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Upcoming Events in Checotah Oklahoma


February

2 Day of Love - Local McDonald's Restaurants will be hosting the annual Day of Love fundraiser benefiting the the Ronald McDonald House of Tulsa. All proceeds from the sale of 49¢ Hamburgers and 59¢ Cheeseburgers sold between 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. will be donated directly to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tulsa. Last year alone, over $75,000 was raised on Day of Love.

To participate in Day of Love, stop by the Checotah McDonald's located in Wal-Mart on 1110 W. Gentry.

Address: 1110 W. Gentry , Checotah, Oklahoma
Ph: 405-848-6800 ext.304 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: kcain@moroch.com

8 Checotah's Birthday Celebration (2-13-1872) - Downtown historical displays; All-School Art/Essay Contest; Merchant Specials.

Ph: 918-473-2070 (Always call and confirm events)

March

23 Candlelight Tour - Guided tours by 7 to 9 vignettes (on the quarter hour) through a series of scenes depicting life in Indian Territory during the Civil War. Reservations required. 7-9pm.

Address: Honey Springs Battlefield , Checotah, Oklahoma
Ph: 918-473-5572 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ralphjones@ok-history.mus.ok
Web: www.honeysprings.org
Fee: $5/person 18 years and over; $2/child aged 6-17

23 Civil War Life Spring Muster - The 10th Kansas Infantry and the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteers demonstrate camp life and drill activities according to the 1860/1863 Army Manual of Instruction. 9am-4pm. Please verify dates online.

Address: Honey Springs Battlefield Site , Checotah, Oklahoma
Ph: 918-473-5572 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: honeysprings@okhistory.org
Web: www.okhistory.org/sites/hsbattle.php
Fee: Free

30 Easter Egg Hunt - The Friends of Lake Eufaula State Park and others sponsor this holiday event. Children age 11 and under can hunt for candy-filled and prize eggs. 2pm.

Address: Lake Eufaula State Park , Checotah, Oklahoma
Ph: 918-689-4607 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: naturecenter@lakewebs.net
Fee: Free

April

30 Katy Depot Hobo Dinner and Pie Supper - Dinner features free stew and cornbread. Pie auction follows with prizes for best youth and adult costumes. Proceeds fund projects for Katy Depot and Landmark Preservation Society scholarships. 6-8pm. Handicap Accessible.

Address: Katy Depot , Checotah, Oklahoma
Ph: 918-473-5872 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

May

4 Civil War Life Program - Reenactors (Union, Confederate or civilian) present some phase of non-combat life during the Civil War period. 1-4pm.

Address: Honey Springs Battlefield Site , Checotah, Oklahoma
Ph: 918-473-5572 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ralphjones@ok-history.mus.ok
Web: www.honeysprings.org
Fee: Free

12 Blues at the Beach - DC and Selby Minner from the Down Home Blues Club in Rentiesville return for an afternoon blues workshop and evening concert. 2-4pm and 7-8pm. Handicap Accessible.

Address: Lake Eufaula State Park, Hummingbird Beach , Checotah, Oklahoma
Ph: 918-689-4607 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: naturecenter@lakewebs.net
Fee: Free

17 - 19OK0307009e004 - Checotah Annual Duvall Steer Wrestling - Each Spring, 300 plus contestants converge at Roy Duvall's arena located four (4) miles west of Checotah off Highway 266 for the World's Largest Jackpot Steer Wrestling. Three days of excitement are filled with events for youth, women, teams, seniors, and the Champions.Starts at 12:00 noon.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Duvalls-Annual-Steerwrestling-Jackpot/179077258808511

Ph: 918-640-0533 (Always call and confirm events)

June

6 - 8OK0307009e005 - Checotah Roundup Club Rodeo - Since 1953, each June a three-night sanctioned rodeo is held, and it is now a highlight of each Old Settlers Day celebration. Participants are often members of PRCA and NRA, in addition to the Seven-State Regional Rodeo Association.


Address: 2 miles east of Checotah on Highway 266. , Checotah, Oklahoma

8OK0307009e006 - Checotah Old Settlers Day and Parade - SECOND SATURDAY - The citizens of Checotah extend a hardy welcome to all visitors of our town for the annual celebration of Old Settler's Day. We know you'll enjoy day-long activities in the downtown area, a street dance at night, a parade on Saturday afternoon, antique car competition, games, and three days of rodeo performances at the Checotah Roundup Club arena.

Enjoy Old Settler's Day to its fullest - take in the craft and food booths downtown, visit our local merchants throughout the city, and take the kids to the carnival at the high school parking lot. It's a great way to spend a summer day! 9am-6pm.

Address: Downtown , Checotah, Oklahoma
Ph: 918-473-2070 (Always call and confirm events)

14 - 15 CHS Alumni Reunion - Address: Community Center , Checotah, Oklahoma

July

5 Annual Memorial 5K Run - Sanctioned 5K run with prizes and official listing of times. Also a 1 mile fun run/walk. Starting gun is a reproduction Civil War cannon! 7:30pm.

Address: Honey Springs Battlefield , Checotah, Oklahoma
Ph: 918-473-5572 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ralphjones@ok-history.mus.ok.us
Web: www.honeysprings.org
Fee: Entry fee for runners; free to observers

6 Annual Memorial Service - Memorial service honoring those who died or were mortally wounded during the engagement at Honey Springs, July 17, 1863. Includes a 30 minute program, rifle salute, cannon salute, taps, followed by annual luncheon and meetings of the Friends of Honey Springs Battlefield. 10:30am.

Address: Honey Springs Battlefield , Checotah, Oklahoma
Ph: 918-473-5572 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ralphjones@ok-history.mus.ok
Web: www.honeysprings.org
Fee: Free

August

23 - 25 Dusk Til Dawn Blues Festival - Organizers and musicians D.C. and Selby Minner unveiled the first Dusk to Dawn Blues Festival during the Labor Day weekend of 1990. And the musical marathon has mushroomed into a uniquely successful happening in McIntosh County with state-wide appeal.

Called a "roots festival," it takes place on the home place where D.C. grew up. The three-day program showcases the rich and not-too-well-known legacy of Oklahoma blues where barbecue and music are served up all night long - and much of the day!

In 1996, the site on Rentiesville road brought about 100 instrumental and vocal blues talents from across the nation for a gig at the Honey Springs Trading Post and Down Home Blues Club.

The schedule ranges from a guitar showdown and jam session to gospel music on two stages, indoor and outdoor.

Ph: 918-855-0978 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.dcminnerblues.com

September

OK0307009e008 - Checotah Battle of Honey Springs Commemoration (7-17-1863) - 2011 - Every three years, the Oklahoma Historical Society, the Friends of Honey Springs and the city of Checotah host and plan a reenactment of the Battle of Honey Springs interpreted by 1,500 participants, the state's largest such event. The 1993 reenactment was chosen Oklahoma's Event of the year.

A visitor information center is located at the Battlefield along with vendors, sutler camps and civilians. Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-3pm.

Friday is a free "school day," but no battle reenactment will be presented. There are 20 to 30 "stations" where reenactors discuss various aspects of life during the Civil War (ranging from military to civilian to run-away slaves).

Address: Take Checotah/Bartlesville exit from U.S. Hwy 69, follow signs to Battlefield. , Checotah, Oklahoma
Ph: 918-473-5572 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ralphjones@ok-history.mus.ok.us
Web: www.honeysprings.org

October

27 - 26 Halloween Haunted Hay Maze - Find your way through the haunted maze or ride the tram through the Haunted Trail. Held on Friday and Saturday evening only in October, Dusk to 10pm.

Address: Lake Eufaula State Park, Hummingbird Beach , Checotah, Oklahoma
Ph: 918-689-4607 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: naturecenter@lakewebs.net

26 Halloweenfest - Merchants Spooky Events and Costumes. 5-8pm.

Ph: 918-473-2070 (Always call and confirm events)

November

1 - 2 Honey Springs Battle Reenactment - Reenactors (Union, Confederate or civilian) depict some phase of non-combat life during the Civil War. 1-4pm.

Address: Honey Springs Battlefield Site , Checotah, Oklahoma
Ph: 918-473-5572 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: honeysprings@okhistory.org
Web: www.okhistory.org/sites/hsbattle.php
Fee: Free

December

26 - 16 Residential Christmas Lighting Contest -

30 Santa and Snowflakes Parade - Built and lighted by a group effort of the FFA and TSA students and Checotah Main street, these decorations have been donated to the city. A special trip to Checotah during December is a must to see these beautiful, larger than life holiday decorations and tour the residential lighting displays. Bands, floats, Shriners, horses, clowns, fire trucks, Santa and Christmas tree lighting in Pocket Park. 3:30pm.

Address: Downtown and Pocket Park , Checotah, Oklahoma
Ph: 918-473-2070 (Always call and confirm events)

30 Holiday Homes Tour - Several homes open for public touring, along with holiday food and gifts, and door prizes at the restored 1890 train depot. The library hosts an open house and musical program also. 1-5pm. Handicap Accessible.

Ph: 918-473-5872 (Always call and confirm events)

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Indian Territory Cemetery

The Indian Territory Cemetery has markers dating from 1872 to 1912.

Checotah, OK Cemeteries

Historic Downtown Checotah

Downtown Checotah is one of only 15 National Register Historic Districts in Oklahoma. Built between 1898 and 1903, many of the buildings still show the grandeur of their original architecture. Unfortunately, in 1992 the loss by fire of Checotah'

Checotah, OK Historic Districts

United Methodist Church

The United Methodist Church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Checotah, OK Historic Churches

1903 IOOF Home

One Checotah National Historic Landmark which continues the service which began just after the turn of the century is the IOOF Home. In 1902, a farm of 160 acres and $5,000 was offered by W.E. Gentry and his wife, Sallie, and was accepted by the IOOF. The local lodge, chartered in 1895

Checotah, OK Historic Buildings

Honey Springs Civil War Battlefield

Honey Springs Battlefield Memorial Park has gained national prestige as being listed on the National Map of Civil War Sites. On July 17, 1863, smoke billowed and cannons roared when nearly 6,000 Confederates were defeated by 3,400 Federals just 3 1/2 miles northeast of Checotah, Oklahoma.

Checotah, OK Battlesites

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