Oh, Lord. You know it's Festival Season in the Lowcountry when people start playing with their vegetables.
Of course they'll judge the Heaviest Watermelon and dance into the muggy night at the Varnville National Guard Armory - among loads of other stuff June 16-24.
But the Lowcountry couldn't officially stumble into summer without the Watermelon Festival Street Dance.
It's Friday night, June 22, featuring two bands - one holding fort on each end of Lee Avenue.
Tomato Queen contestants will parade around the beach on Friday evening. Ta ta.
Then the big boys come out for the Street Dance and Crowning of the Tomato Queen at Whaley's from 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday.
It's all for a cause as divine as the first tomato sandwich of the year: the Edisto Island Open Land Trust.