Water Valley's summer Watermelon Carnival

A summer classic: the #WatermelonCarnival is this weekend in #WaterValleyMS! Scroll for snapshots of things to do and people to see:

🍉 Masterpieces of #watermeloncarving are at the center of the arts & crafts area by the gazebo -- and you can even watch Carl the carver in action!

🍉 #WatermelonAlley, an #Instacool watermelon tunnel work of art lovingly built by Zac, @WaterValleyArts & locals of all ages.

🍉 Games, games, games for kids and grown-ups!

🍉 Booths from great local shops & organizations, including #SaveDeezNuts, a mid-south men's health nonprofit.

🍉 Homemade #icecream powered by a 1930 #JohnDeere!!! Owner Jonathan Miller says it was his momma's dream to open an ice cream shop; he and his kids are now making her dream come true 😭

🍉 Pro #BBQteam competition! These guys are called the Moonlight Smokers for good reason: Ulysses and Tim (and most of the @memphisbbqnetwork) stay up ALL night long to slowly smoke the perfect pork.

🍉 Watermelon Carnival shirts and merch are sold by the Chamber of Commerce tent by the gazebo -- stop by to get yours and wear it proudly.

The whole carnival is a labor of love from the Water Valley Chamber of Commerce. Thanks to them, the volunteers, and sponsors like @VisitMS, @MSFarmBureau, @CSpire & all the other businesses who make this such a magical weekend for the community.

And remember when it's all over: Water Valley is a magical place EVERY day of the year.

If you haven't been lately, plan to "Shop & Dine Downtown Water Valley" soon. ♥️

Watermelon Carnival in Water Valley, Mississippi 2021 (c) Shared Experiences USA