Luling festival drops watermelons for accuracy, laughs

Luling Watermelon Thump (FlyTexas Photo)
Luling Watermelon Thump (FlyTexas Photo)

LULING, Texas (KXAN) — It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a watermelon?

As a part of Luling’s annual Watermelon Thump Festival, FlyTexas will drop five watermelons from hang gliders. The melons will be dropped for accuracy and laughs, according to the organizers.

The festival is from June 23 through the 26 offering music, events, a parade and fun for the local community.

For more information visit the festival’s website. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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