2017 OKLAHOMA: SEPTEMBER 2017
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, LOCAL FOOD EVENTS
(See also: 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2011)
August 28-Sept 2, 2017
Payne County Free Fair
August 29-September 2, 2018
Payne County Free Fair
September 7-9, 2017
Bluegrass & Chili Festival
This annual event features the Mid-America Regional Chili Cook-off, a car show, Kiddie Korral, and three stages of entertainment. National, regional, and local artists will be performing bluegrass, country, and gospel music.
September 8-17, 2017 11th Annual Tulsa Restaurant Week
Participating restaurants offer a prix-fixe Restaurant Week menu for lunch, brunch or dinner and agree to donate 10% of Restaurant Week menu sales for the entire week to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. Again this year, the George Kaiser Family Foundation will match donations up to $25,000.
September 9, 2017 Charlie Adams Day - Newkirk, Oklahoma
Charlie Adams Day is held in the heart of downtown Newkirk on the Courthouse Lawn from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. All of the entertainment is free. Many of the children's activities are also free of charge. World Class Barbecue Is available with the purchase of a tasting kit. The Heartland of the Prairies Dutch Oven Society prepare Cooking Demonstrations throughout the day And Free Dutch Oven Desserts. There are also hot dogs and hamburgers available if barbecue is not your thing. We look forward to seeing you here. Turtle races are on the schedule.
September 14-24, 2017 Oklahoma State Fair
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Visit the Oklahoma State Fair and don't forget to catch one of the fair's popular livestock or horse shows. Enjoy exciting PRCA rodeo action on Friday and stick around for a live concert following the event. Also, enjoy the hottest musical acts performing rock, country and pop during free concerts, held nightly. The food is famous at the Oklahoma State Fair, so stop by and feast on huge cinnamon rolls dripping with icing, or cool off with an ice-cold jug of sweet root beer. There is something for every appetite at the Oklahoma State Fair including Indian tacos, funnel cakes, gyros, corn dogs, barbecue sandwiches, roasted corn on the cob, turkey legs and slices of piping-hot pizza. Attendance: 1,000,000.
September 15-16, 2017 31st Annual Cherokee Strip Cook-Off
Ponca City, Oklahoma
A world-class barbecue competition complete with live musical entertainment, clowns, children's activities and much more. Purchase a tasting kit and enjoy mouthwatering cook-off entries submitted by professional barbecue cooks, and don't forget to vote for the People's Choice Award, given to crowd-selected favorites in barbecue and chili. Vendors, cold beer and fun for the entire family. Come out for fun, food and a day filled with entertainment and competition held on the banks of Lake Ponca in Ponca City, this Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned cook-off offers some of the tastiest barbecue around.
September 16, 2017 Oklahoma Wine Harvest Festival
Due to illness, we will not be having our fall festival in 2017.
September 22-23, 2017 32nd Annual MCHS Threshing Bee
Major County Historical Society. An annual celebration of pioneer farm life with demonstrations using authentic farming equipment. Gas and steam engine show, antique car and truck show, antique farm equipment show, arts and crafts, food booths, musical entertainment, children's events, museum tours and more. Attend the Sunday morning service at the old Pioneer Church.
September 28-October 8, 2017 Tulsa State Fair - Tulsa, Oklahoma
The Tulsa State Fair is the City’s largest family event, providing educational experiences and entertainment during an 11-day span. Annually held on the fourth Thursday after Labor Day, this historical event is based upon heritage, family values and quality entertainment for all ages. It was first organized in 1903 as the “Tulsa County Free Fair” and developed into the Tulsa State Fair of today. With the goal of providing and educational and entertaining experience to the community, it has over 100 years of history and continues to stand out as one of the premier fairs in the country. Attendance: 1,000,000.
September 29-October 1, 2017 Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show
The nation's great cake designers show off their skills in Tulsa. Watch as they work meticulously to try to create the ultimate cake that will win the Grand National Wedding Cake Competition, a popular part of the show. These artists will create romantic, elaborate and detailed wedding cakes that are true works of art. The ultimate inspiration for consumers to create the cake of their dreams. Experienced celebrity presenters will also be on hand at this renowned event that has been featured on the Food Network. The Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show is a cake artists showcase and not to be missed.