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Upcoming Events in Okemah Oklahoma


April

5 - 7OK0408021e002 - Okemah Lt. Governor's Invitational Turkey Hunt - Okemah is one of four municipalities designated as a "host community" for the Lt. Governor's Invitational Turkey Hunt. This three-day event was established in 1987 and began coming to Okemah in 1995. It serves as an economic development tool for the state of Oklahoma, affording state officials the opportunity to invite business leaders and economic development professionals to Oklahoma from around the country. The guest list is compiled with input from the Commerce Department, State Chamber of Commerce, local chambers and other state and local officials.

The Lt. Governor's Invitational Turkey Hunt is the perfect way to show off the exciting opportunities Okemah has to offer. It provides business leaders and economic development professionals an opportunity to experience all the benefits of relocating to our community. They also have the chance to see for themselves what it's like to enjoy Okemah's warmth and hospitality.

Ph: 918-623-2440 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: okemah@okemah.org

15 Miss Pioneer Day Pageant - "Runways of New York" is the theme of the pageant. 7:00pm. Held in conjunction with the annual Pioneer Days Celebration.

Address: Crystal Theater, 401 W. Broadway , Okemah, Oklahoma
Ph: 918-623-1201 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: okemah@okemah.org
Web: www.okemah.org

22 Pioneer Days Celebration - LAST SATURDAY - Annual activities include a carnival, parade, street dance, live entertainment, games and contests. Several groups in town offer a variety of entertainment, including a gospel singing in the Farmers Market Thursday night, a Talent show at Crystal Theater on Saturday night, a golf tournament, and a Beauty Pageant the weekend prior to Pioneer Day. In addition there are always numerous reunions, a horseshoe tournament in Noble Park, and the annual the Hall of Fame Banquet sponsored by the Okemah Chamber of Commerce. There is always plenty of food and activities for all. Everyone is encouraged to get involved and have fun!

Come browse through the many arts and crafts booths located on the downtown sidewalks on Saturday. You're sure to find something to delight your taste buds among the large variety of foods available on Pioneer Day. Food vendors are located in the Farmers Market on Main Street.

Applications for Arts & Crafts Booths or for Food Vendor Booths are available at the Chamber of Commerce. Pioneer Day is a great opportunity for churches and civic groups to have a fundraiser. Anyone planning to have a booth needs to contact the Chamber of Commerce for rates and locations.

If you are interested in entering a float in the parade, please register with the Chamber. Anyone interested in riding in the parade or participating in any way should contact the Chamber.

Address: Okemah Roundup Arena just north of I-40 in Okemah, Ok , Okemah, Oklahoma
Ph: 918-623-2440 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: okemah@okemah.org
Web: www.okemah.org

22 Okemah Pioneer Days Rodeo - Held during the annual Okemah Pioneer Days festival.

Address: Okemah Roundup Club Arena , Okemah, Oklahoma
Ph: 918-652-5387 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: martinmoby73@hotmail.com
Fee: $8.00

May

14 Annual Relay for Life - Sponsored by the American Cancer Society. 7:00pm.

Ph: 918-623-9005 (Always call and confirm events)

June

27 Jazz Under the Stars - This event will be a blast!

Ph: 918-623-2440 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: okemah@okemah.org

17 Bull Buckout - Open competition.

Address: Okemah Roundup Club Arena , Okemah, Oklahoma
Ph: 918-652-5387 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: martinmoby73@hotmail.com
Fee: $8.00

July

5 - 9OK0408021e006 - Okemah Annual Woody Guthrie Festival -

The official Festival "kick off" will be Wednesday with the
Annual Woody Guthrie Festival featuring an incredible lineup of folk legends. Other festival events on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and
Sunday include live entertainment, childrens activities, arts & crafts, food vendors, and Festival memorabilia.

Please bring blankets and lawn chairs - no ice chests please. Food and drink vendors will be available.
PLEASE NOTE: Although the festival is completely free, there will be
a small fee for parking to help offset the great expense of hosting such a
festival.

Woody would have loved this place!

Late night Jammin' - Last year's receptions were perhaps the biggest hit of the entire festival. Held at Okemah's Brick Street Cafe, the receptions began following the performances on the main festival stage. Sometimes not even starting until after midnight, most of the mainstage performers joined together and rocked out 'til the wee hours of the morning. Where else can you hear, Ellis Paul, Jimmy LaFave, Joel Rafael and Kevin Welch making up verses to Dylan's Rainy Day Women after singing all the ones Dylan wrote? Where else can you hear Don Conoscenti showing his blues roots as he jams to "Sweet Home Chicago"?

Only 250 tickets will be sold each night, with proceeds going to help offset the cost of producing the festival. But trust us, it's worth it. Last year's receptions were sold out, so make plans now to get your tickets early. Tickets are Only $10 each and are available by sending a check or money order, along with a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope to:

The Woody Guthrie Coalition
ATTN: LATE NIGHT RECEPTIONS
P.O. Box 661
Okemah, Oklahoma 74859

Don't worry about getting lost. There will be plenty of signs and a great VISITORS CENTER located as you get off of I-40. The stage will be situated under the giant white water tower that reads, Okemah Industrial Park. You can't miss it.

Ph: 918-623-2440 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: okemah@okemah.org
Web: www.woodyguthrie.com

August

11 - 12 Okfuskee County Fair Rodeo - 8:00pm.

Address: Okemah Roundup Club arena , Okemah, Oklahoma
Ph: 918-623-2440 (Always call and confirm events)

19 Okemah Roundup Club Open Rodeo - Address: Okemah Roundup Club Arena , Okemah, Oklahoma
Ph: 918-652-5387 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: martinmoby73@hotmail.com
Fee: $8.00

September

19 Customer Appreciation Day & Chili Cookoff - A great day of fun. Enter the Chili Cook Off! You might win!

Ph: 918-623-2440 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: okemah@okemah.org

2 - 4 Okfuskee County Fair - Ph: 918-623-0641 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: oces.okstate.edu/okfuskee

November

28 Okfuskee Co. Pecan/Peanut Show - First weekend.

Ph: 918-623-2440 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.okemah.org

December

25 Christmas Kick Off -

Ph: 918-623-2440 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.okemah.org

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Territory Town Museum

Walk along the boardwalk in Territory Town and look into the store fronts of the old western town. The museum exhibits include Civil War relics, Wells Fargo items, Indian artifacts, western memorabilia, and souvenirs.

Okemah, OK Museums

Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie was born in Okemah, Oklahoma on July 14, 1912

Okemah, OK Famous People

Okemah Public Library

The Okemah Public Library is located in a historic rock building constructed with the aid of WPA funds. Enjoying a scenic view of Okemah's Noble Park, it is within a block of the Okemah Middle School.

Okemah, OK Historic Buildings

Veteran's Memorial

The Veteran's Memorial honors those who served the United States of America in all wars with engraved emblems of the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps.

Okemah, OK Memorials


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