The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

August 24, 2012

What's 2 Do in Enid, area this weekend

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Enid Farmers Market

8-11 a.m. Saturday

Corner of Grand and Garriott

Come grab all your fresh fruits and vegetables at this week’s farmers market, located at the southeast corner of Grand and Garriott near downtown Enid.

The market opens at 8 a.m. and closes at about 11 a.m.

In addition to homegrown fruits and vegetables, a variety of other local products usually are available for purchase.

Enid Farmers Market is in its fourth year and holds three major events throughout the year: GreEnid, Dog Days of Summer and Hometown Heroes.

Hometown Heroes is scheduled for Sept. 8. It will feature Enid Fire Department, which will bring a fire truck, kid’s fire house and Sparky the fire dog.

For more information on Enid Farmers Market and related activities, call Corey Groendyke at (580) 977-4420.


Sooner Celebration

Today and Saturday


The 58th annual Southwest Garfield County District Fair and Sooner Celebration continues today and Saturday in Waukomis.

Tonight, at 7 p.m., Waukomis United Methodist Church will host gospel music and an ice cream social.

But, the events really get going on Saturday.

On Saturday, there is a full schedule of activities for the entire family to enjoy. Events begin bright and early at 6 a.m. with registration for the 5K walk/run on Main Street, followed at 7:10 a.m. by the fun run on Main Street. The 5K starts at 7:30 a.m., and is sponsored by Waukomis Park and Beautification Committee.

Beginning at 10 a.m., participants will get to pitch horseshoes during a tournament, and games will be available for the kids at ACB Bank of Waukomis lot.

At 11 a.m., Breaking 4 Jesus will hold a karate demonstration on Main Street. That’s followed by the Main Street turtle races at noon.

Other afternoon activities include the horticulture, crop and poultry show at 12:30 p.m. in the ag room; the lawn mower poker run at 1:30 p.m. on Main Street; a watermelon feed at 3 p.m., and a parade at 4 p.m., both also on Main Street; and the lawn mower pulling contest at 4 p.m. at the high school softball field.

Additionally, there will be a car show beginning at 6 p.m. until dusk on Main Street.

The fireworks that tentatively had been scheduled have been canceled.


Mack Motor Mania

10 a.m. to noon Saturday

Leonardo’s, 200 E. Maple

Get up close and personal with more than 30 vehicles this Saturday at Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse during the fourth annual Mack Motor Mania.

In the past, Leonardo’s has had a host of vehicles, including fire trucks, police cars, new cars, city of Enid vehicles, ambulances, race cars, tow trucks, a bucket truck, motorcycles ATVs and farm equipment.

A new element to this year’s Mack Motor Mania is children will be able to take a car apart and see how it all goes together.

Also, Troy Phillips, owner of Enid Mack Sales, will be on hand to cook free hamburgers for all who attend.

Cost is $3 for members and $6 for non-members and includes all-day admission to Leonardo’s and Adventure Quest.

Julie Baird, executive director of Leonardo’s said the event will continue even in the event of rain.


Charlie Awards

6:30 p.m. Saturday

Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence

Gaslight Theatre presents its annual Charlie Awards Saturday at 221 N. Independence.

Award categories include best play, lead actor and actress, supporting actor and actress, and cameo actor and actress. Teen awards for best actor and actress also will be presented.

This year’s theme is “Gaslight ... and All That Jazz.” The purpose is to honor the 1920s, as well as next summer’s musical, “Chicago.”

Social hour will be 6:30-7:30 p.m., followed by the ceremony at 7:30.

Tickets are $5. Children 12 and under are admitted free.


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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.


Woodring Fly-in, 8 a.m., Enid Woodring Regional Airport. For August’s fly-in, the airport will hold a spot landing contest where pilots will try to land on specified spots on the runway. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Buffet breakfast is available at Barnstormers for $7. For more information, call (580) 234-5476.


Midgley Museum, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, 1001 Sequoyah. Admission is by donation. For more information, call (580) 234-7265.


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.


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.


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.


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.


More upcoming events ...

Gaslight Teens to hold play

On Friday, the Gaslight Teens will present “The Audition,” their recent OCTA submission.

Performance time is 8 p.m.; admission is by donation.

Moose Lodge dance is Sunday

Enid Moose Lodge will hold a dance 1-4 p.m. Sunday at 302 E. Purdue.

The Kenny Pruitt band will play a variety of music. Everyone is welcome to attend. The event is hosted by No. 1 Oklahoma Polka Club.

For more information, call Richard Patocka at (580) 234-4592.

Holler Back breakfast is scheduled Monday

Northwestern Alumni Association will host its Holler Back Breakfast Monday on the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Enid campus.

The Northwestern Foundation and Alumni Association staff will serve free doughnuts and coffee at 8 a.m.

All Northwestern students, faculty and staff are invited.

For more information, email Lizabeth Richey at or call (580) 327-8594.

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. Tuesday.