(877) 790-9722

Mize, MS 39116

40th Annual


July 20 & 21, 2018

Watermelon Festival

The Mississippi Watermelon Festival in Mize, MS

Exciting Entertainment, Arts and Crafts, and Food

Kids Games, Car Show, Always fun for Everyone

The Mississippi Watermelon Festival is excited to welcome to our stage, for the 40th Annual Festival, JAMIE O'NEAL! 

Performance at 8 pm

Jamie O'Neal

Jamie O'Neal is an Australian Platinum-selling country singer and hit songwriter that became a household name in 2000 with her back-to-back # 1 singles, "There Is No Arizona" and "When I Think About Angels." With multiple hits that followed, including "Shiver," "Trying To Find Atlantis" and "Somebody's Hero."

MS Watermelon Festival 5k Run/Walk

Registration/Check-in begins at 6AM. Race Begins at 7AM. Rain or Shine
Registration Fee $25.00 before July 1st. $30.00 after July 1st. T-shirts guaranteed to pre-registered participants only!

You may register online at Raceroster.com

Forms on the Forms page

Ticket Prices

Adult -  $5.00
Child Under 10 - $3.00

Adult - $10.00
Child Under 10 - $5.00

Gates open to the public on:

Friday at 3:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am


Friday, July 20
Registration starts at 6:30 pm
Competition at 7 pm

One song, vocal performance only, CD or acoustic
Overall Winner and Top 3
Top 3 will perform Saturday Night
Overall Winner will open on Saturday Night

No charge, just gate admission!

People Sitting Down

Fun for All

The Mississippi WATERMELON FESTIVAL is a true family event, offering fun activities for the young and old alike. From our amazing car show to our always entertaining watermelon contests, you're sure to have a great time.

Girls on Watermelons


We are a nonprofit festival completely run by volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, register for an event, or are interested in setting up a booth, please contact us. We'd love to hear from you.

The MISSISSIPPI WATERMELON FESTIVAL  is the annual fundrasier for the Mize Volunteer Fire Department.

The event is totally staffed by volunteers, and all proceeds go to support the Mize Volunteer Fire Department

Everyone with the Festival and the Fire Dept appreciates your support, and we want everyone to have a great time!

See you there!


Make this a summer to remember by planning a trip to the MISSISSIPPI WATERMELON FESTIVAL in downtown Mize, MS. Enter our biggest watermelon contest, enjoy the entertainment, or indulge in some of the best food around. Remember there is always all the FREE Watermelon that you can eat! There's always something to do at our festival.

The 40th Annual Mississippi WATERMELON FESTIVAL is all set for the weekend of July 20th and 21st. We are entirely staffed by volunteer firefighters and their families.

Learn More about Mississippi WATERMELON FESTIVAL

Contact us in Mize, Mississippi, at (877) 790-9722 for more information

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