Q: What is the only thing that makes the hot, humid weather of Carolina in July/August worthwhile?
A: Ice-Cold Watermelon.
That’s why this Saturday, I’m heading out to Fairbluff, NC–Home of the NC Watermelon Festival & My Aunt Tootsie. The event began in 1986 as a spin-off of a watermelon contest between two competitive friends-Monroe Enzor, Sr. and A.J. Worley. The 2005 Watermelon Festival has grown to become an event of GRAND proportion; Saturday’s schedule contains a Watermelon Contest, Craft Fair, Food, Entertainment, Auction, Parade, Seed-Spitting Contest, & Pageant. All these events occur in Fairbluff–a gorgeous little town on the banks of the Lumber River. Fairbluff is almost the epitome of the beautiful little Southern Town. My Aunt Tootsie & Uncle Jimmy own an old trading post on the river. I’ll be sure to take lots of pictures of the town & events.