The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

August 31, 2012

What's 2 Do in Enid, area this week

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Garfield County Fair

Wednesday-Sept. 9

County fairgrounds, 111 W. Purdue

The 2012 Garfield County Fair is only five days away, which means it’s time to start thinking about funnel cakes and seeing all your favorite exhibits.

Most exhibits must be in place by 6 p.m. Wednesday. Public viewing of the exhibits starts Thursday.

On Thursday, events start at 9 a.m. with judging of Fine Arts, 4-H and FFA departments.

At 10 a.m., judging for Art of Sewing and Crafts and Art of Canning will commence. That will be followed by judging for Home and Community Education, Art of Cooking and Flower and Garden.

Exhibit areas will be closed while judging is completed.

At 4:30 p.m. swine, sheep and goats will need to be present for the official weigh-in, and at 6, all must be in place in barns.

Finally, at 7 p.m. is the Chocolate Dessert Contest sponsored by United Supermarkets in the Coliseum.

Commercial booths will be open starting Thursday 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

More events and times will be posted in next week’s GetOut! section.


High School Football


Various locations in northwest Oklahoma

Friday Night Lights is back again. High school football teams all over the state, including Enid, will take the gridiron tonight to defend their home turf.

Spend a few hours tonight rooting on your favorite high school football squad. Tonight’s games include: Choctaw at Enid, Kremlin-Hillsdale at Waukomis, Pioneer at Fairview, Coyle at Covington-Douglas, Waynoka at Garber, Thomas at Alva, Cashion at Okeene, Christian Heritage at Hennessey, Mooreland at Sayre, Guymon at Kingfisher, El Reno at Woodward, Turpin at Elkhart, Kan., Stanton County, Kan. at Beaver, Buffalo at Cherokee, Medford at Forgan, Canton at Geary, Seiling at Sharon-Mutual, Timberlake at Ringwood and Shattuck at Laverne. See Sports for previews of the games.


Railroad Museum of Oklahoma

Open daily

702 N. Washington

See collections of railroad memorabilia and many different items at Railroad Museum of Oklahoma, located at 702 N. Washington.

The museum is open 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is a suggested donation of $3 per person.

For more information, call (580) 233-3051.


Focus: 4RKids Walk/Run is in September

The annual 4RKids Walk/Run will be held Sept. 22 at David Allen Memorial Ballpark.

The event will include free food, carnival rides, games, prizes, and, of course, the 5K run.

Registration for the 5K begins at 8 a.m., with the run beginning an hour later at 9. Registration for the walk starts at 9, and it starts at 10.

Admission to the activities that day is free, but donations are accepted.

Registration for the 5K is $25; with a student ID, cost is $15. You can register online at Type in “Enid” in the search box at the top of the page, then find the 4RKids Walk/Run.

All registrations include a T-shirt, and prizes will be awarded to the top qualifier in each category.

The sponsors of this year’s event include 107.1 KNID, 103.1 KOFM and Suddenlink.

For more information on the walk/run or 4RKids, call (580) 237-7890.

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Aug. 31-Sept. 6


Enid Farmers Market, 8-11 a.m., Garriott and Grand. A variety of vendors will have fresh produce and other items. For more information, call (580) 977-4420.


Northern Oklahoma College Mackie Planetarium, 7 p.m., corner of Randolph and Michael Hedges. Presentations will be given, and, weather permitting, attendees will be able to look through the telescope. Call (580) 548-2399.


Simpson’s Old Time Museum, 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information, call (580) 234-4998.


Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse and Adventure Quest, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 200 E. Maple. There is a variety of hands-on exhibits for children to enjoy. Cost for all-day admission is $7; children 2 and under are free. For more information, call (580) 233-2787.


Sept. 7-13


Rubies & Rigs, 6:30-10 p.m., Continental Ballroom, 302 Independence. Rubies & Rigs is the theme of the 3rd annual Cherokee Strip Days Gala. Proceeds will benefit Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center. For reservations or more information, call (580) 237-1907.


First Friday, 6-9 p.m., throughout the city. Local businesses will be open extra late hours, and some local restaurants and shops will have live music. Call Main Street Enid at (580) 234-1052.


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.


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.


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.


Enid Farmers Market, 8-11 a.m., Garriott and Grand. A variety of vendors will have fresh produce and other items. For more information, call (580) 977-4420.


Riding for Hope Poker Run/Rally, 9 a.m., Crosslin Park Pavilion 1. First bike out at 9, last at 11. Door prizes, prizes for high hand/low hand. Cost is by donation; all proceeds go directly to Hope Outreach. For more information, call Gary Harms at (405) 828-4644 or Alice Dickson at (580) 883-5915.


Wine and chocolate festival is coming up

Two dozen state wineries, amateur wine makers and chocolatiers will be on hand for Hennessey’s Wine and Chocolate Festival Sept. 8.

The event will be in Memorial Park on Main Street (U.S. 81) 5-7:30 p.m.

A $10-per-person admission includes a wine glass and wrist band for wine and chocolate tastings. Those who only want to participate in chocolate tasting only have to pay $5.

Proceeds from the event will go to Hennessey United, a nonprofit civic organization.

For more information, call Wes Hardin at (405) 853-0115 or Teresa Oliver at (405) 368-8741.