Arnett, Oklahoma

Arnett, Oklahoma

The historical Ellis County Courthouse and adjacent log cabin mark Arnett as the county seat.

Hunting enthusiasts flock to Arnett each spring and fall for the Field Dog trials; while in May, quilt lovers enjoy the Handihome Club Quilt Show.

July's heat also means a time of fun and celebration for friends, old and new. Fun Day in the Park includes hot dogs, games and fireworks. The third Sunday marks the Old Settler's Day County Reunion, where descendants of early-day settlers meet for a potluck dinner, entertainment and catching up with the latest news. A three-day Canadian Trail Ride precedes this annual event.

September brings the American Legion Rodeo, with events such as team roping, barbecue, parade and mutton bustin' for youngsters eight and under. Shortly thereafter, a week-long Community-Wide Revival is held in the park, Kiwanis Kids' Day, also in September, features a parade and games fro the kids. Ellis County Love of Freedom Day festivities are held in November.

The courthouse square lights up with brilliant displays during the Christmas Lighting and Santa Claus Day in December.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Ellis County Courthouse

Built in 1912, the historic Ellis County Courthouse stands in the center of the Courthouse Square in Arnett. Just south of the Courthouse stands the old jail and an historic log cabin that is stilll in use today by the local Boy Scouts.

Arnett, OK Historic Courthouses

Log Cabin

The two-story log cabin now located just south of the Ellis County Courthouse on the Courthouse lawn, built of cedar logs was originally built in Ellis County near where Joe Pyle Canyon and Spring Canyon intersect. Tom Black built the cabin in 1893

Arnett, OK Pioneer History

Lake Vincent/ Ellis County Wildlife Management Are

Lake Vincent offers 160 acres of fishing, hunting, boating and primitive camping. A boat ramp and restrooms are available.

Arnett, OK Recreation

Things to do near Arnett, OK