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Luling “Watermelon Thump” Starts Today

Steve Frost/Liv Friis-Larsen

It starts today…the Watermelon Thump in Luling, Texas. It’s a four day Festival of FUN!
Thousands of people descend upon Luling to enjoy this timeless Texas tradition honoring the nutritious, wonderful watermelon. The Watermelon Thump hosts a carnival with kiddie rides, beer garden, plenty of food, children’s entertainment including magicians, mimes, fire eaters and the like. dances, arts & crafts, champion melon judging and auction, world champion seed spitting contest with cash prizes, a GIANT parade, melon eating contests with cash prizes, car show and much more!

The music this year is amazing as always. Thursday it’s the Texas Unlimited Band, Friday it’s Damn Quails and Kevin Fowler, Saturday it’s Bri Bagwell, Earl Thomas Conley, and Wade Bowen, and Sunday it’s Jimmy Butler and Vince Vance and the Valiants! (and that’s just on the mainstage) At different times throughout the weekend you can catch music from the Shiner Hobo Band, The Fossils, and more.

see ya’ at “The Thump” in Luling this weekend!

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