Celebrate the official first day of summer with a guided summer walk at the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center. Constructed by Natives more than 1,000 years ago, the mounds offer a unique glimpse into ancient Oklahoma while the tour guide brings the stories surrounding their past to life. The tours run at 11am, 2pm and 7pm, […]
Join us in downtown McAlester for great eats and live entertainment at this year’s final installment of the Dancing Rabbit Music Festival. The show begins with the eclectic Texas quintet The Texas Gentlemen, followed by the soulful voice of singer/songwriter Shawn James and a sendoff by southern rock group Quaker City Night Hawks. Show up […]
The Choctaw people have gathered on the grounds of the Choctaw Capitol for many years during the Labor Day weekend to celebrate family, fellowship together and to honor Choctaw traditions. Enjoy cultural events like stickball games and the princess contest, concerts, arts and crafts, a free 5k run and much more!
Come one, come all to the Choctaw County Fair! Get caught up in the extravaganza of carnival rides, fantastic food and livestock shows. Plus, be sure to catch the America's Cover Miss® and Cover Boy® Harvest of Fun Pageant and the Farm Hand Olympics for even more entertainment. Best of all - it's free!
Saddle up for an exciting weekend during the Atoka Trail Riders 69th Annual UPRA Rodeo. Witness some of the toughest cowboys and cowgirls master their skills on the arena floor at this historic event through bronc and bull riding, steer wrestling, roping, barrel racing and more. Don't miss your chance to scoot your boots across […]
Four days almost isn’t enough to showcase all the excitement and entertainment packed into this all-American county fair. Feast your eyes on breathtaking artwork exhibits. Chow down on decadent carnival fare. Shop your way through booths featuring one-of-a-kind handcrafted items, then take in the fanfare at the livestock shows and judging contest. Admission is free!
The Bedouin Shrine Circus is coming to McAlester this September! Join us for a wild ride full of aerialists, jugglers, motorcycle jumpers, clowns and all your favorite circus animals. The family fun continues with elephant rides, bounce houses, face painting and plenty of photo opportunities. Don’t miss the show!
The Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center boasts the only prehistoric Native American archaeological site in Oklahoma that is open to the public. The Caddoan people who lived in the area from 900-1450 AD built 12 mounds along the Arkansas River, some of which line up with solstice and equinox sunsets. Learn about the importance of these […]
Calling all treasure hunters, hot rod fanatics, Wild West enthusiasts and chili connoisseurs! The Red Dirt Treasure Shootout Metal Detecting Festival is returning to McAlester for more prizes and more fun. Use your metal detector to unearth coins and prize tokens, including a shot at $10,000 in gold coins at Saturday's tournament! And that's just […]
Pumpkin spice and everything nice - that's what the 8th Annual Hugo Pumpkin Festival is made of. Catch all the autumn vibes with pumpkin painting and carving, scavenger hunts, hayrides, door prizes, fall photo ops and more. There's no shortage of activities for the kids, including bounce houses, an inflatable obstacle course, a giant jump […]
The forests in Choctaw Country are some of the country’s leading locations for Bigfoot sightings, and Bigfoot enthusiasts from all over the country gather in Honobia each year to celebrate, share stories, and learn more about the mysterious creature that has eluded us for generations. In addition to the popular Bigfoot Conference, the Honobia Bigfoot […]
Is there anything more beautiful than a field full of hot air balloons glowing against a brilliant autumn sunset? Bring the whole family out to the Poteau Balloon Festival this year for a fun-filled weekend packed with pet shows, arts and crafts, ATV races, kites and a plethora of other exciting activities. Admission gets you […]
You’d be hard-pressed to find a better way to celebrate the turning of the season than with a trip to the 35th annual Robbers Cave Fall Festival. From amusement rides, amazing food and live entertainment to pop-up shops featuring everything from soap to furniture and the ever-popular Fall Foliage Cruise car show, there’s truly something […]
Get your adrenaline rush on during the live, street races in downtown Hartshorne. Then, enjoy fun for the whole family with trunk-or-treating for the kids and a chance to meet some of your favorite drivers. All profits and proceeds from this beloved neighborhood event go right back into the community.
Awesome Adventures in Hugo has teamed up with the Endangered Ark Foundation to bring you the experience of a lifetime. Admission to this hands-on encounter with live elephants includes the unique opportunity to hand-feed and bathe these gentle giants, a one-on-one Q & A session with the experts in their field of study, a tour […]
Make plans to join us as we kick off Native American month with one of the nation's largest powwows. Experience the sights and sounds of dancers from all over the country. You won't want to miss it! November 4 Native November kickoff, Gourd Dance and Choctaw Day activities Choctaw Cultural Center 1919 Hina Hanta Way […]