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I don’t know about y’all, but here in Oklahoma we love all things watermelon. Every year our family goes to the Rush Springs Watermelon ๐Ÿ‰ Festival. This small town event is held on the second Saturday in August which means it can be turned into my birthday bash, too! The festival celebrates the Rush Springs areas local crop of watermelons with watermelon-themed food and activities, carnival rides, tons of awesome vendors, and loads of family friendly fun.

According to Travel Oklahoma the Rush Springs Watermelon Festival has been held continuously since 1948. It has grown to become one of the most popular festivals in Oklahoma, attracting over 20,000 visitors each year and serving upwards of 50,000 pounds of juicy, ripe melon to festival-goers. We always load up on tons melons, this Watermelon slush is one of our favorite recipes!

Watermelon Slush:

3 c. Watermelon
1 c. Strawberries
1 c. Coconut Water
1/2 c. Ice
1 drop Basil EO
1 drop Lime EO
Dash Sea Salt

Add all ingredient to blender, mix well, and serve. Garnish with a mint leaf. Enjoy!

To find out more about one of Oklahoma’sย best kept secrets visit TravelOk. Fair warning friends, if you decide to visit Rush Springs you’d better not speed. Many have learned that lesson the hard way!

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