The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 4, 2012

What's 2 Do in Enid, area this weekend

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — CUMC Pumpkin Patch

Noon to 8 p.m. Sunday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday

2418 W. Randolph

For the 20th year, Christ United Methodist Church has opened its pumpkin patch to the Enid community.

Pumpkins are available for as little as 50 cents for small ones and $25-$30 for the largest ones.

Profits from pumpkin sales help missions in Enid and around the world.

On Sunday, the church will host a special event 5-7 p.m. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be for sale, as well as crafts and children’s items. The event also will feature a proclamation from Mayor Bill Shewey.

Regular hours for the pumpkin patch are noon to 8 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.


First Friday — Oktoberfest

6-10 p.m. today

Downtown Enid

Come to downtown Enid tonight for an evening of brats, beer and polka.

Main Street Enid’s annual Oktoberfest celebration starts at 6 p.m. and lasts until 10 p.m.

Tonight’s fun will include cloggers at 6:30, a polka band at 7 and a yodeling contest at 8 on Independence in front of Callahan’s Pub & Grille.

But the activities don’t stop there. As per the usual First Friday offerings, local businesses will be open late hours and host several activities.

Activities and fun include cotton candy and glow bracelets from B Hip Kids, a carnival, prizes and popcorn at Blissful Bow Boutique, free hamburgers and hot dogs at The Non-Profit Center, Star Wars movies at Public Library of Enid and Garfield County and live music by Amy Swanner and Steven Harwood at The Felt Bird.

Also, Cafe Garcia will be open till 10 p.m., Gaslight Theatre will host a special Horror Cabaret at 8,  and Muncy Photography will be selling bierocks for $4 each.

For even more First Friday happenings, find First Friday Enid on Facebook, or go to and click on the story titled “First Friday and Oktoberfest slated Friday evening in downtown Enid.”


Daze in a Maze

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. to dusk Sunday, Mon.-Fri. by appointment

2 miles north of Oklahoma 51 on Oklahoma 74

Spend the weekend getting lost in a 300,000-square-foot maze. Daze in a Maze, located 2 miles north of Oklahoma 51 on Oklahoma 74, offers not only a 300,000-square-foot maze, but a six-acre Jungle Maze as well. Other activities include a petting zoo and a playground for the kids to enjoy.

Admission to Daze in a Maze is $8; children 3 and under are free.

For more information, call (580) 234-6293, or go to


Focus: Wine and food festival is Nov. 3

Enid SPCA will hold its 13th annual Wine and Food Festival 7-10 p.m. Nov. 3 at Cherokee Strip Conference Center, 123 W. Maine.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at Enid SPCA, 1116 Overland Trail, the Cat Clinic, 402 S. Oakwood, or Buck’s Party Shop, 1320 S. Van Buren.

Attendees will have the opportunity to sample a variety of fine wines and foods from Enid’s best restaurants and caterers.

For more information, call Enid SPCA at (580) 233-1325.


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Oct. 5-11


American Kitefliers Association Convention, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., behind Autry Technology Center. Various activities will be held. For more information, go to


Enid Antique Power Gas Engine & Tractor Show, 9 a.m., Garfield County Fairgrounds. Admission is free. Exhibitors will include Ford Model-T Club, AACA Club and Cushman Scooters. For more information, call (580) 237-1756.


Oktoberfest, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Redeemer Lutheran Church, 215 S. Cleveland. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Food including brats, German potato salad and kraut will be served. There will be inflatables and pony rides for children. For more information, call (580) 234-6622.


YMCA’s Sundae in the Park, 2-4:30 p.m., Government Springs Park. Event includes ice cream sundaes, family games, moon walk and music. For more information, call Denny Price Family YMCA at (580) 237-4645.


Oct. 12-18


Sooner State Kennel Club Dog Show, Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue. Event is free and open to the public all three days. Dogs will compete in four events: rally, obedience, conformation and agility. For more information, call (580) 237-0238.


Run 4 Eternity, 8 a.m., Cherokee Strip Conference Center, 123 W. Maine. 1-mile, 5K and 10K runs will benefit Vision for Missions. Register at Oakwood Activity Center, 401 N. Oakwood, or


VeggieTales’ “The League of Incredible Vegetables,” 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., Ruth’s Christian Bookstore, Oakwood Mall. For more information, call (580) 233-4226.


Main Street Enid Third Thursday, 8 p.m., Turpin Room at Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Local musicians are encouraged to bring their guitar or other acoustic instruments and perform. Admission is free, but seating is limited. For more information, call (580) 234-1052.


Oct. 19-25


Haunted Tours of Waverley, 7, 8 and 9 p.m., 1102 W. Oklahoma. Tours will be given of Waverley Historic District and refreshments will be provided. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. For reservations, call (580) 484-2549.


Dr. Fears Lecture Series, 7 p.m., Gantz Center, Northern Oklahoma College Enid. Topics to be discussed include the Wright brothers, Columbus, the Hippocratic Oath, Popular Myths, Abe Lincoln and early oilmen of Oklahoma.


NOC Observatory, dusk, corner of Michael Hedges and Randolph. See stars, planets, nebulae and other objects through Northern Oklahoma College Enid’s large telescope. Large groups should call ahead at (580) 548-2399. For more information, call the number above.


Railroad Museum of Oklahoma, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, 702 N. Washington. For more information, call (580) 233-3051.


Helena museum holding lunch

Helena Historical Museum will host a German stew lunch and pie and cake contest on Saturday.

Pie and cake entries will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Ribbons will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place winners, and the grand champion will receive a gift certificate from Garden Gate Gifts.

Lunch will be served at 11 a.m., which will include German stew, drink and dessert. The historical society’s annual meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m., followed by an auction of the top winning pie and cake entries.

The museum will be open to visitors 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day.

Ring of Woods festival upcoming

Ringwood will be celebrating its 3rd annual Ring of Woods Fall Festival Oct. 13.

The day will begin with a Chuck Wagon breakfast at 8 a.m. Attendees can check out the Ultimate Shootout Archery Trailer, a trailer which, on one side, folds up, revealing a natural hunting situation. Everyone will have an opportunity to shoot a compound bow at three dimensional targets.

Other events include quilt, art and gun shows, kids activity center and tractor showing. A dutch oven cook-off will occur during the morning with public tasting at noon.

The event is sponsored by Ringwood Chamber of Commerce.

Katy Kelly holding book signing

Children’s author Katy Kelly will come to Public Library of Enid and Garfield County for a visit and book signing 2-4 p.m. Saturday.

Kelly is the author of the Melonhead series.

The program will begin at 2 p.m., with Kelly speaking about her work at 2:30 p.m.

Kelly’s Melonhead and Lucy Rose series are based near the Capitol in Washington, D.C., where she grew up and still lives. Melonhead is based on the author’s real-life brother, whose life is filled with antics that lead to disasters in his wake.

Softball tournament is Saturday

The first Sherry Ann Suttmiller Memorial Softball Tournament will be held Saturday at Kellet Park on South Cleveland.

There will be activities for kids, as well as a bake sale, food baskets and raffles for prizes.

For more information, call Justin Hodges at (580) 616-7034.

All proceeds will go to benefit Steve Schram. Donations can be made out to Enid FOP #144.