Boats, Melons & BBQ set for early August

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Boats, Melons BBQ

Saturday, Aug. 16

New Mannford Ramp Campgrounds

Noon: BBQ Cook-Off

Kid’s Fishing Derby

• Poles Bait Provided

• Hot Dog Feed

1 p.m.: Live song starts

Vintage Car Show

Cardboard Boat Building

2 p.m.: Kid’s Zone starts

• Activities and Blowup Rides

6 p.m.: Cardboard Boat Races

• $25 Entry Fee

• Cash Prizes ($25-$100)

• 6 Categories – Fastest Time

• Best Constructed

• Titanic – Best Sinking

• White Lightning – Fastest Overall Time

• Rules Posted on Mannford Chamber Website

Posted: Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 3:09 pm

Boats, Melons BBQ set for early August

By Kirk McCracken, Managing Editor

Mannford Eagle – Mannford, Oklahoma


Every Aug in Mannford, braves souls try to build watercraft that is seaworthy and foe them to victory.

Oh, and a boats are done of cardboard, fasten and hope.

The annual Boats, Melons and BBQ Festival is slated for Saturday, Aug. 16 during a New Mannford Ramp Campgrounds on Keystone Lake.

The eventuality has song from live bands, a grill contest, games for children, games with watermelon, and all of that sets adult a card vessel race.

With manners roughly as prolonged as a Affordable Healthcare Act, a card vessel foe is a prominence of a eventuality and proves either or not a male can, not usually build a vessel, though foe it opposite other boats.

Activities will start during noon with a Kids’ Fishing Derby that lasts until 1:30 p.m. Fishing poles and attract will be supposing along with prizes. Other kids’ activities embody H2O slides, jumping and climbing blowups, and family games.

A selected automobile uncover will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and bands will play song into a evening.

Antique cars, classical cars, selected automobiles and vehicles of special seductiveness will be admitted. There is no entrance price and automobile owners contingency pointer in before 2 p.m. The vehicles will march during 4 p.m. followed by prize presentations.

Advertising and For Sale signs on a vehicles are authorised though no domestic signs. Trophies will be awarded for Best of Show, Best Classic (1955-86), Antique (pre-1954) and Rat Rod.

Contact Jim @ 918-639-1942 for some-more information.

The BBQ foe also starts during noon. After a judging has been completed, contestants will be means to sell their BBQ to event-goers.

The card vessel races start during 6 p.m. and money prizes are given to a winners of several opposite categories, including Kids (12 and under), Teens (13-19), and Adults, as good as best constructed, best falling (“Titanic”), and fastest time around march (“White Lightning”).

There will also be a card vessel building celebration Friday, Aug. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. during New Mannford Ramp.


Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 3:09 pm.

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