It's sweet, refreshing, and is being devoured by thousands. We are talking about watermelon and this weekend in Winterville there is a festival that is based around the delicious fruit.
Thousands of people came out for the Winterville Watermelon Festival Saturday for the parade, rides, good food, concerts, and fun.
And you can't have a watermelon festival without a watermelon eating contest. About twenty people lined up for two separate contests, one youth and one adult.
Eric Lucas, Parks and Recreation Director for the town of Winterville says, "I think this marks the unofficial end of summer for Winterville and the surrounding community, its been going on for 25 years which is just great to see something carry on that tradition that long."