FARMERVILLE, La. (KTVE/KARD)–The 59th Annual Watermelon Festival is back in downtown Farmerville. The summer heat is scorching many, but it makes for an excellent opportunity to cool off with a sweet treat!

Local and out-of-state residents are excited to see the festival return for another year.

Alaina Edward, an out-of-state resident, explained, “I’m here every year for the watermelon festival. It’s the best part about Farmerville! It brings everybody to the square to appreciate their small-town community here.”

West Monroe resident Sharon Day said, “A friend invited me to come out here to a watermelon festival and I’m thinking watermelons, I didn’t know that it was all of this!

Louisiana Watermelon Festival runs until Saturday, July 30th.

For more information, visit their website here.