The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

August 16, 2012

What's 2 Do in Enid, area this weekend

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Dachshund Dash

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

Chisholm Trail Expo Center

Wiener dogs in all shapes and sizes will compete against each other this weekend to determine which dachshund is the fastest of them all.

Enid’s annual Paws 4 the Cause Dachshund Dash will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Chisholm Trail Expo Center.

Twenty-nine dachshunds from Oklahoma and Arkansas will compete in several race heats, culminating in a final dash to determine the overall winner.

Before the competitive races, there will be a Doggie Dash, a one-mile fun run/walk for people and their furry friends. The cost to enter the Doggie Dash is $10.

Before the final competitive race heats, Enid Police Department will stage a K-9 demonstration. Also, after the competitive races, there will be an After the Dash Dash for anyone who wants to experience what it’s like to race.

Admission to the Dachshund Dash is $2 for adults, $1 for children and $1 for non-racing dogs, which much stay on a leash at all times.

Proceeds from this year’s Dachshund Dash will raise funds to construct two small visitation dog parks at Enid Animal Control shelter so prospective pet owners can meet dogs and cats there before they take them home.

For more information on the event, go to


Tour de Trykes

6:30 a.m. Saturday

David Allen Memorial Ballpark

Bicycle riders from all over the region will come to Enid Saturday for Enid Noon AMBUCS’ Tour de Trykes.

Tour de Trykes is an event that helps AMBUCS provide AmTrykes, therapeutic tricycles, for developmentally-disabled riders. The tour features road courses of 10, 22, 38, 58 and 100 miles.

Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at David Allen Memorial Ballpark, followed by the beginning of the tour at 7:30 a.m.

Events for spectators begin at 4:30 p.m. with the Revolutions BMX Trick Show on Independence between Randolph and Maple. At 6:30 p.m., the annual Twilight Criterium begins. This is where competitive bicycle riders race through a figure-eight track around downtown Enid, sometimes reaching speeds of up to 35 mph. The criterium will consist of three races: two men’s division races at 6:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m., and one women’s division race sandwiched in between, at 7:25 p.m.

For a schedule of events and other information, go to


Historical Walking Tour

10 a.m. Saturday

Downtown Enid

Meet figures from Enid’s past as they explain significant events from the city’s history Saturday in downtown Enid.

Chisholm Trail Coalition holds its historical walking tours every third Saturday of the month in downtown Enid. Reservations must be made by calling 242-2233. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Tour groups meet at Cherokee Strip Conference Center, 122 W. Maine, in downtown Enid.


Focus: Celebrate Cherokee Strip

The city of Enid’s annual Cherokee Strip Celebration, slated for Sept. 14-16, will include music, a quilt show, historical tours and other fun events the entire family can enjoy.

On the 14th, revelers can enjoy an Indian taco lunch, live music and an arts and crafts festival downtown. Also, “Square on the Square,” a quilt show the entire weekend at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, will begin.

Also the night of the 14th, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center will hold living-history tours with nine reenactment stations around Humphrey Heritage Village. Cost of the tour is $10.

There will be several different events that follow on the 15th, including the Great Land run, a 5K or 10K run/walk, the Cherokee Strip Parade and the continuation of Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center’s Frontier Festival.

On the afternoon of the 16th, there will be a Run to Leonardo’s for a family fun festival at Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse. The festival will include arts, crafts and games.

For more information on events at Cherokee Strip Regional Center, go to For other information, go to


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Aug. 17-23


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.


Ghostlahoma, 8:30 a.m., Cherokee Strip Conference Center, 123 W. Maine. A number of speakers will talk about the paranormal. Tickets are $25. For more information, go to


Red, White and Tuna, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Tickets are $7, $11 and $14 and can be purchased at For more information, call (580) 234-2307.


Longdale Op’ra, 3:30-11 p.m., Longdale Community Gym. Saturday events include live music, horse-drawn carriage rides and food. Events continue Sunday with more food and music, including the 25-member Tinker High Flying Band. There also will be an open jam session Sunday. All events are free. For more information, call (580) 886-5141.


Aug. 24-30


Greater Oklahoma Sportsman’s and Outdoor Expo, Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue. List of vendors include a variety of outdoor gaming, sporting and leisure businesses. For more information, call (580) 237-0238.


United States Team Roping Championships, Chisholm Trail Expo Center Pavilion, 111 W. Purdue. For more information, call (580) 237-0238.


Enid Mack Motor Mania, 10 a.m., Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse, 200 E. Maple. Children can get up close and personal with vehicles they might see working around town. Cost is $3 for members and $6 for non-members. For more information, call (580) 233-2787.


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.


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.


Garfield County Fair, Garfield County Fairgrounds, 111 W. Purdue. A variety of agricultural exhibits, children’s activities and vendors will be available throughout the fair. For more information, call (580) 237-0238.


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.


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. The museum has a collections of railroad memorabilia. Admission is by suggested donation of $3 per person. For more information, call (580) 233-3051.

More upcoming events ...

American Legion to hold fundraiser

Enid’s American Legion Argonne Post #4 will host a fundraiser and membership drive 2-8 p.m. Sunday.

The event, billed as Operation SEAL (Save Enid’s American Legion), aims to raise funds and enroll new members to support the local Legion post.

Sunday’s event will feature a silent auction, food, Shriner clowns, kids’ games and live music.

Music groups scheduled for the event include Big Blue Dump Truck, Addiction’s Mistress, One Track Mind and Drain You.

The event is open to the public and will take place at the Legion building, 121 W. Oak in Enid.

For more information, call (580) 540-8920 or (580) 484-9284.

New schools to host open houses

Community open houses for the new Garfield Elementary School and Prairie View Elementary School will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 28.

Car show and wine festival upcoming

Hennessey will host its Open Car Show and Wine and Chocolate Festival Sept. 8

Registration for the car show will be 9 a.m. to noon. The show will be at Friends Bar, 110 W. 1st. A variety of motorcycles, cars and trucks will be on display. Prizes will be given in several categories.

The Hennessey Uncorked Wine and Chocolate Festival will be 5-7:30 p.m. at the Main Street Park. Amateur and professional wine makers will be on hand.

For more information, call Mike Walter at (580) 977-9673.