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Upcoming Events in Vinita Oklahoma


March

23 Craig County Spring Livestock Show - This annual event includes youth from Craig County competing with their show steer, hogs, and sheep. Educational seminars and demonstrations will be held throughout the day. Attendees will have the opportunity to register for door prizes. 9am - 5pm.

Address: Craig County Fairgrounds , Vinita, Oklahoma
Ph: 918-256-7133 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamber@vinita.com
Web: www.vinita.com

May

4 Citywide Garage Sale - Ph: 918-256-7133 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.vinita.com

13 The Carson & Barnes Circus in Vinita - The Carson & Barnes Circus is The World’s Biggest Big Top Show with two hours of fun, excitement and pageantry for children of all ages! See elephants, horses, ponies and dogs perform amazing tricks in the center ring. Be amazed and thrilled by our extraordinary artists from around the world as they entertain you with their death defying feats and exquisite artistry!

This is the circus you remember from your childhood. Every seat is just feet from the action! Come early, the Midway opens one hour before showtime with a Free Petting Zoo, plus Elephant and Camel rides.

Address: Craig County Fairgrounds , Vinita, Oklahoma
Ph: 918-256-7133 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.vinita.com/

June

25 - 26 Annual Spring Fly-In - This annual event will feature powered parachutes, aircrafts, introductory flights, games and contest. Concessions and restrooms will be available. Sat-Sun Sun up to Sun Down.

Address: Airport , Vinita, Oklahoma
Ph: 918-256-7133 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamber@vinita.com
Web: www.vinita.com
Fee: Free

31 The Chamber Classic Golf Tournament - This event is hosted by the Vinita Area Chamber of Commerce and held at the Grand Cherokee Golf Course. Team Applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce office. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Ph: 918-256-7133 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.vinita.com

1OK0303053e011 - Vinita World's Largest Calf Fry Festival - The event includes arts & crafts display, children's games and activities, cowboy games, food booths, calf-fry cooking contests with celebrity judges, live entertainment, horseshoe competition and plenty of fun. This annual event is held at the Craig County Fairgrounds and is sponsored by the Vinita Area Chamber of Commerce. Gates open at 9:00 a.m.

Ph: 918-256-7133 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamber@vinita.com
Web: www.vinita.com

1 Heartsworth House Craft Show - Benefits Alzheimer's Foundation of America.

9am to 5 pm.

Address: 821 N. Foreman Street , Vinita, Oklahoma
Ph: Pam Wolfe (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 918-256-7857
Email: pam.wolfe@sjmc.org
Fee: Free Admission

14 - 15OK0303053e008 - Vinita Rt 66 Festival and Car Show - Join us again in downtown Vinita, Oklahoma on Friday for Downtown Block Party in front of the historic Vinita Hotel and Oklahoma State Bank parking lot for Music, Food Trucks and Kids Inflatables. Then Saturday, continue the fun at the Annual Vinita Route 66 Festival! The festival will include a Car Show, Big Truck and Tractor Show, Inflatable Park, live music, shopping specials at our local merchants, a wide-variety of vendors, and more! We're sure you'll enjoy your time in Oklahoma's second-oldest town, part of the Cherokee Nation, and once home to Cyrus Stephens Avery the "Father of Rt. 66". History, shopping, food, and fun. We hope to see you on the Mother Road!

Ph: 918-256-7133 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.vinita.com

15 Juneteenth Celebration - Vinita's Juneteenth Celebration will begin at 12 noon to 10PM. There will be vendors, Food, Children Arts and Crafts, hourly local talent, History re-enactment of the Underground Railroad, Health Information Booths and a Gospel Music Celebration.There will be something for everyone.

Address: Attucks Park at the Corner of Third and E. Delaware , Vinita, Oklahoma
Ph: 918-323-0568 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 918-256-4194
Email: downingk@vinitahornets.com
Web: www.vinitahornets.com
Fee: Free

29 Bob McSpadden Annual Fireworks Show - A myriad of colorful fireworks will be launched to into the night sky. In a blaze of light and sound, spectators will enjoy a care-fully orchestrated display. Additional activities all day, food, beverages will be available from festival vendors.

Address: Vinita Hornets Memorial Stadium , Vinita, Oklahoma
Ph: 918-784-2382 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.vinita.com

July

27 - 3 Craig County Free Fair - The fair includes exhibits, livestock show, children's games and nightly events. This event is held at the Craig County Fairgrounds and is hosted by the Craig County Free Fair Board.

Ph: 918-256-7133 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: oces.okstate.edu/craig

August

28OK0303053e009 - Vinita Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo Parade - The parade begins at 11:00 a.m.. The parade is held in Downtown Vinita. It is hosted by the American Legion Post and the Vinita Area Chamber of Commerce.

Ph: 918-256-7133 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.vinita.com/rodeo

28 - 31OK0303053e010 - Vinita Annual Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo - Vinita hosts the annual - Original -Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo, a 4 day event where you'll see World Champion Cowboys compete for $50,000.00 in cash prizes at 7 big events.

  • Bareback Bronco Riding
  • Calf Roping
  • Girl's Barrel Racing
  • Steer Wrestling
  • Saddle Bronco Riding
  • Bull Riding
  • Steer
    Roping
  • ----plus--CLOWNS & Specialty Acts.

The rodeo in Vinita was first suggested by Will Rogers in 1934, when he told his Vinita friends, "Have a rodeo here next year and I'll come back." He returned that fall for the old-timers parade but was killed in a plane crash later in the year. In 1935 it was decided the rodeo would be held as a memorial to Will.

Since that year it has become one of the outstanding rodeos in the entire southwest. Vinita's American Legion Post 40, sponsor of the annual rodeo since its inception in 1935, has spared no expense in making it great. The large purse, $50,000.00 or more, attracts the top cowboy champions of the nation, and 59 years of producing the rodeo have given the sponsors the know-how which makes show perennially one of the nations best.

Ph: 918-256-7133 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.vinita.com/rodeo
Fee: Tickets are available in advance or at the door.

28 All Settlers' Day - Immediately following the Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo Parade, all the gang will meet out at Cowboy Junction. Lunch can be purchased at the Chuck Wagon Restaurant. Live music and drawings for lots of prizes will start after 1PM. This get-together provides a place to cool off and enjoy old friends and be entertained. See you there.

Ph: 918-256-7133 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamber@vinita.com
Web: www.vinita.com

September

OK0303053e012 - Vinita Battle of Cabin Creek Reenactment - TRIENIAL 2019 - Imagine yourself and your family going back in time to 1864, sitting at a stage station located in Oklahoma's Indian Territory on Cabin Creek. A church, stage station, hospital and stockade buildings are clustered along a busy military road connecting Fort Scott, Kansas to Fort Gibson, with supply wagons bringing settlers and goods into the territory. That vision becomes a reality every third year since 1992 at a little community south of Vinita.

A variety of events are always scheduled for the Cabin Creek Reenactment weekend. Authentic camps will be set up, representing Union and Confederate forces of the 1860s at the camp site area. The camps are open to the public, with the opportunity to visit with re-enactors and hear their stories. A generic battle scenario for all United States and Confederate State soldiers will be staged Saturday afternoon, plus numerous other events. The historic battle will begin at 1:00 p.m..

Camps will be open to the public again on Sunday morning, with church services at 10:30 a.m..

Camping facilities, ample parking and concessions will be available.

Ph: 918-256-7133 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.vinita.com
For information on attending this historic event, contact organizers by writing: Battle of Cabin Creek, P.O. Box 882 Vinita, OK 74301 Take I-44 (Will Rogers Turnpike) to Vinita, Oklahoma exit. Turn right after paying toll and go to downtown area to first stop light (next to McDonalds). Continue on U.S. Highway 60 to edge of town and look for 4400 road - turn left. Take road 4400 to road 350 - turn left. Battlefield Re-Enactment & Memorial sites will be on the left side of the road.

16 - 19 Big Country Weekend - This annual event kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Rodeo Grounds. This highly anticipated event is the perfect close to one fabulously fun weekend.

This bull riding competition has become a tradition in Vinita, OK. For more than a decade we have been a part of the annual calf fry event held every year in September. The event is now a PBR sanctioned event and is sponsored by Grand Lake Casino.

Address: American Legion Rodeo Grounds , Vinita, Oklahoma
Ph: 918- 256-7133 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.bigcountryweekend.com/bull_chute_out

October

25 - 30 Watch Fire - Watch Fire will entail a mobile memorial which includes a "Half Wall" honoring our soldiers who served our country as well as 1 of the 34 "tiger cages" which held our soldiers/P.O.W.M.I.A captive by the enemies in Vietnam will be available to view. Shadow Walkers will also be present as well as many other events. We would like to invite all Veterans to attend as well as their families and the community to be a part and show your support and appreciation to our retired and active military during this time. The event will be held at the Craig County Fair Grounds in Vinita,Ok.

Address: Carig County Fair Grounds-Vinita,Ok. , Vinita, Oklahoma
Ph: 918-277-0916 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tinkeramanda@ymail.com
Fee: Free

5OK0303053e013 - Vinita Oktoberfest - Activities include, live entertainment, great food and arts & craft booths. This event is sponsored by the Holy Ghost Catholic Church and held on the Church grounds each fall.

Ph: 918-256-2281 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.vinita.com

November

3 Christmas Open House - Vinita Merchants welcome visitors with warm apple cider, cookies and great Christmas buys.

Ph: 918-256-7133 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamber@vinita.com
Web: www.vinita.com

9 Heartsworth House Craft Show - 2nd Annual Craft Show
9am to 3pm

Address: 821 N. Foreman Street, Vinita, OK 74301 , Vinita, Oklahoma
Ph: 918-256-7856 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 918-256-7857
Email: pqm.wolfe@sjmc.org
Fee: Free

December

5 Christmas Parade - Sponsored by the Vinita Area Chamber of Commerce Retail Trades Committee the annual parade of lights is a winter favorite. The parade begins at 7:00 p.m. in Downtown Vinita. And don't forget to see Santa after the parade at the Vinnie Ream Cultural Center.

Ph: 918-256-7133 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.vinita.com

Attractions and Upcoming Events

The Battle of Cabin Creek

Although Vinita wasn't founded until 1871, there was a great number of settlers in the area before then. Not far from Vinita, Cabin Creek, was the site of two Civil War battles. The first battle fought in early July of 1863, crediting the Buffalo Soldiers resulted in a Union victory. In 1864

Vinita, OK Battlesites

Vinita Public Library

Vinita Public Library offers many services throughout the year. Bestsellers fly onto our shelves as soon as they're released. Large print titles, popular paperbacks, audio books and videos are available in great variety. Youngsters enjoy our annual Summer Reading Program and the best in children'

Vinita, OK Libraries

Eastern Trails Museum

Anyone interested in learning more about Vinita'

Vinita, OK Museums

Little Cabin Pecan Company

Little Cabin Pecan Company is located just east of Vinita, Oklahoma on U.S. Highways 60, 69 and Historic Route 66. We're on the road to beautiful Grand Lake in northeast Oklahoma.

Vinita, OK Venues

Historic Homes Tour

There are 38 recognized pre-statehood and early statehood era homes in Vinita. Self-guided walking tours and maps with narratives on the homes are available at the Eastern Trails Museum and the Vinita Chamber of Commerce. Listed below are a few examples.

223 S. Smith Vinita, OK Tours


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