Festival 2008

August 09, 2008


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.

    Watermelon Queen Selection and Coronation
Friday, June 27, 2008
at school auditorium

Above photo courtsey of RS Gazette

Queen Candidates:
Shelby Funk
Meagan Hitt
Ashton Pittman

Photos below by Mac

2008 Watermelon Queen
Meagan Hitt

Bryson, Meagan, Morgan
More photos soon

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
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