Watermelon Festival, Mize, MS

46th Annual

MS Watermelon Festival July 19 & 20, 2024

Performing July 20, 2024 @ 8 PM

Josh Gracin

Karley Nichols, Saturday, July 20, 2024

Mike Cockrell from Discovery Channels hit show Moonshiners will be at the 2024 MS Watermelon Festival on Friday and Saturday.  Mike is proud to call Mize his hometown, and loves coming home to support the Volunteer Fire Department and see all his friends and fans!  Moonshiners airs on Tuesday nights and this will be season 13. 


New this year – 2 day pass $20.00

Purchase at the gate on Friday

Friday the gates open at 3:30 pm

Adults $10.00

10 and under $5.00

Saturday gates open at 8:30 am

Adults $15.00

10 and under $5.00

No outside coolers. NO pets.

Service dogs must have vest and id tags.

Things you might want to bring:
Hand sanitizer, ( we will be providing some around the park, but you might want your own) Wet Wipes, to help keep hands clean after eating all that melon!

Chairs – If you are bringing a chair, please allow space between you and you neighbor, unless you are a family group. We are allowing amble space for people to put chairs.

Please allow ample time to park and get into the gates, and please be patient. 

Vendor App

Get your applications filled out and paid for right here on the website!

See you in July!!


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 45th Annual Mississippi WATERMELON FESTIVAL is all set for the weekend of July 19th and 20th. We are entirely staffed by volunteer firefighters and their families. Phone: (601)517-3510 Email: [email protected]


Shannon Powell  601-940-9468

Will Allen  601-317-0719

Pete Rutland 601-765-7731

Clyde Magee – 601-517-2506

Jonny Freeman – 601-382-0300