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Only in OKlahoma Show

Jul 18, 2022

Is watermelon a fruit or a vegetable?
Today we are discussing the Watermelon Festival in Rush Springs, Oklahoma with Miss Taylor Abbott, the 2022 Watermelon Queen and Mary Hill the chairman of the festival.
The Rush Springs Watermelon Festival is an annual event celebrating the rush of local seasonal watermelons with watermelon-themed activities, carnival rides and family friendly entertainment. The Rush Springs Watermelon Festival has been an annual event since 1948, and has grown to over 20,000 festival-goers each year! The event will feature a seed-spitting contest, an arts and craft fair featuring over 100 vendors, carnival rides, live entertainment, stage shows, on-site food vendors and a classic automotive show.
Rush Springs, OK Rush Springs has a tight knit and welcoming community. The town is best known for their Watermelon Festival and considers itself the Watermelon Capital of the World. During the Great Depression, a Civilian Conservation Corps project was initiated on the east side of Rush Springs to provide employment and improve the region. Young men were paid to construct terraces and ponds and to restore vegetation by replanting trees.
The Rush Springs Lions Club was chartered on July 12, 1932. The Rush Springs Lions Club is a charter chapter of Lions International, the largest service club organization in the world.
The Tulsa Zoo is 85 acres and is located in Mohawk Park. The zoo houses a wealth of wildlife animals including African Lions, penguins, alligators, flamingos, elephants, monkies, bobcats, and much more. Exhibits include the conservation center, Life in the Cold, Life in the Desert, Life in the Forest, Life in the Water, and The Lost Kingdom - to name a few.
Tulsa boasts an impressive amount of art deco architecture that goes toe to toe with the largest cities, a half billion-dollar park ranked best in the U.S. that beckons to be explored by all, a rich history of music that inspired a genre named after the city and so much more.
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