Pageland Watermelon Festival underway

Watermelon for everyone

You can't drive through the Chesterfield County town of Pageland without noticing, they seem to have a thing for watermelons.

"It was started as an agricultural celebration because Pageland was the largest producer in the area of watermelons," said festival director Darron Kirkley.

Many people pour their hearts and souls into organizing the event, which features food and gift vendors, watermelon tastings, a parade, and the favorite seed-spitting contest.

Friday, we stopped by for a look at the preparations and a little seed-spitting with the Miss Pageland family.

The festival runs through Friday and Saturday and takes place in Downtown Pageland. For more information, check out