This is a home movie of the Watermelon Fest in Mineola Texas. This film was shot in 1953. Watermelon Festival beginning in 1948, the city of Mineola hosted the annual Watermelon Festival. The festival included a parade, a pageant culminating in the crowing of a Watermelon Queen, as well as free watermelon for the public. The festival was discontinued in the 1960s.