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Luling Watermelon Thump

Coming in at number two on “Motel 6’s Top Six Quirkiest Summer Festivals of 2017,” the beloved Luling Watermelon Thump is a unique summer festival that might just bring the seed-spitter out of you. Occurring every last weekend in June since 1954, the watermelon jubilee features a four-day carnival, watermelon parade, live music, car shows, food and vendor booths, a beer garden and an array of games. Crowd favorite watermelon-y events include seed-spitting and melon-growing contests, both of which offer hefty cash prizes to the top three winners. Those aiming to break the Guinness World Record for watermelon seed-spitting (and winning the $1,000 grand prize) should come prepared to spit a seed farther than 69 feet. The Watermelon Thump is Luling’s largest event, bringing a consistent 30,000 attendees to the quaint town of 5,000. This quirky small-town Texas festival is sure to bring out the watermelon-lover in anyone who attends.

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