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2016 OKLAHOMA: July and August 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(See also: 2015 - 2014 - 2012)

July 1-2, 2016  Mc Loud Blackberry Festival - McLoud, Oklahoma
The McLoud Blackberry Festival began in the 1940's as a celebration of the end of harvest season for the local cash farm crop, blackberries. Activities include a parade, carnival, pageant, talent show, fireworks, car show, and blackberry baking contest.

JULY 4, 2016 - 4TH OF JULY
There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.

July 14-16, 2016  50th Annual Porter Peach Festival
Porter, Oklahoma
Contests for the best peach cobbler, dessert and preserves. Parade, music, street games, pet show, antique tractor pull, and 5K run.


July 28-30, 2016
Whole Hawg Days & Poker Run
Eufaula, Oklahoma
A celebration of summer that includes a parade, car show, barbecue cook-off and much more.  The Whole Hawg Days carnival in Posey Park will open Thursday evening, followed by traditional rodeo events, steer riding and mutton bustin' in the Eufaula Round-Up Club Rodeo, held each night of the event.  Show up Friday for arts and craft vendors, inflatable rides, a parade downtown at 6pm and more.  Saturday's activities will include the annual Car Show, children's activities, a "Hawg" Cook-Off Contest and a free sandwich giveaway at 5pm.  This annual event, held for over 20 years in Eufaula, is brought to a close on Saturday with the Whole Hawg Poker Run, held by boat and motorcycle around Lake Eufaula.

July 29-30, 2016  15th Annual Valliant Watermelon Festival
Valliant, Oklahoma
Friday evening parade at 6pm, gospel music concert at 7pm, during which the Big Melon Weigh Off will take place. Saturday morning good, old-fashioned family fun, games and live entertainment. Come to this festival and enjoy watermelon salsa and watermelon slushies. There will also be free watermelon slices while supplies last.  Watermelon Festival contests include a watermelon eating contest, seed spitting, a horseshoe tournament, weenie dog races and turtle races. Classic Car Show, Photography and Quilt Show. Food and craft vendors will offer something for everyone. A concert in the park at 8pm closes the Festival.

August 11-13, 2016  Rush Springs Watermelon Festival
Rush Springs, Oklahoma
The festival has proven popular since its beginning and the crowds have increased in number to over 20,000 visitors each year. Over 50,000 pounds of watermelons are purchased from area melon growers and served to festival visitors during the day.
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August 12-13, 2016  Grab, Root, & Growl BBQ Competition
Woodward, Oklahoma
A people's choice barbecue cook-off where those in attendance are invited to taste and judge the chicken, pork and brisket smoked for hours by expert pit masters. This two-day event begins with a homemade ice cream competition on Friday with meats being prepared and served on Saturday. Bring the family and your appetite to this fun and filling event. This event is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society.  This sanctioned event has been organized to support vital Northwest Oklahoma Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) programming, serving abused and neglected children in Northwest Oklahoma.


August 22-28, 2016
Payne County Free Fair
Stillwater, Oklahoma
Traditionally the county fair is the largest agricultural activity of the year. It brings together citizens of all communities in the county and allows the opportunity for renewal of old friendships and the opportunity for meeting new friends. It has been the goal of the Payne County Fairboard to offer a premium for all kinds of livestock, handiwork and farm products that will be exhibited from Payne County that are found worthy. The Payne County Fairboard will spare no pains to make everything pleasant and as comfortable for the public as possible to do, as well as to make it profitable. Remember, this is a free fair. No gate admission will be charged. It is your fair. With the right kind of cooperation, Payne County Fair will be second to none in the State.


2015 OKLAHOMA: July and August 2015

events still waiting for new dates

July 18, 2015 - Scissortail Wine Festival - Claremore, Oklahoma
This year the Claremore Expo Center hopes to hold one of the best wine festivals in the state! We feel our 30,000 square foot premium air conditioned facility is the perfect place to boast the ever growing Oklahoma wine industry. To complement our wineries we will also be offering food and coffee vendors. The RSU art department will be on display along with The Three Rivers Artists.

July 18, 2015  Stratford Peach Festival - Stratford, Oklahoma
A celebration synonymous with summer, the Peach Festival is family entertainment at its finest.  Held in the self-professed "Peach Capital of Oklahoma," the Festival will feature a variety of activities including live entertainment, arts and craft vendors, street games, helicopter rides, car show and more.  Pick up a bushel of fresh peaches from one of seven area orchards participating in the event, or simply enjoy a delicious serving of homemade peach ice cream.

August 21-22, 2015  Oklahoma Championship Steak Cook-off
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Event Canceled for 2015.  It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Tripp Haggard, our “Keeper of the Smoke”. As our cookoff was in large part coordinated and ramrodded by Tripp, those of us remaining are rather lost at the moment on how to proceed. Because we feel strongly that the integrity and quality of the event must be maintained, we have decided to postpone the 2015 cookoff until next year. We will regain our momentum and come back better than ever next year. Please check this website occasionally for updates on our progress.

August 30-September 5, 2015  Watermelon Festival & Community Fair
Ringwood, Oklahoma
The fair kicks off the Monday prior to Labor Day and concludes with a parade and activities on Saturday. Head to Ringwood to enjoy a bingo and volleyball tournament, baby and tiny tot show, pageants and the crowning of Miss Cinderella, Miss Watermelon and Miss Ringwood. There will also be a livestock show, homemade ice cream contest, watermelon in the park, children and turtle races and more.


2014 OKLAHOMA: July and August 2014

events still waiting for new dates

August 22-23, 2014  Oklahoma Championship Steak Cook-off
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Event Canceled for 2015.

August 23, 2014  Skyline Food Truck Festival
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Over 30 food trucks in one place, serving up everything from seafood, tacos and chicken wings to pizza, burgers and barbecue. There will also be an assortment of sweet treats available including shaved ice, ice cream and more.  Local bands and musicians take the stage and provide entertainment all day long.


2012 OKLAHOMA: July and August 2012
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

July 13-14, 2012  Smokin' Up A Storm Charity BBQ Challenge
Norman, Oklahoma
Event Cancelled for 2013.




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