Frugal Friday August 10

Posted on: 6:12 pm, August 10, 2012, by and , updated on: 06:38pm, August 10, 2012


This weekend you can take a bite out of summer with a watermelon festival, make art not trash at a local gallery, get free school supplies and keep your pooches cool with a dip in the pool… All without breaking the bank.

Watermelon Festival – Rush Springs

Rush Springs Watermelon Festival

Rush Springs Watermelon Festival

Bring the family to one of the most popular festivals in the state, the Rush Springs Watermelon Festival. 

Thousands will flock to the town Saturday for the seed spitting contest, live bands, the Watermelon Queen and of course, who would miss the free watermelon?

The opening ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. and a day of delicious fun and entertainment follows. 

Make Art Not Trash – Oklahoma City

Make Art Not Trash - Fringe Art Gallery

Make Art Not Trash – Fringe Art Gallery

Save the planet while appreciating nature’s beauty.

Enjoy environmentally-conscious creations at Fringe Gallery’s “Make Art Not Trash” exhibit Saturday. 

It’s free to check out the recycling-inspired art show featuring works from materials normally thrown out.

Free Back-to-School Supplies 

If you still need school supplies for the kids churches are giving away backpacks, free hair cuts and even snacks.

Saturday Vintage Church in Edmond is giving away backpacks filled with school supplies at their Back-To-School Healthy Fun Fair.

From 8 a.m. to noon also get free health and vision check ups.

Sunday Highpointe Church also has plenty of free supplies to giveaway at their Back-To-School Splash.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. get free food, free haircuts, play water games and enjoy inflatables.

Pooches in the Pool – Yukon

How about a way to help your hot dogs this summer?

Bring your pup to Yukon’s “Pooches in the Pool” Sunday evening at City Splash.

Dogs will parade around the pool with contests like best trick and best costume.

It’s just $3 per pooch.