Monday, September 21, 2015

Two Months and Counting of Festivals and Fun in Tulsa ~ Let the Holidays Begin ! Fall Festival Schedule ~ Markets

                                                  Save the Date
Tulsa Christkindlmarkt  !
Put it on your calendar today ! 
Meet your friends there
bring the children and grandparents too!


ChristKindlMarkt Tulsa !!
If you've never been
you have
been missing a little bit of
Old World European Christmas in Tulsa !
Save the Date !
At The German American Society of Tulsa GAST Center
Located just West of 15th and Lewis Avenue in Tulsa Oklahoma 
December 2015
4th 5th    6th
Friday  10am – 7pm
Saturday  10am – 5pm
Sunday   12pm to 5pm
This is an indoor traditional German Christmas Market
in the
Old World German style !
The German American Society of Tulsa
Christkindl Markt
IS a  Family Friendly Event
with German Hot Food,
German  Bakery, Puppet Show, 
The ChristKindl,

A Children’s Room,  
and of course,
Handmade Christmas Gifts for Everyone On Your List !
Let it Snow !
Come in from the Cold and Enjoy the first days of Christmas with the Tulsa German American Society ~
like going back to Germany ~
in Tulsa !
A Christmas Market for Young and Old  !
Yes, Mom will have a FREE Gift for the Children
Weihnachtsmarkt Tulsa 2015
For additional information
Contact the GAST Center
Ph 918 744 6997
Or visit
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Local to your mailbox !
From the end of Fall through Halloween,
this is what The Tulsa World has
for Festivals and Markets in the Tulsa Area :
"As summer starts to fade, northeast Oklahoma’s fall festivals take off. From now through the end of October, here are the festivals to look forward to every weekend. Mark your calendars.

Sept. 3-6

Cherokee National Holiday
The Cherokee National Holiday in Tahlequah celebrates the signing of the Cherokee Nation Constitution in 1839. This annual event is a celebration of Cherokee heritage and cultural awareness. Find a huge intertribal powwow, traditional games, food and vendors.

Sept. 3-7

Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival
Council House Road, Tuskahoma
Celebrate Choctaw culture with this nearly weeklong festival at the Choctaw capitol grounds. Free music this year includes Neal McCoy, Chris Young, Easton Corbin, Matt Maher, Jason Crabb and Reba McEntire.

Sept. 4-6

Backwoods Music & Camping Festival
Stroud, near Route 66 at the Tatanka Ranch
Backwoods is a three-day music and art festival that started as a gathering of local artists and musicians in the woods and has grown to be one of the largest camping festivals in the state.

Sept. 4-6

Dusk ‘til Dawn Blues Festival
OK Blues Hall of Fame, 701 DC Minner St., Rentiesville
See 30 bands with more than 200 musicians on three stages. Experience the birthplace of blues legend DC Minner and discover Oklahoma’s unique blues heritage.

Sept. 5

PostOak Wine and Jazz Festival
PostOak Lodge and Retreat, 5323 W. 31st St. North, Tulsa
Sample some of the state’s and the country’s finest wine while enjoying food from local vendors and musicians playing sweet jazz into the summer night for the first PostOak Wine and Jazz Festival. Headliners include Bill Champlin and Grady Nichols among many more.


Tulsa’s Great Raft Race
To the delight of all those who remember the Great Raft Race that ran from 1973 to 1991, this classic event returns and is bringing recreation back to the Arkansas River. Tulsa’s Young Professionals is partnering with KRMG and presenting sponsor AEP-PSO on the beloved event.
The original KRMG Great Raft Race was known for drawing more than 600 rafts and more than 150,000 spectators to the banks of the river.

Sept. 10-12

Bluegrass and Chili Festival
Claremore Expo Center, 400 Veterans Parkway
Sample some of the best chili in Oklahoma made by cooking teams during the Mid-America Regional Chili Cook-Off. Bring your lawn chairs, pick up a cool drink from a festival vendor and enjoy three stages of free local, regional and national performance artists.

Sept. 16-20

Walnut Valley Festival
1105 W. Ninth Ave., Winfield, Kansas
Called a “picker’s paradise,” the Walnut Valley Festival is five days of camping with some of the best bluegrass and folk players around. Along with a full lineup that includes many Oklahomans, it offers several contests for players. Ticket and camping information is at

Sept. 17-19

Tulsa Greek Festival
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1206 S. Guthrie Ave.
The highlight of this event is the food. Sample traditional Greek dishes including gyros, souvlaki, spanakopita, tiropita and more. Scrumptious bakery items will be offered such as baklava, finikia and loukoumades. Witness dancers of all ages in ethnic costume perform traditional dances throughout the festival.

Sept. 17-20

Rock ‘N Rib Festival
Outside the BOK Center on Third Street, downtown Tulsa
Barbecue teams from across the country showcase their award-winning recipes at the annual Rock ‘N Rib Festival. This year, the event features an interactive children’s area offering face-painting, games and inflatables.

Sept. 18-20

River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Ave.
Scotfest is Oklahoma’s celebration of Celtic history and heritage. Don’t miss the Highland Games, featuring a caber toss, hammer throw, sheaf tossing and more.

Sept. 18-19

Gatesway Balloon Festival
Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs, 20900 S. 4200 Road, Claremore
Come to this balloon festival near Claremore to enjoy balloon competitions, live entertainment, arts and crafts, vendors, and plenty of food.

Sept. 18-19

Illinois River Jam
Peyton’s Place, 10298 N. Oklahoma 10, Tahlequah
Some of the region’s best folk and Americana singer-songwriters will gather on the banks of the Illinois for an early fall weekend of pickin’ by the river. Performers include Samantha Crain, Kyle Reid, Paul Benjaman, Kierston White, Levi Parham and Travis Linville. More at

Sept. 19

Guthrie Green, 111 E. M.B. Brady St.
Local restaurants will compete to see who has the most flavorful and creative use for oysters at the return of Oysterfest. Taste their samples while listening to local music. Those brave enough can enter the oyster-eating contest. More at

Sept. 24-26

Medicine Stone Music Festival
Diamondhead Resort, 12081 Oklahoma 10, Tahlequah
Nestled on the banks of the Illinois River at the Diamondhead Resort in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, this three-day jubilee is a “Red Dirt” reunion.

Sept. 25

An Evening of Wine & Roses
Tulsa Garden Center
The event features more than 180 wines and spirits, along with appetizers and desserts from 40 Tulsa restaurants in the historic Tulsa Municipal Rose Garden. Reservations required, deadline is Sept. 18.

Sept. 26

Race for the Cure
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer.

Oct. 1- 11

Tulsa State Fair
Expo Square, Tulsa Fairgrounds, 4145 E. 21st St.
The Tulsa State Fair entertains festivalgoers with a large array of carnival rides, midway games, attractions, free concerts, creative art displays and much more. Find all of your favorite foods on a stick and take in a variety of agricultural exhibits, numerous kitchen demonstrations and vendor booths galore.

Oct. 2-31

Haunted Castle Halloween Festival
The Castle of Muskogee, 3400 W. Fern Mountain Road, Muskogee
Find thrills for the entire family at the Haunted Castle Halloween Festival in Muskogee. From the sinister, fog-shrouded forest to the carnival atmosphere of Halloween Land, there are performances and activities for all ages.

Oct. 3

McNellie’s Harvest Beer Festival
First Street and Elgin Avenue
Enjoy a celebration of brewed beverages at the McNellie’s Harvest Beer Festival outside the popular downtown pub. Find information at

Oct. 3

National Indian Taco Championship
210 W. Main St., Pawhuska
Savor some of the best traditional tacos around with perfectly fresh fry bread at the annual National Indian Taco Championship, which also features Native American dance demonstrations, music, crafts and more.

Oct. 9-11

Brush Creek Bazaar
10900 S. Louisville Ave., Tulsa
Enjoy shopping, entertainment and carnival activities at an outdoor festival featuring more than 100 vendor booths with everything from decor and soap to candles and clothing.

Oct. 10

Art on Main
Downtown Jenks
Celebrate Oklahoma art, wine and jazz in historic downtown Jenks.

Oct. 11

Temple Israel, 2004 E. 22nd Place
Visit Temple Israel in Tulsa to celebrate Jewish life at ShalomFest. This annual, one-day Tulsa tradition features food, music, entertainment, a children’s area and more.

Oct. 16

First Draft
Taste beers from local brewers and some of the best craft beers in the U.S. Proceeds assist the Tulsa Press Club’s mission to support journalism education.

Oct. 17

Eat Street Food Truck Festival
Second Street and Elgin Avenue
Sample some of Tulsa’s best cuisine via food truck at the Eat Street Food Truck Festival. Held in the Blue Dome District, this one-day festival will feature tons of delicious food, as well as live music and local art.

Oct. 18

Fall Harvest Festival & Feast
Justin Thompson Restaurants will host the fall festival from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., behind 624 Kitchen & Catering on the Chapman Green. The free festival is designed to bring our communities – farmers and families – together by hosting a fun filled event for all in celebration of the arrival of fall. The festival will have a Kid Zone, farmer’s market, lots of food vendors, a doggie costume contest, a pie bake contest, a brat eating contest, a pumpkin carving/decorating contest, and a grape stomp. In addition there will be live music, a beer garden, and a food & coat drive.
At 4 p.m. the festival shuts down in preparation for the feast. The chefs of Justin Thompson Restaurant Group will present a plated wine dinner at 6 p.m. inspired by autumn. Tickets for the feast cost $125. All proceeds of the event benefit Youth Services of Tulsa. For more information, visit

Oct. 22-25

Tulsa Oktoberfest
River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Ave.
Tulsa’s Oktoberfest at River West Festival Park has become known as one of the biggest and best in the country. German music acts will be flown in from as far as 6,000 miles away to entertain visitors this year.
And with soft pretzels, sausages and pastries, there’s plenty of German food for the tasting. Multiple tents offer an array of domestic and imported brews. Where else can you do the chicken dance?

Oct. 27-31

Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E. 36th St. North
This not-too-scary event is suitable for all ages and attracts thousands of visitors to the zoo for trick-or-treating and Halloween fun.

Oct. 31

Brookside District
Dress up in your favorite costume and head to South Peoria Avenue in Tulsa for a pancake breakfast, children’s costume contest, pet costume contest and trick-or-treating. "     

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