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Upcoming Events in Broken Bow Oklahoma


March

24 ESPN Bass Master with Local Anglers - You, as a member of BASS, now have a chance to put your fishing skills up against other anglers just like you - and win big-time prizes just like the pros.

This new and exciting tournament series from BASS gives you the opportunity to win serious money at a lake near you. No extensive travel. No significant time commitments. And no major expenses required.

You can fish in either the boater or the non-boater division. Each tournatment will include up to 200 boaters and 200 non-boaters. Registration will be held on Saturdays, with fishing and weigh-ins on Sundays. The top 40 finishers in each individual division event will win cash. First place in the boater division will pocket $6,000 (full field) and the top non-boater will take home $3,000 (full field).

But wait, there's more! While the cash and competition are tempting, the crown jewel for all boaters will be an opportunity to land a spot in the CITGO Bassmaster Classic presented by Busch Beer. And that lucky BASS member could be you!

Address: Beaver's Bend Marina on Broken Bow Lake , Broken Bow, Oklahoma
Ph: 888-227-7899 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@beaversbendmarina.com
Web: www.bassmasters.com
Fee: Online entry fees: $200 for boaters, $100 for non-boaters

May

3 - 4 Rooster Days - Rock out at the 84th annual Rooster Days Festival, Oklahoma’s longest continuous running festival, in Broken Arrow May 8-9, 2015. Experience all the traditional festival fanfare you’ve come to expect from this longstanding tradition and so much more. Check back soon for live entertainment lineups, Miss Rooster Days contest details, news and announcements about Oklahoma’s oldest festival.

Web: http://roosterdays.com/

11 Cool Cars & Crazy Cones - Featuring pre-1973 car displays, games for the kids, hula-hoop and dance contests for all ages, lots of food, sno-cones, a "Mighty Midget Kar Race," lots of cash prizes, and a street dance. 6:30-9:30pm. Third Saturday.

Address: Main Street , Broken Bow, Oklahoma
Ph: 580-584-2440 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: bbmain@pine-net.com
Web: www.brokenbowchamber.com
Fee: Free

11 Music MAYnia & More - The Broken Bow Theatrical Society will present the first ever Music MAYnia and More festival from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the amphitheater at Beavers Bend State Park. A variety of the arts will be represented through live music, theater and art. During the all day festival, bands, solo acts, and actors will perform on the amphitheater stage. The special guests will be the Ladies of the Salty Kiss, a Renaissance comedy troupe with a pirate twist. During the day the ladies will be showcasing a living history pirate camp for visitors to explore. Artists from around the state will showcase their original artwork plus there will be demonstrations of Celtic calligraphy. Storytellers will be on hand to tell humorous stories from long ago. And what is a festival without a dance troupe? Celtic/Irish dancers will perform as well. The day is full of something to interest everyone in the family. Bring your lawn chairs and get ready for a celebration of the arts. Jay Lindly from KKBI will host the event. Food vendors will be available. For more information call or visit our website.

Address: Beavers Bend State Park (5 miles north of Broken Bow) , Broken Bow, Oklahoma
Ph: 580-306-0603 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 580-494-6133
Email: shara@pine-net.com
Web: www.brokenbowtheatricalsociety.com
Fee: Free Admission and Parking

June

6 - 9 Owa-Chito Art Show - Art and Photography Show held during the Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest.

Address: Beavers Bend Park Forest Heritage Center , Broken Bow, Oklahoma
Ph: 580-494-6497 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.beaversbend.com/events.html

13 - 16OK0105002e003 - Broken Bow Annual Kiamichi Owa Chito Festival of the Forest - The Owa Chito Festival of the Forest is held annually the third weekend in June at the Beavers Bend Resort Park. The festival features such competitions as the naming of the "Bull of the Woods" lumberjack, turkey calling and canoe racing, as well as children's games and art show.

The three day festival also attracts top-name musical entertainers performing on stage at the Riverfront Amphitheater. Past festival performers have featured such well-known singing artists as Vince Gill, Reba McIntire, Hoyt Axton, and John Anderson.

Address: Beavers Bend State Park , Broken Bow, Oklahoma
Ph: 580-584-3393 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: bchamber@pine-net.com
Web: www.brokenbowchamber.com
Fee: Free. Parking Passes are on sale now at the Chamber office - $20 in advance, $25 at the gate.

August

27 National Marina Day - Live Band from Dallas, Texas.

Ph: 580-494-6455 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@beaversbendmarina.com
Web: www.beaversbendmarina.com

8 - 9 Jaycees Rodeo & Parade - Ph: 580-584-2183 (Always call and confirm events)

October

19 Safe-N-Sane Halloween - Ph: 580-584-2440 (Always call and confirm events)

November

8 - 10OK0105002e005 - Broken Bow Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show - The Forest Heritage Center Museum will host one of Oklahoma’s most popular autumn events November 14th, 15th and 16th, 2014. The 21st annual Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show brings about 17,000 visitors to southeastern Oklahoma each year, just in time for the beautiful fall colors.

The festival is a showcase for turn-of-the-century arts and crafts. This year almost 70 exhibitors and vendors will feature crafts and skills like candle making, woodturning, lye soap making, knife making and quilting. Herbalists will share their knowledge, instrument makers will exhibit their work, and quilters will show their best.

The courtyard of the Forest Heritage Center is a haven for the children. Storytellers spin their yarns and the petting zoo offers up-close and personal encounters with furry critters. The children’s activity area will offer kids the opportunity to create a puppet show with their imagination and their own handmade paper puppets.

The twang of banjos, the wail of the fiddles and the ring of the dulcimer strings accompany all this. Four of the country’s best folk musicians will be featured on an outdoor stage throughout the three-day festival. There will be free Mountain Dulcimer workshops offered each day in the courtyard. Folks are invited to bring their own dulcimers or try their hand on the dulcimers provided by instructors Keith and Darlene Vanderbosch.

The always-outstanding food at the Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show takes a sweet turn this year. Food vendors are offering pork-o-bobs, patty melts, chicken tacos, as well as smoked turkey legs and paninis. Back by popular demand are Indian tacos, cowboy tacos, and burgers. Long-time Festival favorites like kettle korn, caramel apples and funnel cakes will also tempt visitors. Wash it all down with fresh apple cider or old-time root beer. The festival is a food-lovers paradise!

Mother Nature should be providing quite a show of her own during the weekend. Fall colors should be peaking and park guests can also enjoy the scheduled Beavers Bend State Park activities, like nature center programs, hayrides and train rides.

The Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show is made possible by Oklahoma Forestry Services, the Forest Heritage Center Advisory Board and staff, Oklahoma Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the McCurtain County Tourism Authority, Oklahoma Humanities Council and the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department. Festival hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

For more info, please contact:
Forest Heritage Center at (580) 494-6497 or fhc@beaversbend.com

Address: Beavers Bend Resort Park , Broken Bow, Oklahoma
Ph: 580-494-6497 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: fhc@beaversbend.com
Web: www.forestry.ok.gov/folk-festival
Fee: Free

December

23 - 24 Main Street Arts & Crafts Festival -

Ph: 580-584-2440 (Always call and confirm events)

23 McCurtain County Christmas Parade - 1st Saturday in December.

Ph: 580-584-3393 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: bchamber@pine-net.com

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Forest Heritage Center

The Forest Heritage Center is located in beautiful Beavers Bend Resort Park, a short drive north of Broken Bow. The museum describes the evolution of southeastern Oklahoma forests told through a series of dramatic dioramas. Exhibits include the Forest Art Gallery, chainsaw carvings, a 100

Broken Bow, OK Nature Centers

Cedar Creek Golf Course

It is the kind of golf course one would imagine finding in a pristine, pine-laden wilderness. And, in fact, the 18 holes that constitute Cedar Creek Golf Course were literally carved out of the wilds (the golf course abuts the McCurtain County Wilderness Area)

Broken Bow, OK Golf Courses

Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area

White-tailed deer, eastern wild turkey, yellow-breasted chat, screech owl, eastern diamond-backed rattlesnake, gray tree frog. What do these species have in common?

Broken Bow, OK Wildlife Refuges

Wheelock Church

The old rock Wheelock church is the oldest church building in Oklahoma, built in 1846. Across the road is a cemetery, the final resting place of reverend Alfred Wright, physician and missionary to the Choctaw Indians who translated the New Testament and many other books into their native language.

Broken Bow, OK Historic Churches

Wildlife Museum

Come into the great outdoors! See and hear elk bugling on a crisp fall morning, wolves howling in a snowy arctic scene. Finally see the fish that live in the legendary Fluecy Creek. These and other wildlife dioramas are designed to educate and entertain all age groups.

Broken Bow, OK Museums

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