Aug. 12 – Jeff Davis Park –
From chickasawcountry.com: 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. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visit chickasawcountry.com for details.