Watermelon Tradition Continues in Grand Bay

Watermelon Tradition Continues in Grand Bay

Posted: Updated:
MOBILE, Alabama -

Before the fireworks an Independence Day tradition continued in Grand Bay. For 40 years the city has hosted an annual watermelon festival.

Several thousand people came out Thursday, eating up more than 300 watermelons.

Locals will tell you that Grand Bay produces the best watermelons anywhere, bar none.

"Well the Grand Bay watermelon is supposed to be the best you can eat, the soil in this area turns out a better watermelon," said organizer Randall Fletcher.

The festival is put on every year as a fundraiser to help support the local Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Alberto Garcia Charged with Capital Murder

    Alberto Garcia Charged with Capital Murder

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:55:20 GMT
    Alberto Garcia has been charged with capital murder in the death of 5 year old Janaya Thompson.
    Alberto Garcia has been charged with capital murder in the death of 5 year old Janaya Thompson.
  • Mobile Woman Remembers Deadly Lightning Strike

    Mobile Woman Remembers Deadly Lightning Strike

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:21:02 GMT

    Sharon Summerlin's husband and son were killed 9 years ago by lightning.  

    Sharon Summerlin's husband and son were killed 9 years ago by lightning.  

  • McCarron, Webb Building Home in Orange Beach

    McCarron, Webb Building Home in Orange Beach

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:03:58 GMT
    Shortly after their wedding, it looks like Mr. and Mrs. AJ McCarron have chosen where they want to settle down.
    Shortly after their wedding, it looks like Mr. and Mrs. AJ McCarron have chosen where they want to settle down.
Powered by WorldNow

555 Broadcast Dr,
Mobile AL 36606

Telephone: 251.479.5555
Fax: 251.473.8130
Email: news5@wkrg.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.