(877) 790-9722
Mize, MS 39116
39th Annual

The Mississippi Watermelon Festival in Mize, MS,

Exciting Entertainment, Arts and Crafts and Food,

Kids Games, Always fun for Everyone.

The Mississippi Watermelon Festival is excited to present 


John Conlee


With 26 top 20 hits on the country charts and 8 #1 hits fans everywhere are sure to recognize favorites.  Hits include his signature "Rose Colored Glasses", as well as "Lady Lay Down", "Friday Night Blues", "Common Man" and the list continues.  Make you plans to attend, arrive early for the preshow, and enjoy all the Festival offers!

Firework Show Saturday Night

Big Pop


Big Pop Fireworks

MS Watermelon Festival 5k Run/Walk 
Watch for 2017 information in the coming weeks

Registration/Check in begins at 6AM. Race Begins at 7AM. Rain or Shine
Registration Fee $25.00 before July 1st. $30.00 after July 1st. T-shirts guaranteed to pre-registered participants only!

You may register online at Raceroster.com 

Ticket Prices

Admission will be announced

Gates open to the public on:

Friday at 3:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am

Big Creek Chainsaw Carving

Daniel Hite from Soso, MS, started his career as a chainsaw artist 3 years ago. He specializes in custom commission pieces, on-site stump carvings and demonstrations. Wildlife sculptures are his favorite but he also enjoys carving human figures such as Native Indian pieces.

People Sitting DownFun for All

The Mississippi WATERMELON FESTIVAL is a true family event, offering fun activities for the young and old alike. From our amazing car show to our always entertaining watermelon contests, you're sure to have a great time.


We are a nonprofit festival completely run by volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, register for an event, or are interested in setting up a booth, please contact us. We'd love to hear from you.

The MISSISSIPPI WATERMELON FESTIVAL  is the annual fund rasier for the Mize Volunteer Fire Dept.  The event is totally staffed by volunteers, and all proceeds go to support the Mize Volunteer Fire Dept.  Everyone with the Festival and the Fire Dept appreciates your support and we want everyone to have a great time! See you there!



Make this a summer to remember by planning a trip to the MISSISSIPPI WATERMELON FESTIVAL in downtown Mize, MS. Enter our biggest watermelon contest, check out our car show, or indulge in some of the best food around. Remember there is always all the FREE Watermelon that you can eat! There's always something to do at our festival.

The 39th Annual Mississippi WATERMELON FESTIVAL is all set for the weekend of July 14th and 15th. We are entirely staffed by volunteer firefighters and their families.

Learn More about Mississippi WATERMELON FESTIVAL

Contact us in Mize, Mississippi, at (877) 790-9722 to set up a booth at our exciting watermelon festival.


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