DeadCenter Film Festival

Image result for deadcenter film festivalDeadCenter Film Festival is Oklahoma’s largest film festival and one of the “Top 20 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” and “Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” according to MovieMaker Magazine. In its 17th year in 2017, deadCenter Film Festival featured 115 different films over 4 days, and had over 25,000 attendees, “deadCenter” refers to the geographic location of the festival – in OKC – the “dead center” of the United States. When you come out to this event It’s a great chance to see exciting new short films, insightful documentaries, hilarious comedies, scary monster movies, and the best independent films from around the world and all over Oklahoma. Plus, you might just see a movie star or two. This festival happens every June and is a year round educational program and screenings throughout the year in partnerships with museums and various arts organizations. this festival is run by working filmmakers, deadCenter is designed to cater to the needs and wants of all types of filmmakers, from first time student short directors to established veterans like Spike Jonze, who opened our festival in 2010, or Nick Cassavetes, who served as judge for our 2011 festival. this event will happen on June 8th through the 11th 2017, and its free to the public.

2017 Fort Sill Summer Concert

Ticket price: $25 in advance and $35 at the gate

Come out and enjoy an exciting concert on 4th of July at the Polo Field on post and watch Maren Morris (who has won New Female Vocalist of the Year and was nominated for 6 Academy of Country Music Awards. Also there will be two other singers Aaron Watson and Chris Bullard). Tickets go on sale on May 8th, and the concert is open to the public! Gates will open at 5:30 pm and the concert will start at 6:30 pm, and the concert will be followed by a fireworks show.

SWOSU RODEO

 

Come out and watch the top collegiate cowboys and cowgirls from across the region compete in traditional rodeo events at this year’s SWOSU Rodeo in Weatherford. There are contestants from all over Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri who will compete for top prizes in this action-packed rodeo. Make your way to the SWOSU Rodeo for exciting arena competition that will include bareback riding, calf roping, breakaway roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing and bull riding. The top 10 in each event will return for the championship round Saturday night. The SWOSU Rodeo draws over 600 cowboys and cowgirls that compete for a wide range of prizes that include money, buckles, saddles and an opportunity to qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo.The event is produced by the Beutler & Son Rodeo Company and takes place at the B.O.P. Ram Rodeo Grounds at Don Mitchell Arena, which is the Southwestern team’s primary practice site. It will be held on the 6th through the 8th of April 2017 located at Don Mitchell Rodeo Arena Weatherford, OK 73096.

Bare Bone International Film Festival

If you love movies and old films this is the festival for you come out Muskogee Oklahoma on April 18-23, 2017 to this one and only film fest it has short films, documentaries, music videos, animated movies, comedies, dramas, sci-fi and horror films, thrillers and world cinema .  The Bare Bones International Film Festival showcases award-winning independent movies, screenplays and musicians. This film festival provides a platform for low-budget, independent movies from local, regional and international filmmakers. The Bare Bones International Film Festival takes place at various venues around Muskogee and features more than 150 movies, various panel discussions, educational seminars, a parade of classic cars, red carpet awards gala, live music and a movie poster art gallery. This grassroots festival plays host to more than 200 actors, screenwriters, directors and producers. It was founded in 1999 and has been named one of the top 25 indie film festivals in the country by MovieMaker magazine. The Bare Bones International Film Festival is open to the public. Located at the Roxy Theater & various venues 220 W Okmulgee Ave Muskogee, OK 74401.

Stillwell OKlahoma Strawberry Festival

This annual event has been held ever since the 1940s, as a way to promote the strawberries grown in the area. The annual Strawberry Festival in Stilwell has become one of Oklahoma’s most-loved hometown festivals. The Strawberry Festival attracts over 30,000 visitors each year to Stilwell, the “Strawberry Capital of the World,” with games, live entertainment and free strawberries and ice cream. The 66th annual festival will also feature a 5K run, carnival rides, plenty of vendor booths and the Strawberry Festival Rodeo, held Friday and Saturday evenings at the rodeo grounds located two miles north of Stilwell on Highway 59N. You wouldn’t want to miss the popular Strawberry Festival Parade featuring floats, marching bands, horses and more. The parade will be immediately followed by the crowning of this year’s Strawberry Queen. Stick around for a strawberry auction, midway games, arts and crafts, vendor booths and a wide variety of fair foods. Recognized as a nationally-celebrated event, Stilwell´s Strawberry Festival prides itself on family and friendly entertainment for all ages. Celebrate the annual strawberry harvest and small-town pride with live gospel and country music on the main entertainment stage, a strawberry recipe and baked goods contest and plenty of fresh, ripe strawberries.  Also make time during the festivities for the Strawberry Festival Car Show on Saturday as well. From 9am to 2pm, the street will be full of classic cars and trucks.  For a small entry fee, you can participate in the contest, or, of course, you can just sit back and enjoy the show.  There will be prizes for top car, top truck, top 50 vehicles, best pedal vehicle and an overall best in show.

Lawton Area Bowling Teams

Five Lawton area bowling teams placed at Regionals and State on the weekends of February 25th for Regionals and March 4th 2017 for State.

Placed at Regionals:  Elgin High Boys (4th), MacArthur Boys (2nd), Eisenhower Boys (1st), Lawton High Girls (2nd) and Eisenhower Girls (1st).

Placed at State: Eisenhower Boys (2nd) and Eisenhower Girls (1st)

Eisenhower Girls have put in a lot of effort and practice into this sport to win state. This practice has definitely payed off because they have won 5 years in a row against 132 teams in Oklahoma. If it wasn’t for all the hard work that the local area bowling teams and Coaches put in everyday, it wouldn’t be possible to have placed in Regionals and won State.

Waurika Annual Rattlesnake Hunt

 

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Come for the thrill of Waurika’s annual rattlesnake hunt on April 6-9 2017. Activities there will include carnival rides, games, food vendors, a flea market, thrill show and caravan hunting of Diamondback rattlesnakes. Have a “fangtastic” time as you witness snake handlers perform daring and courageous feats in a pit with live rattlesnakes. Have your picture taken with a live Diamondback rattlesnake in the on-site photo booth, or put your taste buds to the test with a helping of deep-fried rattlesnake meat. Snake meat, rattlers and hides will be up for sale. Join in the 5K or 1 mile fun run on Saturday. Prizes are awarded for the longest snake captured, the most rattles and more. Free Admission for everyone. Everyone is welcome come and bring your family and friends with you to this amazing event.

Address is:  Main Street  200 N Main Waurika, OK 73573

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