Watermelon Festival 2014

August 9, 2014




   Mac waiting for Festival





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Queen selection night:
May 17 at 6:00 in
School Auditorium

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Queen Candidates::

K'Leigh Jordan, Kaylee Large, Emily Keyes, Audrie Hampton
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Kaylee Large
Queen 2014

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Kaylee Large - Queen 2014, Brittany Ball Queen - 2013
Little Miss Rush Springs 2014 

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Carnival
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175 lbs
Mike & Miley Miller
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Winners

Largest Melons....Winner....Pounds
2014 Mike & Miley Miller 175
2013 Mike & Miley Miller 164
2012 Mike & Miley Miller 214 (All Time Record)
2011 Mike & Miley Miller 114
2010 Sawyer Tumblson 139
2009 Mike Miller 132
2008 Jake Tumblson 139
2007 Mike Miller 126
2006 Taylor Tumblson 135
2005 Taylor Tumblson 141
2004 Taylor Tumblson 146
2003 Taylor Tumblson 90
2002 Chancy Chaney 105
2001 Boyd Lester 132
2000 Fred Ferguson 89
1999 Taylor Tumblson 115
1998 Taylor Tumblson 101
1997 Taylor Tumblson 102
1996 Taylor Tumblson 102
1995 Taylor Tumblson 87.5
1994 Taylor Tumblson 90
1993 Lauren Pittman 98
1992 Randy Keenan 87
1991 Brad McAdoo 106
1990 Jimmy McAdoo 107
Largest  Melons Winner Pounds
1989 Randy Keenan 111
1988 Jessica Horton 134.5
1987 Jimmy McAdoo 123
1986 Mark Williams 118
1985 Mark Williams 115
1984 Jim & Brad McAdoo 113
1983MarkWilliams&AllenHeilman142
1982 Jamie Jones 74
1981 Mark Williams 83
1980 Mark Williams 80
1979 Jim & Brad McAdoo 82
1978 Steve & Justin Jones 129
1977 Steve & Justin Jones 156
1976 Steve Jones 118
1975 Steve Jones 108
1974 Steve Jones 100
1973 Steve Jones 82
1972 A. C. Kerr 97
1971 Steve Jones 86
1970 Keith Payne 81.5
1969 Steve Jones 76
1968 Myrl Whitehead 69.75
1967 V. A. Bailey 83.75
1966 Jack Doby, Cement 96
1965 Tommie D. Cast 60
Former Queens  
2014 Kaylee Large                     
2013 Brittany Ball
2012 Maz'ey Brown
2011 Amanda Bewley
2010 Haley Jones
2009 Stacy Funk
2008 Meagan Hitt
2007 Ashton Ferguson
2006 Logan Farmer
2005 Tiffany Foster
2004 Marisa Brantley
2003 Tara Havins
2002 Ashlea Jones
2001 Natalie Fitzpatrick
2000 Heather Vasil
1999 Jamie Pendley
1998 Karissa Myers
1997 Stephanie Long
1996 Terrin Beard
1995 Amy Gilleland
1994 Tracie Williams
1993 Kaysie Beard
1992 Kari Porter
1991 Stephanie Charlson
1990 Angie McConnell
1989 Kim Hudson
1988 Tammy Rust
1987 Cassie Todd
1986 Misti McGuire
1985 Angel Todd
1984 Deena Brady
1983 Angela Crow
1982 Lanetta Hayes
1981 Janice Johnson
1980 Lisa McAdoo
1979 Karla Dennis
1978 Nancy Davis
1977 Cammy Kemp
1976 Lori Laing

Former 
Queens

1975 Vicky Lentz
1974 Starla Brown
1973 Ann Lawrence
1972 Phyllis Johnson
1971 Klayn Heilman
1970 Karla Scruggs
1969 Carla Cast
1968 Carol Dowling
1967 Janis Henderson
1966 Linda Lawrence
1965 Cheryl Eubank
1964 Susan Dowling
1963 Becky Stone
1962 Annys Dorman
1961 Jeri Jones
1960 Loretta Sweany
1959 Norma Sweany
1958 Beverly Dunn
1957 Carolyn Brown
1956 Kay Bernard
1955 Thelma Willis
1954 Joy Davis
1953 Connie Scott
1952 Ann Burton
1951 Peggy White
1950 Joy Suitor
1949 Jane Summer
1948 Joy Spears
1943-47 World War II
1942 Evelyn Jones
1941 Leona Hanson
1940 Ada Mae English


                               





Look at link near bottom of page for 2013 Festival information
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Web page for 5K watermelon run: Here
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Festival Chairman: Mike Zurline Phone: 405-570-8056

Lions Club President: Renee Hoover-Payton
Phone: 580-476-3103

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Rodeo Concession Band Boosters Becky Fitzgerald
Rodeo Queen Contact Regina Long

Chair list

Festival Chair Mike Zurline/ Assisted by Dan Williams
Website Mac Vincent Facebook Charla Gilleland
Melon Stand Mike Zurline
Stage Show Robert Newman
Arts and Crafts Rhonda Keenan
Carnival Conn Goodwin
Queen Appearances Jamie Beard
Watermelon Display Lisa McAdoo/Joe Allen Jones
Food Booths Kim Duke/Renee Hoover-Payton
Watermelon Purchase Raymond Rust
Queen Crowing Joe Dorman
City Contact Brian Hale/Linda Nichols
Tiny Tots Charla Gilleland
Seed Spitting Jimmy Williams

Food Booths
Hamburger Stand Sheryl Hampton
Coke Stand HS Cheerleaders
Kettle Corn Monarch Club Janice Strange
Indian Tacos Cox City Baptist Church Betty Crab
Melon Slicing Mike Zurline
Lemonade and Tea & Ice Truck  Sr '15 Sheryl Hampton
Hot Dogs Jr Hi Cheerleaders Rachael Matthis
BBQ  HS Athletics
Fried Pies Assembly of God Youth Teresa Ford
Watermelon Punch & Baked goods Children's  Church Assembly of God
Coke Stand South HS Band Becky Fitzgerald

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Anyone interested in becoming a vendor of Arts and Crafts
Email - rkpathway@gmail.com
Rhonda


About the Festival

The Rush Springs Watermelon Festival has been held continuously since 1948.
It had its beginning in 1940 and has become one of the most popular festivals in the state.

The festival has proven popular, since its beginning and the crowds have increased in number to around 20,000 to 30,000 visitors each year. Over 50,000 pounds of watermelons are purchased from area melon growers and served to festival visitors during the day.

The activities during the day include watermelon exhibits, stage shows, tiny tots contest, free watermelon feed, carnival, and arts and crafts fair.


2002 Festival pictures Here 2001 Festival pictures Here---2000 Festival pictures  Here
2003 Festival pictures  Here 2004 Festival pictures  Here
Festival  2005  Here
Festival 2006 Here
Festival 2007 Here
Festival 2008 Here
Festival 2009 Here
Festival 2010 Here
Festival 2011 Here
Festival 2012 Here
Festival 2013 Here
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