Rush Springs Watermelon Festival kicks off August 13 - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Rush Springs Watermelon Festival kicks off August 13

RUSH SPRINGS, OK – Everyone in the city of Rush Springs pulled together this week to get the area ready for their annual Watermelon Festival. The all-day festival draws in crowds from all over the state and beyond.

The festival will feature all sorts of treats for attendees, such as live entertainment, booths for food and arts and plenty of events and contests.

Event organizers are more than ready for and aren't afraid of what the weather may bring.

"Hopefully, the rain will just kind of hold off and we can have cooler weather and everyone can just have an extra special enjoyable day,” said Mary Hill, manager of First National Bank of Rush Springs.

The festival starts again at 7:00 a.m. on August 13 with a special 5k relay run, which will have participants carrying a ten-pound watermelon. Parking and admission are free, and everyone is welcome to attend.

Copyright 2016 KSWO. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Trump meeting with EU leaders

    Trump meeting with EU leaders

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:44 AM EDT2017-05-25 10:44:41 GMT
    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:44 AM EDT2017-05-25 10:44:41 GMT

    President Donald Trump will be in the heart of Europe to address a continent still reeling from his election and anxious about his support.

    President Donald Trump will be in the heart of Europe to address a continent still reeling from his election and anxious about his support.

  • 2 more arrested in Manchester; UK blasts US on leaks

    2 more arrested in Manchester; UK blasts US on leaks

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:36 AM EDT2017-05-25 10:36:08 GMT
    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:36 AM EDT2017-05-25 10:36:08 GMT

    With Britain's terrorism threat level at "critical," meaning a new attack may be imminent, police are racing to uncover the network around the suicide bomber.

    With Britain's terrorism threat level at "critical," meaning a new attack may be imminent, police are racing to uncover the network around the suicide bomber.

  • From fame to shame: Playmate to do time scrubbing graffiti

    From fame to shame: Playmate to do time scrubbing graffiti

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:26 AM EDT2017-05-25 10:26:49 GMT
    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:33 AM EDT2017-05-25 10:33:11 GMT

    A Playboy centerfold who snapped a photo of a naked 71-year-old woman in a gym locker room and posted it on social media with insults about the woman's body is expected to appear in court to resolve a criminal...

    A Playboy centerfold who snapped a photo of a naked 71-year-old woman in a gym locker room and posted it on social media with insults about the woman's body is expected to appear in court to resolve a criminal charge in Los Angeles.

Powered by Frankly