2017 OKLAHOMA: July and August 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
(See also: 2015 - 2014 - 2012)
June 30-July 1, 2017 Mc Loud Blackberry Festival - McLoud, Oklahoma
JULY 4, 2017 - 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 13-15, 2017
51st Annual Porter Peach Festival
Contests for the best peach cobbler, dessert and preserves. Parade, music, street games, pet show, antique tractor pull, and 5K run.
July 27-29, 2017 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 28-29, 2017 Annual Valliant Watermelon Festival
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 11-12, 2017 Grab, Root, & Growl BBQ Competition
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 12, 2017 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. Attendance: 20,000.
August 28-Sept 2, 2017 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.