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37th State Watermelon fest begins Friday

Proceeds from the 37th annual Mississippi Watermelon Festival will benefit the Mize Volunteer Fire Dept. Proceeds from the 37th annual Mississippi Watermelon Festival will benefit the Mize Volunteer Fire Dept.
MIZE, MS (WDAM) - -

Thousands of people will be visiting Mize City Park this weekend to enjoy all-you-can-eat portions of Mississippi's favorite fruit. 

The 37th annual State Watermelon Festival begins at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon with plenty of watermelon and lots of arts and crafts.

Friday night, country artist Daryle Singletary will perform.

Saturday, the event continues with "biggest watermelon" and "seed-spitting" contests and the group "Restless Heart" will wrap things up that night. 

As always, it's all being done to raise money for the Mize Volunteer Fire Dept. 

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