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What’s Going on in Oklahoma: September 22nd- September 25th

Happy Fall to All!!! Hopefully this hot summer has now come to an end. Lots going on this weekend. Last weekend of the Oklahoma State Fair, pumpkin patches are opening, and my favorite car show, Old Volks Show in Mustang. Try to get out and enjoy the events going on this weekend.

Autumnal Equinox Walks- Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center – Sept 22nd

Fall Festival Art Walk- Pryor- Sept 22nd

Territorial Tunes and Tasting- Edmond- Sept 22nd

VIP Grape Stomp- Lexington Canadian River Winery- Sept 23rd

National Public Lands Day- Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge- Sept 24th

Oklahoma Iris Society iris Sale- Oklahoma City Will Rogers Park- Sept 23rd– 24th

Oklahoma Historical Societies Annual Ice Cream Social Fundraiser- Hominy Fred and Addie Drummond Home- Sept 24th

28th Annual Down Syndrome Festival- Oklahoma City Myriad Botanical Gardens- Sept 24th

Tinkerfest- Oklahoma City Science Museum Oklahoma- Sept 24th

National Cavalry Competition- El Reno Historic Fort Reno- Sept 21st– 24th

Mahogany & Chrome Boat Show- Afton Arrowhead Yacht Club & Marina- Sept 22nd– 24th

Banjo Fest- Oklahoma City American Banjo Museum- Sept 22nd– 24th

Skiatook Pioneer Day Festival- Skiatook Central Park- Sept 22nd– 24th

Greek Street Drive-Thru- Tulsa Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church- Sept 22nd– 24th

Ponca City Arts Crawl- Ponca City- Sept 23rd– 24th

Route 66 Cruisers Cruise-In & Car Show- Claremore Lake- Sept 23rd– 24th

Ponca City Fine Arts Festival- Ponca City Cann Memorial Garden- Sept 23rd– 24th

Vision Eufaula’s Art Walk- Eufaula- Sept 23rd– 24th

Gospel Fest- Eufaula- Sept 23rd– 24th

Illinois River Jam- Tahlequah Peyton’s Place- Sept 23rd– 24th

Major County Historical Threshing Bee & Two-Cylinder Show- Fairview- Sept 23rd– 24th

Red River Ranch Round-Up Rodeo- Duncan Claud Gill Arena- Sept 23rd– 24th

Standing Bear Powwow- Ponca City Standing Bear Park- Sept 23rd– 24th

Fall Fest Craft Fair- Duncan Simmons Center- Sept 23rd– 24th

PRCA Xtreme Bulls & Broncs- Oklahoma City Oklahoma State Fair Park- Sept 23rd– 24th

Brickfest- Pauls Valley Downtown- Sept 24th

Mufflers on Main- Blanchard Downtown- Sept 24th

Old Settler’s Day- Perkins- Sept 24th

Fling at the Springs Music Festival- Enid Government Springs Park- Sept 24th

Okeene Germanfest- Okeene- Sept 24th

The Blue Whale’s 50th Birthday Bash- Catoosa- Sept 24th

Battle on the Blacktop Street Race- Muskogee Okie Raceway Park- Sept 24th

Art for All Festival- Eufaula- Sept 24th

Cow Thieves & Outlaws Reunion- Bartlesville Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve- Sept 24th

Algonquian Language & Cultural Convention- Oklahoma City First Americans Museum- Sept 24th

Festival in the Park- Cushing Memorial Park- Sept 24th

Wheels-N-Deals Car Show- Poteau- Sept 24th

Cleveland Pioneer Day- Cleveland- Sept 24th

Empire Car & Motorcycle Show- Duncan- Sept 24th

Jim Bob & Big Willie Poker Run- Okeene- Sept 24th

Guided Walking Tour- Oklahoma City Myriad Botanical Gardens- Sept 24th

Chuck Wagons for Heroes- Stillwater Payne County Expo Center- Sept 24th

Old Volks Show- Mustang Wildhorse Park- Sept 24th

Make Ready Market- Oklahoma City- Sept 24th

Sucker Day Festival- Wetumka- Sept 24th

Rock Creek Festival- Sapulpa Kelly Lane Park- Sept 24th

OKC Pagan Pride Day- Oklahoma City Wiley Post Park- Sept 24th

SKC Fall Festival & Car Show- Snyder- Sept 24th

Old Settlers Day Celebration- Wakita- Sept 24th

Open House at Oklahoma Contemporary- Oklahoma City Oklahoma Contemporary- Sept 24th

Clinton Arts & Crafts Festival- Clinton- Sept 24th

Theatre Crude Fringe Festival- Oklahoma City Jewel Box Theater- Sept 15th– 24th

Eufaula Mural Festival & Art Walk- Eufaula- Sept 17th– 24th

Creek County Fall Free Fair- Kellyville- Sept 22nd– 25th

International Festival- Lawton Elmer Thomas Park- Sept 23rd– 25th

Oklahoma Born & Branded Festival- Stillwater- Sept 23rd– 25th

Red Dirt Treasure Shootout Metal Detecting Festival- McAlester Southeast Expo Center- Sept 23rd– 25th

Fin & Feather Fall Festival- Gore Fin & Feather Resort- Sept 23rd– 25th

Pioneer Days at Har-Ber Village- Grove Har-Ber Village Museum- Sept 23rd– 25th

Roman Nose Hills Trail Ride- Watonga Roman Nose State Park- Sept 23rd– 25th

Bedouin Shrine Circus- Muskogee Civic Center- Sept 24th– 25th

Oklahoma City Spirit Fair- Midwest City Reed Conference Center- Sept 24th– 25th

Shriner Circus- McAlester Southeast Expo Center- Sept 24th– 25th

Alpaca Farm Days- Newcastle Magnolia Blossom Ranch- Sept 24th– 25th

Oklahoma Derby Day- Oklahoma City Remington Park- Sept 25th

Czeck-Slovak Royalty Pageant- Yukon Czech Hall- Sept 25th

Oklahoma State Fair- Oklahoma City Oklahoma State Fair Park- Sept 15th– 25th

Chickasaw Nation Annual Meeting & Festival- Tishomingo- Sept 23rd– Oct 1st

Okie-Tex Star Party- Kenton Camp Billy Joe- Sept 23rd– Oct 1st

OKC Ghost Tour- Oklahoma City- Now- Oct 28th

Downtown Norman Ghost Tour- Norman- Now- Oct 29th

Annabelle’s Fun Farm- Welch- Sept 24th– Oct 30th

Cross Timbers Farm Pumpkin Patch- Harrah- Sept 24th– Oct 30th

Lil Gladys’ Farm & Pumpkin Patch- Stigler- Sept 24th– Oct 30th

 Fright Fest- Oklahoma City Frontier City- Sept 24th– Oct 30th

The Country Bumpkin Pumpkin Patch- Bartlesville- Sept 24th– Oct 30th

Wicked Forest of Terror- Oklahoma City- Sept 24th– Oct 31st

The Hex House- Tulsa- Sept 24th– Oct 31st

Pumpkin Patch- Stillwater- Sept 24th– Oct 31st

Chester’s Pumpkin Patch- Piedmont Chester’s Party Barn & Farm- Sept 24th– Oct 31st

Jahn’s Pumpkin Hill- Cyril- Sept 24th– Oct 31st

Carmichael’s Pumpkin Patch- Bixby- Sept 24th– Oct 31st

Oklahoma Heritage Farm Fall Festival, Maze, & Pumpkin Patch- Ramona- Sept 24th– Oct 31st

Pumpkin Town Farms- Tulsa- Sept 24th– Oct 31st

Sunshine Shelly’s Pumpkin Patch- Shawnee- Sept 17th– Oct 31st

P-Bar Farms Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch- Hydro- Sept 17th– Oct 31st

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

Oklahoma Senior Games- Oklahoma City- Sept 3rd– Nov 5th

Guthrie Haunts- Guthrie- Sept 16th– Nov 5th

Rustic Roots Pumpkin Patch- Lamont- Sept 24th– Nov 6th

Fall Festival at the Orr Family Farm- Oklahoma City Orr Family Farm- Sept 24th– Nov 12th

Daze in a Maze- Marshall- Sept 17th– Nov 27th

Parkhurst Pumpkin Patch- Arcadia- Sept 22nd– Nov 13th

Weekend Fun by Mae

My weekends can go one of three ways.  Some weekends are dull as a rock, sitting on my butt watching cat videos for two days straight.  Other weeks I am a busy bee, running around over fifty miles or more away from home.  Then there’s the weekends I spend doing one of the above with Bubbles.  Considering that, it is no surprise that I have been to many of the recent events going on in our state. This includes; Septemberfest in Oklahoma City, OU vs Tulsa football game in Norman, and of course, the State Fair of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City.  They were all super fun in their own unique way, making me more than happy to go again next year.


In 2007 I went to Septemberfest for the first time.  It was a different kind of experience that I had no intention of forgetting. There was a lot of excitement in the air as I rode the tractor train with other kids my age.  I walked along in front of the Governor’s Mansion, stopping to pet the Governor Brad Henry’s huge dog.  There was free stuff everywhere, and craft tables inside the Oklahoma History Museum.  The only part I didn’t like was the civil war cannon with a blast that shook the ground.  (They could have told me what they were doing!!!)  But even this wasn’t going to ruin my fun.  I went again this year, this time with my friend Bubbles. Just when I expected everything to be the same, Bubbles asked, ” What’s with the fence?”  I looked up to see that nothing was around the Governor’s Mansion.  As it turns out the festivities were moved across NW 23rd Street to the parking lot of the Oklahoma History Center.  They had a petting zoo, where I held a baby duck, pet a donkey, and touched a horses nose. Bubbles had a good time too, as me and her talked to and pet the fur-bearing creatures.  We wandered over to the food company area, getting free samples such as chocolate milk and beef sticks (Which are awesome!!!).  We went into the Oklahoma History Center to try some of the craft stuff, where we made a deer out of cups, and raccoon puppets out of paper bags.  When we were done in there, we went back out the parking lot to the Shape Your Future challenge table. Bubbles decided not to do the challenges, but I dominated them.  We stopped to get some Kona Ice before we left.

The bathrooms were in the Oklahoma History Center, they were clean.  My bathroom review for Septemberfest is five toilets.

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Mae riding in the barrel train at Septemberfest in 2007.

OU vs.Tulsa

I started playing the clarinet for my school band in sixth grade, and ever since then I have wanted to be in the Pride Of Oklahoma at The University of Oklahoma.  So when we got the opportunity to go to the OU vs.Tulsa game in Norman, I jumped to it because I wanted to hear the Pride in person.  Before the game the Pride parades around campus, then gives a brief concert.  There’s nothing better than hearing “Boomer Sooner” being played by over 300 musicians.  Over at the stadium me and my mom found our seats in the south end zone after we stopped and got some lunch.  The hot dogs, also known as Ballpark Dogs or Stadium Dogs, are and always have been the crowning jewel of an OU game.  The Super Pretzels aren’t bad either, despite being extremely salty.  OU scored the first touchdown, and even if we did win, I still think the Tulsa players where slipping fifties to the refs for some of those plays.  Both bands did an amazing job.  For such a small band Tulsa did a very good job.  The game itself was an experience in its own right, and the atmosphere was one of excitement and pride.  I am truly excited to be a part of the Sooner Nation.

I used not one but two bathrooms while I was on campus, the library bathroom and the south end zone stadium bathroom.  The library bathroom was in the newer section but still kind of small.  The bathroom in the south end zone was clean and smelled nice, even being used by so many people.  My rating for both bathrooms is five toilets.

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The Pride of Oklahoma on Owen Field, 2015.

State Fair

I have been going to the fair every year since I was just a few months old.  My parents like to go when the crowds are low, so this year we went on a rainy Sunday morning. The rides weren’t operating because of the lightning, but everything else was open.  I had deep-fried cookie dough for breakfast, which is my new favorite thing.  It is crispy on the outside, but warm and gooey on the inside.  Most of the buildings had fun stuff inside them.  We went into the livestock barns, where a sheep scared me (sorry, I’m a city girl).  We also watched the cows in the show ring and saw the new babies born to the goats and pigs.

I did use the bathroom in the animal barn, it only rates three toilets.  It’s big but was dirty and smelled bad.

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Cute sheep at the fair, 2015.


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