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69th Annual Rush Springs Watermelon Festival on Saturday

Rush Springs-  Thousands are preparing for the 69th annual Rush Springs Watermelon Festival

It begins Saturday morning from 7:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

The festival will start with a 5-k run and end with a concert. One of the big highlights is the seed spitting contest. Registration for it begins at eleven...the contest is at noon. In past years, the festival has had watermelons weighing over 200 pounds.

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