Note: You must have made prearrangments with a local non-profit. The application requires the name of the non-profit and will be verified. At this time, The Watermelon Thump Association is aware of only one slot available for food vendor positions.
If you wish to be put on an interest list that a local non-profit can inquire for vendors who are interested in the future please email
Have you been to the Thump before?
In 1954, Hermon Allen, a school prinicipal, proposed the idea of a celebration to honor the growers and promote the Luling watermelon market. A contest was held to name the event and honor was won by a student, Mr. Carol Ferguson. From that time, the Thump has been held the last full weekend in June.