2018 OKLAHOMA: MAY and JUNE 2018
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS
(See also: 2017 - 2014 - 2012)
May 4-5, 2018 Annual El Reno Fried Onion Burger Day Festival
El Reno, Oklahoma
The Burger Day Festival is a tribute to the fried onion hamburger, cooked daily in El Reno since the early 1900’s. Ross Davis, who owned and operated the Hamburger Inn on Route 66 in Downtown El Reno, began making fried onion hamburgers in the twenties during the Depression, when onions were cheap and meat was expensive. Today's festival includes a giant 10-foot fried onion burger, music, a car show, and more! Attendance: 25,000.
May 10-13, 2018 - Rooster Days - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
87th annual Rooster Days Festival, Oklahoma’s longest continuous running festival, in Broken Arrow. Experience all the traditional festival fanfare you’ve come to expect from this longstanding tradition and so much more. Check back soon for live entertainment lineups, Miss Chick pageant details, vendor information, and news and announcements about Oklahoma’s oldest festival.
May 12, 2018 Stilwell Strawberry Festival - Stilwell, Oklahoma
The 71st annual festival will feature the Strawberry Queen contest, recipe contest, berry auction, concert, 5k run, parade, and fresh Adair County strawberries.
May 12-13, 2018 48th Annual McAlester Italian Festival
Starting on Saturday at 9am with the arts and crafts booths inside the Expo Center. Whether their hand made or custom from the heart these booths will have you coming back for more. Make your way over to the bounce houses and the bungee trampoline. Purchase your meal ticket and head on into the spaghetti tent to have all of your Italian senses satisfied.
After you have stuffed yourself on the great Italian meal browse through the other outdoor activities while enjoying the sound of a live band on the main stage. Hear the joyous laughter at the carnival rides. Make your way down the midway try your luck at popping the balloons, or knocking over the milk cans. Ride the Carousel and let the sound of the calliope take you back to your childhood while enjoying it with your own kids, along with many other rides and attractions.
May 13, 2018 MOTHER'S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.
June 2, 2018 39th Annual World's Largest Calf Fry Festival & Cook-Off
Calf fries, a.k.a. Rocky Mountain oysters, are actually fried calves' testicles. Some 2,000 pounds of them are dished out at this festival each year. Other foods that are served and judged are beans, cobblers, salsa and bread.
June 2, 2018 Ponca City Herb Festival - Ponca City, Oklahoma
The Ponca City Herb Festival is held the first Saturday of June each year. Centrally located in Ponca City, the festival is set in the Lester and Mary Cann Memorial Gardens. More than 100 vendors from Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Colorado and Arkansas bring their plants, primitive birdhouses, yard and garden ornaments, quilts, herbal vinegars and oils, handmade baskets, candles, soaps, furniture, stoneware and much more. Seminars for those wanting to know more about herbs, horticulture and outdoor design. Expect sessions on growing and using herbs, garden recipes, wildflowers, herbal teas and bath products, roses and landscaping.
June 9, 2018 Annual Ice Cream Festival - Chandler, Oklahoma
The Chandler Ice Cream Festival is an annual event held in honor of Chandler’s Hiland Dairy. Spend the afternoon enjoying endless scoops of FREE delicious ice cream, live entertainment and family friendly activities.
June 9-10, 2018 - Big Bass Bash Tournament - Grand Lake, Oklahoma
The leader in Big Bass Tournaments. Over $141,000 Guaranteed Payout, 1st place is $50,000.
June 21-23, 2018 Bixby Green Corn Festival - Bixby, Oklahoma
A kick back to the good old fashioned family oriented picnic, the annual festival features great music, arts and crafts, food, and carnival, as well as games and contests for the young and young at heart. A talent show to highlight area youth is held on Friday at the Community Center and the annual Green Corn Parade entertains the masses on Saturday morning.