by Lisa Carroll
RUSH SPRINGS - Farmers are hauling in their melon crop just in time for the 74th Annual Rush Springs Watermelon Festival scheduled for Saturday Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
A town steeped in tradition, the celebration of the Rush Springs watermelon harvest originally began in 1940 but came to a halt in 1942 due to WWII. Resuming in 1948 after the end of the war, the Watermelon Festival has been a consistent yearly town celebration ever since, drawing in an average of 30,000 visitors seeking a fun, wholesome, small town experience.
“It’s one of the biggest festivals in the state,” said Emily Long, Rush Springs newest Watermelon Queen.
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