With watermelon season upon us and the Hope Watermelon Festival coming up soon, everyone in our area is talking about the famed juicy fruit.

Local foodies have are constantly coming up with new and interesting watermelon recipes, and we are presenting eleven of them below.

Of course, you still will want to enjoy your watermelon on its own. But there are some people who also enjoy creating fun and interesting ways to present watermelon at parties and events.

Below, you will find great watermelon-inspired recipes for your your family and friends. Be sure and let us know which recipes you like, and we would also love to find out your favorite watermelon recipes.