Valliant Watermelon Festival

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Valliant Watermelon Festival
City Park & Terry Hunt Community Building
100 Lucas St
Phone: 580-933-5050
Fax: 580-933-7695

The annual Watermelon Festival in Valliant, located in southeast Oklahoma, kicks off Friday evening with a parade through town at 6pm, led by various car show entries. A gospel music concert will be held in the local city park at 7pm. The fun continues early Saturday morning with good, old-fashioned family fun, the Big Melon Weigh Off, games and live entertainment. Come to this festival and enjoy watermelon salsa and watermelon slushies. There will also be free watermelon slices while supplies last.

Watermelon Festival contests include a watermelon eating contest, seed spitting, a horseshoe tournament, weenie dog races and turtle races. One block over from the city park in the Blackard Garden there will be a classic car show, and in the Terry Building there will be a photography and quilt show. Food and craft vendors will offer something for everyone. Visitors to this event are also invited to a concert in the park at 8pm that closes out the Valliant Watermelon Festival.

Come to the Valliant Watermelon Festival and browse through this year's classic car show, or simply enjoy singing and live entertainment throughout the day. This annual family-oriented festival features an entire day filled with fun events, competitive contests and plenty of delicious watermelon.

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Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Pets Allowed
General Information: Free admission
Friday: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday: 6:30 am - 12:00 am
From Hwy 70, go north on Dalton St 3 blocks, then turn right on Lucas. Look for the water tower in city park. Valliant is located midway between Hugo & Idabel in McCurtain County.
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