This past weekend,in the 95 degree heat, David and I, along with other Lowcountry authors, were asked to participate in the 74th Annual Watermelon Festival in Hampton County, SC. This is the longest continuous festival in the state. They not only have a Miss Hampton County Watermelon Festival, there is a full week of events including a wonderful parade, a watermelon seed spitting contest, live bands, and an eclectic group of vendors, from authors to artists, all kinds of crafts, and naturally food, food and more food. Especially great BBQ sliders and free watermelon slices!
We came home with a watermelon the size of a Volkswagen Bug. Thankfully our neighbors took some, but it’s so sweet and good, I don’t think we’ll have a problem finishing off our share.
During the summer, festivals like this are held all over the country. It’s a wonderful way for people to eat, drink and enjoy each other.