(877) 790-9722
Mize, MS 39116
38th Annual
Mississippi WATERMELON FESTIVAL, July 15 & 16, 2016

The Mississippi Watermelon Festival in Mize,
MS, Exciting Entertainment, Arts and Crafts and Food

Friday night:
concert at 8 p.m.


11 Number 1 hits, 3 Gold Albums, 8 Million Records sold

"Kiss You all Over", "Give Me One More Chance", "Woke Up In Love"


Saturday night: 
concert at 8 p.m.

Darryl Worley


20 Hit singles including

"Awful, Beautiful Life", "Have You Forgotten", "I Miss My Friend"

Car Show

Car Show

The Smith County Cruisers will host the 38th Annual Mississippi Watermelon Festival car & truck show on July 16, 2016 on Main street in Mize, Ms. Event time is 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Awards will be presented to:

Best of Show car, truck & pre ’49
Top 15 Cars
Top 15 Trucks
Top 10 Pre ’49
Best Race Car
Top 10 ’90 Model & Up
Best Project
Long Distance
Club Participant
Hard Luck Award

MS Watermelon Festival 5k Run/Walk 

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!

Firework Show Saturday Night

Big Pop

Big Pop Fireworks

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.

Ticket Prices

$10.00 per day, per person
(Includes concert each day,  all entertainment, all you can eat watermelon,  on Saturday it includes the shows by the chain saw artist, and all the watermelon games)

Gates open to the public on:

Friday at 3:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am



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 38th Annual Mississippi WATERMELON FESTIVAL is all set for the weekend of July 15th and 16th. 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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