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New features at 2019 Sand Bass Festival

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A girl has fun at the 2017 National Sand Bass Festival in Madill. (KTEN) A girl has fun at the 2017 National Sand Bass Festival in Madill. (KTEN)

MADILL, Okla. -- The normally sedate Madill town square turns into quite the party during the first week of June for the National Sand Bass Festival.

Fans of the event can expect its usual mix of concerts, food, carnival rides and games for the whole family to enjoy.

"Bring your family," said festival chairman Donny Raley. "You can feel safe, you can enjoy yourself. Bring your lawn chair and sit back and enjoy the entertainment on the stage; ride the carnival rides; or shop; or whatever you want to do."

This year, for the first time, there will be two new activities added to the lineup. The festival kicks off June 1 with a softball tournament.

"All the proceeds that are made through that softball tournament will benefit two graduating seniors from Madill High School in way of a scholarship," Raley said.

The rest of the festival will continue from the June 3-8, and it partnered with the Toby Keith Foundation to stage Fish Bowl 2019.

"They're going to have a fishing tournament on Lake Texoma on the Saturday at on the end of the festival on June the eighth," Raley said.

The National Sand Bass Festival doesn't only bring a huge amount of fun to Madill; it also gives the town's economy a boost.

"A lot of the businesses open up, do specials during the week," Raley said. "A lot of the food places really flourish during that week. It brings a huge amount of tourists to the county."

Here's the full lineup for the 2019 Sand Bass Festival:

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