Watermelon Eating Contest

Watermelon Eating ContestPrior posts transported us to the Watermelon Carnival in Water Valley, Mississippi and to the nail-biting competition of the seed-spitting contest. Now we get to the nitty gritty (yes, I said “nitty gritty”) and explore the underbelly of the Watermelon Eating Contest.

Now this was a site to behold. And to be-stand a few steps away from.

There’s not much chewing necessary, which is good for all eating contests, and an innate bonus for watermelon. It should really be called a slurping contest. They plowed from side to side like it was a typewriter-ear-of-corn-hybrid and in a matter of minutes a quarter melon was gone. Just slush at their feet and goo on their faces.

And if you weren’t sure if competitive spirit was still alive, it’s thriving in Water Valley, MS. They went at those melons like there was more at stake than a measly prize.

Have you ever been in an eating contest?
Would you do it again?
What did you eat?

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2 Responses


What happens to the seeds?!? Do they send them to the spitting contest entrants? Do they swallow them? What was the prize … a napkin?


Anything, for a blue ribbon!

Lynne A

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