For over 60 years they’ve been spitting seeds – watermelon seeds – in Luling, Texas. The event is the “World Champion Seed-Spitting Contest, and it’s part of the annual Watermelon Thump.
This will be the 62nd year of the festival, which will have music, events and, of course, watermelon.Organizers say this year’s crop will be about 25 pounds less than usual because of heavy rains. But they say this is the biggest attraction for the city, so they hope people come out to enjoy it.”It’s great for our local economy. We bring 30,000 to 40,000 people to our small town of 5,000, and local businesses make as much during thump weekend as they do during the year,” the thump’s Ray Bailey said. “It’s really great for our community.”
The Luling Watermelon Thump starts Thursday and runs through Sunday. More information is available at watermelonthump.com.