Watermelon

Festival 2007

August 11, 2007


Queen Appearances (Incomplete Schedule - Subject To Change)
Arranged by Charla

July 10 - Young Democrats - Oklahoma City
July 19 - Walters Rodeo Parade 5 pm
July 21 - Terrell Jubilee Parade 10  am
July 21 - Carnegie Rodeo Parade 5 pm
July 24 - Chickasha Kiwanis Club
July 25 - Chickasha Lions Club
July 26 - Chickasha Rotary Club
July 27 - Burkburnett, Texas - Rodeo Parade 4 pm
July 28 - Wiley Post Festival, Maysville, 10:00 am
July 28 - Sterling Rodeo Parade 5 pm
Aug. 1 -  Taping of Channel 7 Program
Aug. 2 -  Lindsay Radio 8:30 am
Aug. 3 -  Channel 3 Wichita Falls, Texas noon show
Aug. 4 -  Cyril Rodeo Parade
Aug. 5 -  Channel 7 Morning Show, Lawton
Aug. 6 -  Indian Exposition Parade, Anadarko 10:00 am
Aug. 7 -  KWCO 1560 Radio Chickasha 9:45 am
Aug. 8 -  Lawton Rodeo Parade 4 pm
August 9th.... Channel 25 - OKC between 7:30 & 7:45 AM
August 9th     8:30 am ... KXY Radio   OKC
Aug. 10 - Channel 9 OKC 6:00 am
Aug. 10 - Rush Springs Rodeo Parade 5 pm
Aug. 11 - Annual Rush Springs Watermelon Festival

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4th of July Marlow
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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.


Photos below courtesy of Rush Springs Gazette

Ashton Ferguson
2007 Watermelon Queen

Royal Court, from left, Emalee Munn, Nina Lawrence, Laurie Gilleland, 2006 Queen Logan Farmer,
 2007 Queen Ashton Ferguson, Shelby Funk, and Courtney Nath
Little Mister, and Miss Rush Springs.
Kenton Jones and Kassidi Gregg


Photos below by Mac

Royalty

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                                                                     Visitors from Texas                                Largest Melon -- 126 lbs--2007
                                                                                                                          Exhibited by Mike Miller
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Record Melons since 1965
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Anyone interested in becoming a vendor of Arts and Crafts
Call 580-476-2590 and ask for Rhonda
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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
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