Watermelon

Festival 2004

August 14, 2004

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.



 

2004 Watermelon Queen



Marisa Brantley

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Royalty..........................         ....................................................Contestants


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2nd largest watermelon exhibited in history of Festival --- 146 lbs.  Exhibited by Taylor Tumblson
Les Dawson of 1st National Bank Chickasha, Ok., Rush Springs Branch  shown with the melon
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2002 Festival pictures Here 2001 Festival pictures Here---2000 Festival pictures  Here
2003 Festival pictures  Here
Digital Photography by Mac


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Midi by KippDoolan
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