CALENDAR

Aug
3
Fri
AQHYA WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER HORSE SHOW @ Oklahoma State Fairgrounds
Aug 3 – Aug 12 all-day

The AQHYA World Youth Championship Quarter Horse Show arrives in Oklahoma City. This is one of the top youth events in the country. Witness as more than 1,200 horses from all 50 states and half a dozen countries compete in several equestrian events including cutting, reining, jumping and much more. The event also boasts a free trade show complete with more than 60 vendors including equestrian products, home decor and the latest in fashion. Visit www.aqha.com/youthworld for additional information.

Aug
9
Thu
RUSH SPRINGS WATERMELON FESTIVAL & RODEO @ Jeff Davis Park
Aug 9 – Aug 11 all-day

Held each year on the second Saturday in August, the Rush Springs Watermelon Festival celebrates the local crop of watermelons with watermelon-themed activities, carnival rides and plenty of old-fashioned, family friendly entertainment for all. The Rush Springs Watermelon Festival, held continuously since 1948, has grown to become one of the most popular festivals in Oklahoma, attracting over 20,000 visitors each year and serving upwards of 50,000 pounds of juicy, ripe melon to festival-goers.

Aug
10
Fri
FIRELAKE FIREFLIGHT BALLOON FESTIVAL @ Citizen Potawatomi Nation Powwow Grounds
Aug 10 – Aug 11 all-day

Watch the Shawnee skyline transform into a mix of bright, brilliant colors as hot air balloons launch from the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Powwow Grounds. During the FireLake Balloon Festival, visitors can embark on a scenic balloon ride in one of 30 balloons on site.

Aug
11
Sat
BEATS & BITES FESTIVAL @ Riverwind Casino
Aug 11 all-day

Feast on delicious entrees and snacks from various food trucks at Riverwind Casino’s Beats & Bites music and food truck festival. Try a taco from Big Truck Tacos or slather on the barbecue sauce at The Flying Pig BBQ. Take a bit of Cajun food from the La Gumbo Ya Ya truck, and treat your tastebuds to sweet bites at St. Paddy Cakes. Visit www.riverwind.com for more information.

WILL ROGERS & WILEY POST FLY-IN @ Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch
Aug 11 all-day

Come watch more than 100 small aircraft fly-in and land on the 2,000-ft grass airstrip on the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, located just east of Oologah and bordering Oologah Lake. This event celebrates Will Rogers and Wiley Post’s many contributions to aviation. Bring your own lawn chairs, talk to the pilots and see their planes up close. Other attractions include children’s activities like a petting zoo and giant inflatables, a Cherokee storyteller, a classic car show, food vendors and free tours of the Will Rogers Birthplace home and Amish barn.

Aug
15
Wed
AMERICAN INDIAN EXPO @ Caddo County Fairgrounds
Aug 15 – Aug 18 all-day

Anadarko’s annual American Indian Expo showcases the arts, crafts and traditions of 13 plains Indian tribes. This event also features one of the largest American Indian parades in Oklahoma. Long championed as the first and only all-Indian operated cultural event of its kind, the American Indian Expo has garnered a wide variety of notoriety and acclaim over the years. For additional information, call 405-638-2128.

SOLA SALE @ Sola Livestock Market
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am

Come on out every Wednesday at 9 a.m., where we will be selling calves, yearlings, bulls, pairs and cows. For additional information, visit www.solallc.com or call 580-436-5033.

Aug
17
Fri
BLANCHARD BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL @ Lions Park
Aug 17 – Aug 18 all-day

There’s fun for the whole family as over ten of the best bluegrass bands in Oklahoma perform at the annual Blanchard Bluegrass Festival in Lions Park. The event kicks off at 6pm Friday night with gospel music, while Saturday features a full day of bluegrass music, workshops and jam sessions. Bring a lawn chair and listen to great bands play the day away. Food vendors will also be on-hand during this free event offering snow cones, barbecue and tacos. For more information, call 405-485-9392.

Aug
22
Wed
McAlester Union Stockyard Special Sale @ McAlester Stockyards
Aug 22 all-day
SOLA SALE @ Sola Livestock Market
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am

Come on out every Wednesday at 9 a.m., where we will be selling calves, yearlings, bulls, pairs and cows. For additional information, visit www.solallc.com or call 580-436-5033.