York and has lived in a couple of other states, Mississippi has been her home for the past 25 years. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, Daniella began to hone her writing skills through various internships, working for The Royal Obsession and Anatomie clothing. In the years since, she’s had the privilege of having her articles appear in several publications, such as Parents & Kids Magazine and Girl Meets Strong. She’s also had the honor of interviewing actress Sela Ward for The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.
Last year, we highlighted Water Valley’s Watermelon Festival. But that’s not the only festival in the state dedicated to the deliciously sweet fruit. For the last 40 years, the tiny town of Mize has been hosting its own festival. Officially known as the Mississippi Watermelon Festival, the annual event offers small town fun for the entire family (in addition to lots of watermelon, of course). Take a look:
Remember, the Mississippi Watermelon Festival will take place at Mize City Park on July 20 – 21, 2018. For more information, call (877) 790-9722 or visit the festival’s website.
So, did you know about this festival? Ever been? Tell us in the comments section!