CALENDAR

May
21
Tue
Bison Exhibit at Chisholm Trail @ Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
May 21 – Jul 28 all-day

Ancient. Massive. Wild. This nationally touring exhibit explores the significance of the bison from pre-history, to their relationship with the plains indians, near extinction and current iconic status. Families and small groups are always welcome at Chisholm Trail. Education programming available.

Jul
21
Sun
Arabian Youth Nationals @ Oklahoma State Fair Park
Jul 21 – Jul 27 all-day

The Youth National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show, held annually at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds, is one of the most prestigious Arabian horse shows in North America. Held in the Jim Norick Arena, this week-long show will feature Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses, as well as both amateur and professional riders.

Young riders and handlers will compete in several events including halter, working cow, cutting, sidesaddle, driving and English, reigning and much more. Visit Oklahoma City for this exciting event and browse tons of vendors, check out elaborate barn decorations and view the magnificent animals up close and personal.

Jul
24
Wed
SOLA SALE @ Sola Livestock Market
Jul 24 @ 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.

Jul
26
Fri
Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show @ Pawnee Bill Ranch
Jul 26 – Jul 27 all-day

Saddle up for an authentic, immersive recreation of Pawnee Bill’s original Wild West Show this summer. For two evenings, the historic Pawnee Bill Ranch will transport guests back to the Old West to witness trick roping, trick shooting, trick riding, cowboy songs and more.

See a cast donning Western wear assemble in downtown Pawnee for a parade on Friday evening. Follow these cowhands and outlaws to the ranch, just as generations past followed the show from railroad unloading sites to the arenas. At the ranch, gear up for entertainment featuring cowboys, American Indians, chariot races, trick riders, musicians and much more.

View historically-accurate demonstrations in blacksmithing, flint knapping, gunfighting and sharp shooting. You can also see a medicine man show and listen to music from local artists on the ranch grounds. Make sure to fill up on a Western-style meal served in the big barn before each Wild West Show.

Don’t miss your chance to relive the original Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show that toured the country and amazed spectators over 90 years ago.

Jul
30
Tue
Managing Crop Load for Improved Production @ Noble Research Institute. McMillan Farm.
Jul 30 all-day
REGISTRATION FEE

There is no registration fee for this event. Registration closes five business days before the event.

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Alternate bearing in pecans leads to problems associated with consistent production, quality and pricing. Proper pecan management can reduce the tendency for tree production to change drastically each year. By using fruit thinning, you can better manage for consistent, high quality pecans and help maintain crop and cash flow. This course will show you the proper ways to determine crop load and how to take action using fruit thinning.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
  • How to determine crop load
  • How to determine when the nuts are mature enough to properly thin
  • How to properly thin fruit trees
  • Demonstration of the proper equipment for fruit thinning
HOW YOU WILL LEARN:
  • In-field discussion
  • Hands-on demonstration (weather permitting)
  • Q&A
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
  • Pecan producers who have producing improved-variety trees and are interested in improving their quality and return bloom
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING:
  • Pocket knife
  • Weather-appropriate attire
Jul
31
Wed
SOLA SALE @ Sola Livestock Market
Jul 31 @ 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
1
Thu
All American Appaloosa Congress @ Hardy Murphy Coliseum
Aug 1 – Aug 4 all-day

Hardy Murphy Coliseum. 500 Lake Murray Dr S., Ardmore, OK 73401. Gather in the stands at Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, and watch as classes of Appaloosa horses and riders compete for top rankings. At the All American Appaloosa Congress, see all ages of riders try their hand at winning best showmanship honors. From young weanling colts to two-year-old geldings, see which horses come out with the highest accomplishments. Across this three-day equestrian event, cheer on competitors in Western riding, saddleseat, reining, barrels and ranch classes, as well as newly added cattle classes. For more information call 540-840-1960.

Aug
2
Fri
High Noon Shootout @ JM Davis Arms & Historical Museum
Aug 2 all-day

JM Davis Arms & Historical Museum. 330 N JM Davis Blvd., Claremore, OK 74017. At JM Davis Arms & Historical Museum, experience a High Noon Shootout straight out of an old Western film. The Tri-State Gunfighters will stage a bank robbery, jailbreak and other Wild West skits on special dates throughout the year. Travel to this Claremore museum to witness 1870s gunfighters in the modern era, and grant little buck-a-roos the chance to be deputized and receive badges. Call 918-341-5707 for more information.

Aug
7
Wed
SOLA SALE @ Sola Livestock Market
Aug 7 @ 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
10
Sat
Will Rogers and Wiley Post Fly In @ Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch
Aug 10 all-day

Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch. 9501 E 380 Rd., Oologah, OK 74053. Come watch more than 100 small planes fly-in and land on the 2,000-ft grass airstrip at Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, located east of Oologah and bordering Oologah Lake. This action-packed 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. Learn more by calling 918-341-0719.