The white bass (or sand bass) is the state fish of Oklahoma, and spring is the time for local anglers to catch ‘em. Madill, Oklahoma celebrates with the annual National Sand Bass Festival (“Madill’s Jumpin’ Little Summer Fest”), held this year (2016) from June 6th through the 11th. This 42nd festival, which was first held in 1963 (they sat it out from 1976 through 1987), will mostly take place downtown on the square.
There will be arts and crafts booths, a car, truck, and motorcycle show, a midway, a fun run, fishing of course (presumably not in the town square), and martial arts and wrestling demos. Or check out the book sale, baby crawl, talent contest, terrapin races, food booths, and free live music. The general idea is “wholesome family fun.” For more information see their Facebook page.