Watermelon

Festival 2005

August 13, 2005






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.






Queen Tiffany Foster



Queen Tiffany Foster and Little Mr. and Miss Rush Springs, Ty Pool,
and Mikayla Nichols


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Queen candidates, l-r, Kendra Rivers, Tiffany Foster,
2004 Queen  Marisa Brantley, Talitha Newton, Anna Cook.

Above Photos courtesy of Rush Springs Gazette



3nd largest watermelon exhibited in history of Festival --- 141 lbs.  Exhibited by Taylor Tumblson
Kim Duke of 1st National Bank Chickasha, Ok., Rush Springs Branch  shown with the melon
 



2002 Festival pictures Here 2001 Festival pictures Here---2000 Festival pictures  Here
2003 Festival pictures  Here 2004 Festival pictures  Here
Digital Photography by Mac

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Midi by KippDoolan
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