Luling Watermelon Thump

June 27-30, 2024

Pictured: The Duchess of the Luling Watermelon Thump displaying a large piece of watermelon
Credit: Sissy Tucker
The idea for a celebration to recognize Luling's watermelon growers and boost the market started in 1954. A contest was held to name the event, and the winner was local high school student, Carol Ferguson. The result was the Luling Watermelon Thump that has occurred annually ever since.
Pictured: A colorful float in the Charro Days parade, Brownsville
Credit: PINKE

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