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Christmas Light Displays Around Oklahoma 2022

There are a lot of places to go and celebrate Christmas around Oklahoma. No matter where you are in the state, you can find a light display. Check the websites for special events going on while the lights are on, some have train rides, or have vendors selling hot chocolate and food. Also be prepared to sit in traffic, I used to love visiting the Yukon lights, there was one year when Mae was little that we visited over 20 times. Not now, 1 trip is enough, just too many people. I haven’t been to Chickasha in years because of the same issue. Try to visit some of the light displays in other parts of the state, Woodward and Kingfisher have been great without the crowds. There is also the world’s largest Christmas tree is on display in Enid, I haven’t been, so I don’t know if there’s more than just the tree or if there are other activities as well.

Fantasy Land of Lights- Bartlesville Johnstone Park- Now- Dec 30th

Holiday in the Park- Lawton Elmer Thomas Park- Now- Jan 1st

Oklahoma City Zoo Safari Lights- Oklahoma City Zoo- Now- Jan 1st

Snowman Wonderland- Seminole Magnolia Park- Now- Dec 24th

Lights on the Island- Wister Lake Wister State Park- Now- Dec 25th

Crystal Christmas- Woodward Crystal Beach Park- Now- Dec 31st

Christmas in the Park- Yukon City Park- Now- Dec 31st

Chickasha Festival of Light- Chickasha Shannon Springs Park- Now- Dec 31st

Festival of Lights- Ardmore Regional Park- Now- Dec 30th

Edmond Electric’s Luminance- Edmond Mitch Park- Nov 21st– Jan 1st

Lights from the Heart- Purcell Lake- Nov 23rd– Dec 31st

Garden of Lights- Muskogee Honor Heights Park- Nov 24th– Jan 1st

Winter Wonderland Christmas Light Tour- Afton Pine Lodge Resort- Nov 24th– Jan 1st

Twin Bridges Park of Lights- Fairland Twin Bridges Park- Nov 24th– Dec 30th

Rhema Christmas Lights- Broken Arrow Rhema Bible Church- Nov 24th– Jan 2nd

Festival of Angels- Ponca City- Nov 24th– Dec 30th

Downs Family Christmas Lights- Norman- Nov 24th– Jan 1st

Castle Christmas- Muskogee Castle of Muskogee- Nov 24th– Dec 31st

Union Station Illumination- Oklahoma City Scissortail Park- Nov 25th– Jan 1st

Lights on the Lake- Stillwater Lake McMurtry- Nov 25th– Dec 18th

Garden of Lights- Tulsa Botanic Garden- Nov 25th– Dec 30th

Woolaroc Wonderland of Lights- Bartlesville Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve- Nov 25th– Dec 18th

Kingfisher Winter Nights- Kingfisher City Park- Nov 26th– Dec 25th

Lights in Legion Park- El Reno Legion Park- Nov 26th– Dec 31st

Holiday Lights Spectacular- Midwest City Joe B Barnes Regional Park- Nov 30th– Dec 25th

Kringle’s Christmas Land- Jenks- Dec 1st– Dec 31st

Christmas in the Park- Elk City- Nov 25th– Dec 31st

What’s Going on in Oklahoma: November 22nd- November 27th

Thanksgiving this week, so not as much going on this weekend. Still a few Christmas parades and markets going on. Stay safe and have a good holiday!!!

Thanksgiving Eve Hayride- Wilburton Robbers Cave State Park- Nov 23rd

The Market Craft Show- Enid Stride Bank Center- Nov 25th– 26th

Stillwater Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration- Stillwater- Nov 25th

Enid Lights Up the Plains- Nov 25th

Christmas Parade- Elk City- Nov 26th

Lake Eufaula’s Lighted Boat Parade- Nov 26th

Festival of Light Parade- Pawnee- Nov 26th

Christmas in the Park- Prague City Park- Nov 26th

OKC Philharmonic presents: Home Alone in Concert- Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall- Nov 26th

Make Ready Market- Oklahoma City- Nov 26th

Annual Small Business Saturday Pop-Up Shops- Edmond Railyard- Nov 26th

Black Friday and Saturday at Magnolia Blossom Ranch- Newcastle- Nov 25th– 26th

Lights on Owasso- Owasso Redbud Festival Park- Nov 26th

Home for the Holidays Craft Show- Fairview Major County Fairgrounds- Nov 26th

Friends of the Bristow Public Library Book Sale- Bristow Public Library- Nov 26th

First Lady Nog and Glogg Off- Tulsa- Nov 27th

Rising Stars Calf Roping Finals- Guthrie lazy E Arena- Nov 24th– 27th

The Polar Express Train Ride- Oklahoma City Oklahoma Railway Museum- Nov 23rd– 27th

Daze in a Maze- Marshall- Now- Nov 27th

Christmas Parade of Lights- Sulphur- Nov 28th

Clinton Festival of Lights- Nov 29th

NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show- Oklahoma City Oklahoma State Fair Park- Nov 24th– Dec 3rd

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibit- Oklahoma City- Now- Dec 4th

Turkeys in the wild out on a back road in Oklahoma.

Thankful

On this Friday before Thanksgiving, I would like to take a moment to honor those in my life who mean the most to me.

I am thankful for being born to 4 of the greatest grandparents who ever lived. They were wonderful people who taught me not only to work hard but to keep learning. None of the 4 went to college but all appreciated the value of education. They were always learning something new and made sure I understood that your education was something that no one could take from you. I make it a point to educate myself on something every day. I’m also thankful to marry into a family with 4 more wonderful grandparents who reinforced everything I was taught by my birth grandparents.

I’m thankful for my daughter. I never thought I would become a mother, I had been told by doctors that I would never be pregnant. Needless to say, even though we were trying, we were surprised. After a difficult pregnancy that ended dramatically, I had the sweetest baby. She really wasn’t any trouble until she learned to talk at a year old. She has been a pleasure to not just watch but help guide her into young adulthood. Even now she’s good for a laugh, definitely inherited our sense of humor.

I am most thankful for my husband. He really is the greatest person I’ve even met. There were many times between 1986-1995 that we should have met, we were in the same place at the same time more than once. I even remember seeing him driving through the old Pratt parking lot in his beat-up Buick when I was about 16 or 17. I just remember the loud primer car with the young guy driving through, a girl next to him. Turns out that was his sister, who worked next door at the Showbiz Pizza. We were at car shows and air shows at the same time but finally a fateful day in April 1995 brought us together and we’ve been together ever since. He has helped me through so much and knows me better than I know myself. He’s the one who encouraged me to go back into journalism with this blog in 2015, and after quitting my job last year, has encouraged me to grow the site. He truly changed the direction of my life and I am forever thankful for that. Not only do I have a wonderful family, a nice home, cars that run (if you knew my history, you would understand), tolerable pets, and have been to 34 states and Canada. The last 27 years have been fun and looking forward to more trips and more to learn.

I also want to thank all of you who have been reading my blog, watching my videos, and following me on Facebook. I hope you all enjoy my thoughts and look forward to interacting with more of you in the coming year. Hope you all will like what I have planned, I expect to add way more next year.

Thanks to all,

Bre, The Fat Okie

What’s Going on in Oklahoma: November 18th- 20th

Week before Thanksgiving, some stuff going on. Lots of shopping opportunities and several tree lightings this weekend. Bedlam Saturday night will keep me in, but I’ll be out before the game.

Christmas in Broken Arrow- Nov 17th

Lights on Downtown Pryor- Nov 17th

Oklahoma City Tree Lighting Festival- Bricktown Mickey Mantle Plaza- Nov 17th

Lights on Eufaula- Nov 17th

UCO Department of Dance: Kaleidoscope Dance Company- Edmond Mitchell Hall Theater- Nov 17th– 19th

World Senior Professional Bull Riders Final- Duncan Stephens County Fairgrounds- Nov 17th– 19th

Stockyards City Tree Lighting Ceremony- Oklahoma City Stockyards City- Nov 18th

Bedlam Beats & Bites- Norman Riverwind Casino- Nov 18th

Kingfisher’s Mistletoe Shop and Hop- Kingfisher- Nov 18th

Magnolia Christmas Fest- Durant Choctaw Event Center- Nov 18th– 19th

Kickoff Classic- Tulsa Expo Square- Nov 18th– 19th

Dickens on the Boulevard- Claremore- Nov 18th– 19th

2 Friends & Junk Craft Show- El Reno Canadian County Expo & Event Center- Nov 18th– 19th

Holiday Stroll- Duncan- Nov 19th

Boare’s Heade Feaste- Muskogee The Castle- Nov 19th

Cruise in for Coffee- Midwest City- Nov 19th

The Oddities and Curiosities Expo- Oklahoma City Convention Center- Nov 19th

St Patrick’s Catholic Church Historic and Architectural Tour- Oklahoma City- Nov 19th

Historically Local Tour: Castle Falls- Oklahoma City- Nov 19th

American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show- Oklahoma City State Fair Park- Now- Nov 19th

The Polar Express Train Ride- Oklahoma City Oklahoma Railway Museum- Nov 18th– 20th

Barrel Racing Futurity World Championship- Guthrie Lazy E Arena- Nov 15th– Nov 20th

Hunter Jumper Exhibitors of Oklahoma Fall Finale- Tulsa Expo Square- Nov 17th– 20th

An Affair of the Heart- Tulsa Expo Square- Nov 18th– 20th

Craft Harvest Show- Lawton Comanche County Fairgrounds- Nov 18th– 20th

RetroMania Collectibles Show- Tulsa Expo Square- Nov 19th– 20th

Grand Reopening of the Crystal Bridge Conservatory- Oklahoma City Myriad Gardens- Nov 18th– 20th

Holiday Extravaganza- Edmond- Nov 19th– 20th

Luther Pecan Festival- Luther- Nov 19th– 20th

University of Science and Arts: Holiday Concert-Chickasha- Nov 20th

Daze in a Maze- Marshall- Now- Nov 27th

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibit- Oklahoma City- Now- Dec 4th

Food Friday: 405 Pizza

I love trying new local pizza places. 405 Pizza has been in west Edmond for a couple years and over the summer I had a chance to try it. Since then, we’ve been back a couple times. They are just a simple small pizza restaurant.

To start, we have their garlic cheese bread. This is just a cheesy goodness. I like when there is more cheese than crust and this cheese bread is perfect. Next up is their pizza, we’ve had a couple different kinds and they have all been great. A nice light flavor to the crust and plenty of cheese and toppings. We also tried a calzone on our last visit, that was also good. Stuffed so full that it got messy (and messy is always good with food).

The customer service has always been good and the restaurant clean. We have also gotten takeout, which went well. I give them 5 strips of bacon.

Address: 2125 NW 178th St., Edmond.

What’s Going on in Oklahoma: November 11th- November 13th

Event season is slowing, still things to do. Lots of Christmas markets, plus many Holiday light displays are opening this weekend. As always, check on the status of an event, I’ve already seen cancellations (and yes they have been removed from the list). If you’re looking for Veterans Day activities, check my post from yesterday. I included several parades for the weekend but once again, check on their status as well since the weather will be bad.

Pauls Valley Arts Council Fifth Friday Art Walk- Pauls Valley Downtown- Nov 11th

2nd Friday Norman Art Walk- Norman Arts District- Nov 11th

LIVE on the Plaza- Oklahoma City Plaza District- Nov 11th

Dripping Springs Rendezvous- Okmulgee- Nov 11th– 12th

Museum Store Holiday Open House- Oklahoma City National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum- Nov 11th– 12th

Holiday Shopportunity- Purcell Multipurpose Center- Nov 12th

World’s Oldest Free Fly-In- Fairview Municipal Airport- Nov 12th

Second Saturday- Oklahoma City Oklahoma Contemporary- Nov 12th

Big Band Hangar Dance- Tulsa Tech- Riverside Campus- Nov 12th

Dancing Rabbit Music Festival- McAlester- Nov 12th

Holiday Marketplace- Enid Chisholm Trail Expo Center- Nov 12th

Holiday Craft Bazaar- Edmond Holy Trinity Family Life Center- Nov 12th

All is Bright Christmas Market- Grove- Nov 12th

Christmas Holiday Market- Poteau Donald W Reynolds Community Center- Nov 12th

Harvest Festival- Nowata County Fairgrounds- Nov 12th

Vintage by the Creek- Grove- Now 12th

Asian District Cultural & Culinary Tour- Oklahoma City Asian District- Nov 12th

Second Saturdays- Stillwater Oklahoma State University Museum of Art- Nov 12th

Second Saturday Architecture Tour: Cathedral District- Tulsa- Nov 12th

Holy Spirit Craft Fair- Mustang- Nov 12th

Color Breed Congress- Tulsa Expo Square- Now- 12th

Fall Festival at the Orr Family Farm- Oklahoma City Orr Family Farm- Now- Nov 12th

Oklahoma Christmas Show- Oklahoma City State Fair Park- Nov 11th– 13th

Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show- Broken Bow Beavers Bend State Park- Nov 11th – 12th

HOYRA Youth Rodeo- Duncan Stephens County Fairgrounds- Nov 12th– 13th

The Polar Express Train Ride- Oklahoma City Oklahoma Railway Museum- Nov 11th– 13th

Chester Fall Festival- Chester Downtown- Nov 12th– 13th

Oklahoma Blastoff Alpaca Show- Chickasha Grady County Fairgrounds- Nov 12th– 13th

Round Barn Rendezvous- Arcadia Round Barn- Nov 13th

Parkhurst Pumpkin Patch- Arcadia- Now- Nov 13th

American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show- Oklahoma City State Fair Park- Now- Nov 19th

Daze in a Maze- Marshall- Now- Nov 27th

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibit- Oklahoma City- Now- Dec 4th

PAMBE Ghana’s Global Market- Oklahoma City Northpark Mall- Now- Dec 24th

Fantasy Land of Lights- Bartlesville Johnstone Park- Nov 11th– Dec 30th

Holiday in the Park- Lawton Elmer Thomas Park- Nov 12th– Jan 1st

OKC Zoo Safari Lights- Oklahoma City Zoo- Nov 12th– Jan 1st

Route 66 Christmas Chute- Sapulpa- Now- Jan 1st

BA Ice Rink- Broken Arrow- Nov 11th– Jan 2nd

Crest on Ice- Norman- Nov 11th– Jan 8th

Edmond Ice Rink- Edmond Mitch Park- Now- Jan 15th

Devon Ice Rink- Oklahoma City Myriad Botanical Gardens- Nov 13th– Jan 29th

Downtown in December- Oklahoma City Downtown- Now- Jan 27th

Veterans Day Celebrations around Oklahoma 2022

Veterans Day is this Friday. There are plenty of celebrations going on to honor our veterans. I’ve included some pictures of veterans in my family at the end of the list.

Veterans Day Flag Raising Ceremony- Norman University of Oklahoma- Nov 11th

104th Annual Tulsa Veterans Day Parade- Tulsa- Nov 11th

2022 Veterans Day Ceremony- Muskogee- Nov 11th

Veterans Day Celebration- Oklahoma City J.D. Adams & Co.- Nov 11th

Veterans Day Appreciation Ceremony and Parade- Collinsville- Nov 11th

Moore Veterans Day Ceremony- Moore Community Center- Nov 11th

Veterans Day Celebration- Oklahoma City 45th Infantry Division Museum- Nov 11th

Veterans Day at Tulsa Botanic Gardens- Tulsa Botanic Gardens- Nov 11th

45th Annual Veterans Day Celebration and Powwow- Lawton Comanche Nation Tribal Complex- Nov 11th

Veterans Celebration- Edmond Farmers Market- Nov 11th

Choctaw Veterans Day Ceremony- Tuskahoma Choctaw Nation Museum- Nov 11th

Veterans Day Celebration- McAlester Scottish Rite Temple- Nov 11th

Midwest City Veterans Day Parade- Midwest City- Nov 11th

Chandler Veterans Day Parade and Luncheon- Chandler- Nov 11th

Veterans Day Dance- Miami Tribe Council House- Nov 12th

Enid Veterans Day Parade- Enid- Nov 12th

HMRC Veterans Celebration- Hallett Motor Racing Circuit- Nov 12th

Veterans Day parade- Eufaula- Nov 12th

Blanchard Veterans Day Celebration- Blanchard- Nov 12th

Duncan’s Veterans Day Parade- Duncan- Nov 12th

Norman’s Veterans Day Parade- Norman Reaves Park- Nov 13th

Food Friday: Coffee Jerks

Since the new family thing is coffee, I’ve been keeping a list of new places to try. I present them to the family when we’re all together. This last visit home for Mae she decided to try Coffee Jerks. We’re close to the Yukon location, so that’s where we went.

I was surprised that we were the only people there at 9a on a Saturday morning but I like when a place isn’t too busy. We all ordered quickly and sat in the cute area they have made to mimic sitting outside. I got a Caramel Creek frappe while Big K got a Snickers frappe, Mae went the warm route and had a plain mocha. We also got some breakfast, I got the stuffed waffle while Big K just went with a plain sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit, once again Mae had to be different and got an apple Danish. My frappe was really good, with globs of caramel at the bottom of the cup. I really enjoyed the stuffed waffle, it had egg, cheese, and sausage stuffed inside a waffle. I could easily dunk it in the syrup that came with it. Big K liked everything he had as well, and Mae was happy with the Danish as it was warm with a touch of cinnamon.

I’m excited to add Coffee Jerks to my list of regular places to get breakfast. The service and food was outstanding. I also loved the seating area, we could just sit and talk, great way to start the day. Coffee Jerks has been in business since 2017 and now have 3 locations in the north and west Oklahoma City metro area. I give the 5 strips of bacon.

Address: 2820 NW 122nd. St., Oklahoma City; 17784 N MacArthur Blvd., Deer Creek-Edmond; 825 E Main St. Unit 125, Yukon.

What’s Going on in Oklahoma: November 4th- November 6

Probably going to rain this weekend, so take an umbrella with you to some of the exciting events going on in Oklahoma. Lots of Christmas Markets to get started on your shopping for this year. Got the OKC Train Show, several chili cook-offs, even a fly-in. At the end I have Veterans Day events listed. I’ll have a better list on Tuesday. Get out and enjoy!!!

Wine and Palette- Mustang- Nov 4th

Pets on Paseo- Oklahoma City Paseo Arts District- Nov 4th

First Friday Gallery Walk- Oklahoma City Paseo Arts District- Nov 4th

First Friday Art Crawl- Tulsa- Nov 4th

Old West Buffalo Days Festival- Pawhuska Old West Buffalo Company- Nov 4th– 5th

Monster Truck Wars- El Reno Canadian County Expo & Event Center- Nov 5th

Enid Hamfest- Enid Stride Bank Center- Nov 5th

Falliday Celebration- Okay Backroad Vineyard- Nov 5th

Grand Opening Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center- Checotah- Nov 5th

Cowboys & Pies- Marlow Central High Community Center- Nov 5th

PonCon- Ponca City- Nov 5th

Shop 66 Saturdays- Tulsa Route 66- Nov 5th

Timberlake Oktoberfest & Tractor Pull- Helena- Nov 5th

Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival- Claremore Will Rogers Memorial Museum- Now- Nov 5th

Creek County OHCE Quilt and Craft Show- Kellyville Creek County Fairgrounds- Nov 4th– 5th

Oklahoma Mennonite Relief Sale- Enid Chisholm Trail Expo Center- Nov 4th– 5th

Holiday Craft, Food, & Gift Bazaar- Broken Arrow Central Park Community Center- Nov 4th– 5th

St. Elijah Mediterranean Food Festival- Oklahoma City St. Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church- Nov 4th– 5th

Edmond International Festival- Edmond Farmers Market- Nov 5th

Oklahoma Senior Games- Oklahoma City- Now- Nov 5th

Rock ‘N Folk ‘N Chili Cook-Off- Tulsa Cain’s Ballroom- Nov 5th

Pumpkin Harvest Craft Festival- Yukon Jackie Cooper Gym- Nov 5th

Cotton Festival & Chili Cook-Off- Frederick Tillman County Courthouse- Nov 5th

All Things Crafty Arts & Craft Fair- Sand Springs Case Community Center- Nov 5th

2 Hip Chicks Roadshow- McAlester Boys and Girls Club- Nov 5th

Talihina Fall Foliage Festival- Talihina School Ag Barn- Nov 5th

Christkindl Market- Bartlesville- Nov 5th

OAAA Fly-In & Car Show- Pauls Valley Municipal Airport- Nov 5th

Quail Springs Craft Fair- Oklahoma City Quail Springs United Methodist Church- Nov 5th

Geekapalooza: STEAM Festival for Kids- Oklahoma City Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma Camp Trivera- Nov 5th

Drumright Monthly Market- Drumright- Nov 5th

Tulsa Arts & Crafts Expo- Tulsa- Nov 5th

Pumpkin Festival at Shepherd’s Cross- Claremore Shepherd’s Cross- Now- Nov 5th

Lexington Zombie Farm- Lexington- Now- Nov 5th

Guthrie Haunts- Guthrie- Now- Nov 5th

Rustic Roots Pumpkin Patch- Lamont- Now- Nov 6th

Mistletoe Market- Oklahoma City Convention Center- Nov 3rd– 6th

Choctaw Powwow- Durant- Nov 4th– 6th

Wild at Art- Broken Arrow- Nov 5th– 6th

Pumpkin Patch Craft Show- Guymon Texas County Activity Center- Nov 5th– 6th

Fall Home Expo- Tulsa Expo Square- Nov 4th– 6th

Fall Festival Arts & Crafts Show- Stillwater Payne County Expo Center- Nov 4th– 6th

Oklahoma City Renaissance and Scottish Festival- Oklahoma State Fair Park- Nov 5th– 6th

OKC Train Show- Oklahoma City State Fair Park- Nov 5th– 6th

Color Breed Congress- Tulsa Expo Square- Nov 4th– 12th

Fall Festival at the Orr Family Farm- Oklahoma City Orr Family Farm- Now- Nov 12th

Parkhurst Pumpkin Patch- Arcadia- Now- Nov 13th

American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show- Oklahoma City State Fair Park- Oct 27th– Nov 19th

Daze in a Maze- Marshall- Now- Nov 27th

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibit- Oklahoma City- Now- Dec 4th

PAMBE Ghana’s Global Market- Oklahoma City Northpark Mall- Now- Dec 24th

Route 66 Christmas Chute- Sapulpa- Nov 3rd– Jan 1st

Edmond Ice Rink- Edmond Mitch Park- Nov 5th– Jan 15th

Downtown in December- Oklahoma City Downtown- Nov 3rd– Jan 27th

Veterans Day-

Ponca City Veterans Day Parade- Ponca City Downtown- Nov 5th

Broken Arrow Elks Lodge Veterans Day Parade- Broken Arrow Rose District- Nov 5th

Veterans Day Appreciation Event- Mannford Museum- Nov 5th

Veterans Appreciation Ceremony- Owasso Sports Park North- Nov 6th

Canadian County Veterans Parade & Program- El Reno- Nov 6th

Veterans Celebration- Edmond Farmers Market- Nov 11th

Choctaw Veterans Day Ceremony- Tuskahoma Choctaw Nation Museum- Nov 11th

Veterans Day Celebration- McAlester Scottish Rite Temple- Nov 11th

Midwest City Veterans Day Parade- Midwest City- Nov 11th

Chandler Veterans Day Parade and Luncheon- Chandler- Nov 11th

Veterans Day Dance- Miami Tribe Council House- Nov 12th

Blanchard Veterans Day Celebration- Blanchard- Nov 12th

Duncan’s Veterans Day Parade- Duncan- Nov 12th

Food Friday: Spark

I found a great new place for burgers here in Oklahoma City last Saturday, plus afterward you can enjoy Scissortail Park. Spark opened a year ago at the north end of Scissortail Park. Even though this is in a city park it’s owned by The Social Order Dining Collective, the same group that owns Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. I had heard through different sources that they had a good burger, so we stopped to try it.

It was a nice Saturday to go to the park, so we strolled through flowers to the small building that contains the restaurant. We were there right at the end of the lunch crowd, so we ordered quickly and found a good seat. At the counter you give them your phone number and they text when your order is ready, so you can sit inside or out in the park. Didn’t take too long for me to get that text, so we could try our food. For my first visit I tried the BLC Spark burger, a perfect burger patty with bacon, crispy fried cheddar cheese slice, thick pickles, pimento cheese, and prairie ranch. This was an awesome burger, so much flavor. I wasn’t expecting it to be that good but wow. The fried cheese slice gave it a crunch that was different. The tang that came from the mix of pimento cheese and ranch was also surprisingly good. It was also a good size burger, not small. Big K got the same burger that I did but Miss Mae got a corndog. It was a footlong Schwab dog coated in cornbread, she said it was good, tasted like a fair corndog. We also got to share bacon cheese fries and pink fries. The bacon cheese fries were really good, the cheese sauce had a nice flavor and the bacon was crisp. The pink fries were really good, the pink is an aioli that has a nice tang to it with parmesan cheese sprinkled on top. I really liked the pink fries the best, better than I was expecting.

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by just how good everything was, just wasn’t expecting anything this good in a park. This really is one of the best burgers in the Oklahoma City metro. The service was great as well and the employees were friendly. Afterward we walked around and looked at more of the fall flowers blooming along the sidewalks. It was an enjoyable trip. I give them 5 slices of bacon.

Address: 300 Oklahoma City Blvd., Oklahoma City.

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