Rush Springs Watermelon Festival

Mark you 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 schedule. 

Jeff Davis Park
East on Main St
Visit Rush Springs, Oklahoma, 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 noon - Seed Spitting contest
  • 1:00 pm- Entertainment Morgan White
  • 1:45 pm- Blue Grass Danny Glover & Caleb Glover
  • 2:30 pm- Rush Springs Opry
  • 3:30 pm- Jessica Farmer
  • 4:00pm- Rush Springs Opry
  • 4:00 pm - Free watermelon slices served ($1/slice prior to this time)
  • 5:00 pm - Prize melon auction
  • 5:30 pm - John Bomboy & the Underscores
  • 7:00 pm - Watermelon Queen coronation