The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

September 7, 2012

What's 2 Do in Enid, area this weekend

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Garfield County Fair

Today through Monday

Garfield County Fairgrounds, 111 W. Purdue

Garfield County Fair gets into full swing this weekend, and there are plenty of events to choose from.

Today, swine judging begins at 8 a.m., followed by a pie baking contest sponsored by Jumbo Foods at 10 a.m. Commercial booths will be open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

On Saturday, there is a full schedule of events. At 8 a.m., heifer judging begins, followed by judging for prospect steers and market steers. The horse show starts at 9 a.m., followed by the fresh salsa contest at 10 a.m. in the Coliseum. The final event of the morning is the Superfoods Nutrition Seminar by Barbara Brown at 11 a.m. in the Coliseum.

The Oklahoma WheatHeart Bread Baking Contest tops afternoon events at 2 p.m. in the Coliseum, followed by frog and turtle races at 3 p.m. in the Pavilion. The main event of the day, the Ice Cream Crank-off, starts at 5 p.m. in the Coliseum.

Commercial booths once again will be open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

The fair will conclude Monday with the awards presentation at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Premium Sale at 7 p.m.


Oakwood Christian Church, 401 N. Oakwood, hosts Familypalooza 10 a,m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event features games, inflatables, competitions, hayride, face painting, family photos, contests and arts and is billed as free fun for the entire family. Go to for information.


After the Enid Farmers Market, go to Second Saturday, which features sno cones and free play on the 54' obstacle course on the Courthouse lawn.



Hennessey Wine and Chocolate Festival, 5-7:30 p.m., Memorial Park, Hennessey. Cost is $10 for wine glass and wristband for wine and chocolate tasting; $5 for chocolate only. For more information, call (405) 853-0115.



Vance Air Force Defenders Car Show Fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., north lot of Oakwood Mall, 4125 W. Garriott. For more information, call Oakwood Mall at (580) 237-9339.



Putt-Putt Playtime Party, 2-5 p.m., 4RKids Putt-Putt Course, 710 Overland Trail. Activities include games, prizes, bounce house, putt-putt golf, face painting, snow cones and refreshments. Cost is $10 for all-access wristband, 25 cents per ticket. Call (580) 237-7888.



Northern Oklahoma College Enid Observatory, dusk, southwest corner of Randolph and Michael Hedges. See stars, planets and other objects through the college’s telescope. For more information or to schedule a group, call (580) 548-2399.


First Friday

Friday, Sept. 7, starting at 6

Downtown Enid

This month’s First Friday is bringing a slew of activities to downtown Enid tonight.

Public Library of Enid and Garfield County, 120 W. Maine,  will host an “Oklahoma!”-themed celebration 5-8 p.m. Participants can learn how to line dance, watch the movie “Oklahoma!,” get their picture taken as a cowboy, make a personalized bandanna and have storytime around a camp fire.

Meanwhile, The Felt Bird, 124 E. Broadway, and Bluejay's Barber Shop and Beauty Bar, 122 E. Broadway, will host a block party in the 100 block of East Broadway. The Felt Bird will be celebrating its third birthday with live music by Black Canyon and Ali Harter. Octavios Taqueria will provide taco and beverages.

Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence, will have Cabaret Night, beginning at 8 p.m.

Also, Creative Arts Enid, 217 N. Washington, will be holding an art show of summer work, along with live music by Greg Stong, origami paper-folding demonstrations, and food and beverages. Fall class and workshop schedules will be available for anyone who is interested to register for classes.

For more information on First Friday events, find First Friday Enid on Facebook, or call Main Street Enid at (580) 234-1052.


Cherokee Strip Gala

6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7

Continental Ballroom, 302 N. Independence

Cherokee Strip Celebration’s 3rd annual gala, “Rubies & Rigs,” will be 6:30-10 p.m. today at Continental Ballroom, 302 N. Independence.

There still are tickets available for the event. Cost is $125 per individual, $200 per couple and $750 per table of eight people.

All proceeds will benefit Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center.

To purchase tickets, call (580) 237-1907, ext. 221.


Upcoming Focus: Two Cylinder Show returns Sept. 28-29

The Oklahoma Two Cylinder Club’s National Two Cylinder Show is back in Fairview for its 22nd year.

The event gives people from around the region an opportunity to see all kinds of tractors and other farming equipment and participate in several different events.

There will be tractor games, plowing, baling, threshing, binding and corn shelling, plus food, a toy show, swap meet and arts and crafts.

Events start at 8:30 a.m. on the 28th with registration, followed by tractor games and field demos 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The parade will start at noon, with field demos commencing at 1:30 p.m.

At 9 a.m. Saturday, there will be a parade to the Fellowship Home, along with tractor games and field demos. There will be another parade at noon, followed at 2:30 by tractor pull and field demos.

Finally, event organizers will raffle a Ford 8N tractor.

Along with the Two Cylinder Show, Major County Historical Society will host its annual Threshing Bee the 28th and 29th. Cost is donation of $5 per day; children 12 and under are free. Old-time equipment will be on display, and different sites, including the museum, veteran’s memorial, railroad depot and blacksmith shop, will be available for tour.

The Two Cylinder Show and Threshing Bee are 11⁄2 miles east of the intersection of U.S. 60 and Oklahoma 58 at the Major County Historical Society showgrounds. For more information, call Mike at (580) 227-3139.


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Sept. 14-20


Cherokee Strip Celebration, locations throughout Enid. The parade will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in downtown Enid. The Great Land Run will be that morning before the parade. For more information, call Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center at (580) 237-1907.


‘Til Beth Do Us Part,’ 8 p.m., Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Tickets are $7, $11 or $14 and can be purchased at, or call (580) 234-2307.


Caboose Train to Drummond, 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Splash Zone, 1122 Trails West. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 1-12. For tickets, call Railroad Museum of Oklahoma at (580) 233-3051.


Enid Gem & Mineral Show, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oakwood Mall. Gems, minerals, crystals and fossils will be on display. Other activities and displays include gems that look like food and touch and feel table. For more information, call (580) 237-1177.


Sept. 21-27


‘Til Beth Do Us Part,’ 8 p.m., Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Tickets are $7, $11 or $14 and can be purchased at, or call (580) 234-2307.


Chisholm Trail Coalition Historic Downtown Walking Tour, 10 a.m., Cherokee Strip Conference Center, 123 W. Maine. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children. For reservations, call (580) 242-2233.


Woodring Airport 4th Annual Poker Run, Enid Woodring Regional Airport. Registration is $20. In order to get a T-shirt, register by Sept. 13. All proceeds will benefit Vietnam Memorial Wall Project. For more information, call (800) 259-5476.


Walk/Run 4RKids, 8 a.m., David Allen Memorial Ballpark. Registration for the 5K is at 8 a.m., run begins at 9. Walk begins at 10. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Free food, carnival rides, games and prizes. For more information, go to


Local News and Events

• Betty Sue Eilers, an author from Mooreland, will sign copies of her book “Listen!” 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Hastings, Cleveland and Garriott.

• Peggy Chambers, an Enid writer, has released her first short story, “Bra Wars,” as a digital e-book. The story is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble for 99 cents.

• Enid Symphony Orchestra will hold a children’s concert 4-5 p.m. Sept. 15.

The concert is geared toward children ages 3-6. Admission is free.