Luling's annual Watermelon Thump is a four-day celebration of everyone's favorite summer treat - watermelon. The festival includes a carnival, kiddie rides, food booths, live entertainment, watermelon seed spitting contest, watermelon eating contest and more.

The Luling Watermelon Thump kicks off with a pageant, live music and a dance on Thursday night and continues on through the weekend. A variety of events and activities take place during the "Thump," including a seed spitting contest, melon eating contest, largest melon competition, queen's pageant, parade, concerts, dances and more.

For a complete schedule of events, ticket prices, etc., visit www.watermelonthump.com