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Water Valley Watermelon Festival begins today

Summer is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner, fresh crops are in season and the Water Valley Watermelon Carnival is happening this weekend at the City Park.

This year marks the 48th annual Water Valley Watermelon Carnival, and MaxxSouth Broadband is proud to be a sponsor.

The Watermelon Carnival has a family-oriented atmosphere and entertainment for all ages. On Friday, the carnival kicks off with a BBQ contest and vendors, which will continue to Saturday. Friday also includes a street dance and a firework show. Saturday features live music, the largest melon contest, a 3k run/walk, a car show, watermelon games and the second annual dog parade and costume contest.

To learn more about the Water Valley Watermelon Carnival, visit watervalleychamber.info/ or visit communityfirst.maxxsouth.com.