Watonga Cheese Festival and Arts Show

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Watonga Cheese Festival and Arts Show

Held the second weekend in October, the Watonga Cheese Festival and Arts Show is the biggest shin-dig of the year in Watonga. Events include a cheese tasting line and a cheese food contest, a huge quilt show, a quality art show, classic car show, many tents of crafters, lots of fun on the sidewalks of downtown Watonga with artsy demonstrations and amusements for children and live 'on stage' entertainment for all. The big parade will be Saturday at noon with all the things that you love about a parade: bands, floats, clowns, horses, bagpipes, Shriners, Indian dancers and even a few politicians!

Conceived in 1976 as a combination art show and food contest (with cheese as the star), the festival now requires 300 volunteers working year-round to make it happen. Since Watonga has the only cheese factory in Oklahoma, this was an ideal situation for one of the premiere festivals in Oklahoma.

The food contest remains a big draw. Line up in The Cheese Tasting Line. Swiss cheese, cheddar cheese, hot pepper cheese, cheese dips and cheese balls will be offered. The cheese fudge is always a big hit. Cheese recipes for what is in the tasting line are available. Cookbooks with recipes of the past Cheese Food Contest winners are for sale.

The Festival hours are 9 am to 6 pm the second Friday and Saturday in October.

For a free brochure and visitors packet, call the Watonga Chamber of Commerce

Watonga Cheese Festival and Arts Show

Address : Downtown Watonga OK
Phone : 580-623-5452   (Always call and confirm events.)
Fax : 580-623-5444

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Admission Fee : $5.00


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Watonga Floral and Antique Mall - 1892

Built before the turn of the century this building was purchased in 1892. In 1917 it became a clothing store and remained a clothing store until 1970. It then became a well-known drug store. The same person owned 104 & 106 W. Main since 1951. It continued as a drug store until sometime in the 1980'

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Armory Building

The Armory Building was built in 1936 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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T. B. Ferguson Mansion Museum

The Ferguson Mansion was built in 1907 and is open for tours of its period furnishings and historic memorabilia. T.B. Ferguson, appointed Oklahoma's sixth territorial governor by President Theodore Roosevelt, is best remembered for his efforts to turn Oklahoma Territory into Oklahoma the State. <

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Ferguson Chapel

Reverend G.V. Albertson joined the great race into what is now Blaine County and staked a lot for the Presbyterian Church in Watonga. In December of 1901 eleven members met to organize a Presbyterian Church. The cost to build the church was $1,387.99. Wages were paid to workers on the church were $2

Watonga, OK Historic Churches

Barbara's - 1892

The first owner purchased this building from the US Government in 1892. According to a local historian the owner accumulated a lot of property in and around Watonga. This property has been under the same ownership as 104 W. Main since 1951. Seven couples have owned this property from 1892 to date.

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