Watermelons.jpgOklahoma 2021 Oklahoma Watermelon Festivals:  Find a Watermelon Festival Near You!

Looking for a Watermelon festival in Oklahoma in 2021? (just scroll down the page)There is no other listing as complete and current as this list, just updated! All the Watermelon festivals in Oklahoma we can find are listed on this page! If you love strawberries, look for a festival near you below! And I'm always looking for more Watermelon festivals! Please write me, if you know of any to add!  I update the dates as soon as the festivals publish their information, but you can always click on the links (usually the name of the festival) to see the current information on the festival's own website. 

I update this list every year, but still click on the links to the festival (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this year's dates on the website for each festival. They may change or cancel at the last minute. . If they don't have a website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.

Click here for the form to add a festival and have detailed information; or click here if you have general information and are not connected with the event!

2021 Oklahoma Watermelon Festivals

Oklahoma

Watermelons typically ripen from June (in northern Florida and Texas) through July, August  and September in the mid-Atlantic, Midwest and New England. July and August dominatesas the months for Watermelon production (and festivals) Unlike strawberries, which grow almost anywhere, watermelons are grown commercially far fewer states, since they require warmer temperatures and a much longer season.

There are two general types of Watermelon festivals 1) community festivals, usually organized by a church, school, local Chamber of commerce or a town and 2). Watermelon festival held at and by a farm. They are different in what they offer, and community festivals tend to be less expensive so they are grouped separately. (of course not all states and areas have both.)
Following the festival listings are links to our easy to follow directions about making Watermelon jam, freezing watermelons, Watermelon pies and much more.

Community Watermelon Festivals

  • Ringwood Watermelon Festival - Usually held in late August or early September, The 106th Annual Watermelon Festival taking place from Sunday, August 30, 2020 until Saturday, September 5, 2020
    Main Street, Ringwood, OK 73768. Phone: (580) 541-7847. Email: [email protected]. Open: 106th Annual Watermelon Festival taking place from Sunday, August 30th until Saturday, September 5th. Activities every night from Beauty Pageant, School Carnival, Livestock Show, Bingo, Volleyball throughout the week and many events and food on Saturday including a 5k, movie on main street, firework show, free watermelon eating, tractor pulls, and all kinds of entertainment for the kids!. Directions: See their Facebook page for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Free, no payments needed, Free, no payments needed, unless you buy from concessions/vendors . Watermelon, Other food eating contests, Crafts and crafters sales and exhibitions, Baked items for sale, Deserts for sale (like strawberry shortcake, blueberry pie, etc.) , Food vendors, Pancake breakfast, Live entertainment (other than music), Games, 5K, 10K or other run, Fireworks display, Parade, Festival queen contest, picnic area, Pets ARE allowed, Free parking, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, restrooms Activities every night from Beauty Pageant, School Carnival, Livestock Show, Bingo, Volleyball throughout the week and many events and food on Saturday including a 5k, movie on main street, firework show, free watermelon eating, tractor pulls, and all kinds of entertainment for the kids! Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: June 24, 2020, Suggested by a visitor)
  • Rush Springs Watermelon Festival - August , Held each year on the second Saturday in August (NOT being held in 2020 due to coronavirus)
    Jeff Davis Park, Rush Springs, OK 73082. Phone 580-476-3745 - Email: [email protected].  They offer watermelon-themed activities, carnival rides and plenty of family friendly entertainment for all. Held continuously since 1948, the festival attracts over 20,000 visitors each year with all-day entertainment and free watermelon in the afternoon. Other festivities include a seed-spitting contest, an arts and craft fair featuring over 100 vendors, carnival rides, live entertainment, stage shows, watermelon exhibits and more. Snack on tasty concessions from on-site food vendors, or browse through rows of classic cars, motorcycles and trucks in the festival's annual antique car and motorcycle show while sipping a glass of cool lemonade.. A parade will also be held Friday evening at 5pm. 
  • Valliant Watermelon Festival - held each summer on the third Saturday in July.
    Valliant, OK. By the slice or by the entire melon, the whole family is in for good, old-fashioned fun at the Valliant Watermelon Festival. Besides those fleshy slices of watermelon, there's watermelon salsa, slushies and all kinds of other foods with your favorite summer fruit. Also, there are car shows, live music, a watermelon eating contest and a seed-spitting contest for a little friendly competition.

Farm Watermelon Festivals

In addition to community and church festivals, some private farms have their own Watermelon festivals.  See each farm for this year's dates (they often do not announce them until the end of May). T  Also, scroll down to see the links to recipes, freezing, canning and jam making directions at the bottom of the page.

  • We will be adding these as we find them;  Please write me, if you know of any to add!

Related Watermelon Information: Watermelon jelly and Pickled watermelon rinds

Besides eating them fresh, watermelons make two great preserves which are really easy to make with these illustrated, step-by-step instructions:

 

For other fruit and vegetable festivals, see this page!


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