Rush Springs Watermelon Festival

Mark your calendars for the Watermelon Festival in Chickasaw Country!

This annual event celebrates 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!

Come for a day of refreshing watermelon festivities in Rush Springs! Please see event details below for the schedule...

  • Saturday, August 12, 2023
Jeff Davis Park
East on Main St
Rush Springs, OK 73082

Watermelon Festival Schedule 

  • 7:30 am - 5K Run
  • 9:00 am - Open Ceremonies
  • 9:30 am - Tiny Tots contest to select Little Mr. & Miss Rush Springs - local residents only
  • 11:00 am - Registration for seed spitting begins
  • 11:45 pm- Announce Tiny Tot Winners
  • 12 - Seed Spitting contest
  • 1:00 - 4pm- Live Music
  • 4:00 pm - Free watermelon slices served ($1/slice prior to this time)
  • 5:00 pm - Prize melon auction
  • 5:30 pm - LiveMusic
  • 7:00 pm - Watermelon Queen coronation