Jul 18, 2022
a fruit or a vegetable?
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
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.
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.
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
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