The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

August 22, 2013

What's 2 do in Enid, area


Enid News and Eagle

Waukomis Sooner Celebration

All day Saturday


Join Waukomis this Saturday in celebrating the 59th annual Southwest Garfield County District Fair and Sooner Celebration in Mardi Gras style.

Events begin with registration for the 5K walk/run at 6 a.m. The fun run starts at 7:10, with the 5K beginning at 7:30.

Barn events will include a swine show at 7 a.m., beef show at 8, goat show at 9 and sheep show at 9:50 a.m. The horticulture, crop and poultry show will be at 12:30 p.m. in the ag room.

A variety of activities, including a horshoe pitching tournament and kids’ games start at 10:30 a.m. in ACB Bank of Waukomis parking lot.

Activities on Main Street will include a karate demonstration at 11 a.m., turtle races at noon, lawn mower poker run at 1:30 p.m., free watermelon at 3 p.m., parade at 4; car cruising and show at 6 p.m. to dark.

A lawn mower-pulling contest will be held north of the high school softball field at 4:30, and fireworks are planned at the high school field at dark.



Mack Motor Mania

Leonardo's Discovery Warehouse

200 E. Maple


Families can check out fire trucks, ambulances, farm equipment and more this Saturday at Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse’s fifth annual Mack Motor Mania.

The event will take place starting at 10 a.m. between 2nd and 3rd streets downtown and also at Adventure Quest and World Harvest Church parking lots.

Children and adults can get up close and personal with all sorts of big trucks. Title sponsor Enid Mack Sales will have a refurbished 1964 Mack truck on hand. Also, Southside Recycling will bring another take-apart car this year.

In addition to getting to see all the big trucks, lunch will be provided for the first 400 people. The event will conclude at noon with a parade of trucks honking their horns and flashing their lights.

Admission is $6 for non-members and $3 for members and is good for all-day access to the museum and Adventure Quest. Children younger than 2 get in free.

For information, call (580) 233-2787.

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This Week Aug. 23-28

EVENT [Friday-Sunday]


UTSRC Team Roping, starts 9 a.m. daily, Chisholm Trail Expo Center Pavilion Arena, 3721 N. Washington. Admission is free. For information, call (580) 237-0238.

EVENT [Saturday-Sunday]

Greater Oklahoma Sportsman’s and Outdoor Expo, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue. Fishing, hunting, archery and ATV vendors; outdoor demonstrations and more. Admission free. www.knid.com.

EVENT [Saturday]

Auto Racing, 7 p.m., Enid Speedway, 312 E. Oxford. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 ages 6-12. Advance tickets $7 for adults and $5 ages 6-12. For more information, call (580) 540-4260.

EVENT [Saturday]

Enid Farmers Market, 8-11 a.m., at Grand and Garriott. Open-air market for sale of Oklahoma-grown produce, food and crafts. enidfarmersmarket.org.



Next Week Aug. 29-Sept. 5

EVENT [Saturday]

Enid Farmers Market, 8-11 a.m., corner of Grand and Garriott. Sample fresh products from a variety of local vendors. For more information, go to enidfarmersmarket.org.

EXHIBIT [Beg. Sunday]

‘Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb,’ exhibit runs through Oct. 20, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th. Temporary exhibit explores the atomic bomb threat through history. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.

EVENT [Beg. Thursday]

Garfield County Fair, open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Sept. 9, Garfield County Fairgrounds, 4th and Oxford. For information on exhibits and livestock shows, see the Garfield County Free Fair Premium Guide and for information on this year's fair carnival, click HERE.



In Two Weeks Sept. 6-12

EVENT [Friday]

First Friday, 6-9 p.m., downtown Enid. A number of downtown shops will have specials and be open extra late hours, and musicians will perform. For more information, go to mainstreetenid.org.

EVENT [Friday]

Cherokee Strip Days Gala: Diamonds & Dice, 6:30-10 p.m., Hiland Partners Ballroom, 302 N. Independence. Attire is evening/cocktail or your best James Bond attire. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.

THEATER [Friday-Sunday]

‘Is he dead?’ is at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Play by Mark Twain, adapted by David Ives. For more information or to buy tickets, go to gaslighttheatre.org.

Museum list

Railroad Museum of Oklahoma

702 N. Washington

(580) 233-3051

railroadmuseumofoklahoma.org

Hours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Mondays and all major holidays and adverse weather.

Midgley Museum (the Rock House)

1001 Sequoyah

(580) 234-7421

midgleymuseum.org

Hours are 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday and all major holidays. Not open Nov. 1 through March 31.

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

507 S. 4th St.

(580) 237-1907

csrhc.org

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays, New Years’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. For more admission info, go to the website.

Simpson's Old Time Museum

228 E. Randolph Ave.

(580) 234-4998

http://www.skeletoncreekproductions.com/m-museum.html

Hours: 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Admission is free.

Leonardo's Discovery Warehouse & Adventure Quest

200 E. Maple

(580) 233-2787

leonardos.org

Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday; Twilight Time is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Admission: All-day pass, $7, children under 2 are free. Groups of 12 or more is $5. Memberships available.

Leona Mitchell Southern Heights Heritage Center & Museum

616 Leona Mitchell Blvd.

(580) 237-6989 or 402-2524

http://www.leonamitchellsouthernheightsindianmuseum.org/

NOC Observatory

Northern Oklahoma College campus at Randolph and Michael Hedges

(580) 548-2399

Hours begin at dusk Wednesday and Thursday. To schedule a large group, call the number above.

Splash Zone Water Park

1122 The Trails West Loop

Hours: noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, May through August. Admission: $12 for adults and seniors and children under 45 inches are $8.

Splash Pads

Hoover Park and Champion Park

Hoover Park location: Between Cleveland and Hoover on Oklahoma

Champion Park location: 10th and Chestnut

Admission is free.

Enid Kiwanitrain

Meadowlake Park

Hours: 6-9 p.m. Thursday-Sunday

Admission: $2

enidkiwanis.com