Okeene, Oklahoma

Upcoming Events in Okeene Oklahoma


23 - 25OK0603027e001 - Okeene Okeene Rattlesnake Round-Up - First Week of May - Snake hunting is a long standing tradition in Okeene. The residents here have hunted for generations. The hunt was originally started in 1939 to remove the venomous reptiles to protect cattle and overall safety. Orville Von Gulker was the man who decided to turn the spring ritual into an annual competition, thereby giving birth to our hunt. The largest of these captured snakes are entered into our yearly competition, the Okeene Rattlesnake Hunt. Okeene is home to the first and original rattlesnake hunt. In 2013, Okeene will be celebrating its 74th hunt. The Okeene Rattlesnake Hunt has been widely recognized by several magazines, news outlets, and documentaries from around the world. Every year finds a variety of new film crews, reporters, and photographers that travel from near and far to witness and participate in the event. In addition to braggin' rights and a cash prize for winning the hunt, our event features live snake exhibitions and demonstrations. There's a variety of rattlesnake souveneirs and fried rattlesnake is even on the menu. An entire festival surrounds the event with a carnival, food and shopping vendors, live music, and a variety of entertainment options suited for the entire family to enjoy. Be a part of Oklahoma tradition and join us at the Annual Okeene Rattlesnake Hunt!

Address: Highway 51 and South Philips Street, Okeene Oklahoma 73763 , Okeene, Oklahoma
Ph: 580-822-3101 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 580-822-3101


2 Fourth of July - Ph: 580-822-3005 (Always call and confirm events)


30 - 31 Whea-Esta Celebration - .....bidding summer goodbye and welcoming fall, Whea Esta has long brought the community together for a celebration of Okeene's harvest. Enjoy the quaint community of Okeene by participating in the Wheat Walk, entering an exhibit, play fun water games or spit some watermelon seeds. This is the first year to include a BBQ Cook-off with fantastic prizes. The children can enjoy the petting zoo, jump on the inflatable Moonwalk and slide or learn something new from our variety of demonstrations: Smoothies in a bag, Bread making, Tortillas making or pickling. The Ag Boosters put on an excellent Indian Taco dinner just before our Whea Esta pageant on Saturday night where we will crown our new Whea Esta Queen for the coming year.

Address: Okeene High School E. Broadway , Okeene, Oklahoma
Ph: 580-822-3005 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free


Christmas Open House - Ph: 580-822-3005 (Always call and confirm events)

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Okeene Rattlesnake Round-Up

The Okeene Rattlesnake Round-Up is listed in the Worldwide Brochures Travel Dictionary as home of "THE Original Rattlesnake Hunt". People from all over the world have come to visit us. We are looking forward to seeing YOU the first week in May!

Okeene, OK Festivals

Roman Nose State Park

Nestled in a magnificent canyon, embraced by crimson shale bluffs and milky gypsum hills, Roman Nose was once a favorite retreat of the Cheyenne Indians. And no wonder, The Spring of Everlasting Waters gurgles forth from subterranean rivers at the rate of 600

Okeene, OK Recreation

Okeene Mill

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places is the Okeene Mill, which was built in 1901, with a storage capacity of 16,000 bushels of wheat and production of 20,000

Okeene, OK National Register

Okeene Golf Club

Course Access: Public
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1

Okeene, OK Golf Courses

Things to do near Okeene, OK

Glass Mountains

Scenic area; picnic tables & information kiosk. ...

Great Salt Plains Trails

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