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Road Trip Oklahoma Visits Shawnee's Boo On Bell

Shawnee's 13th annual Boo On Bell fall family fun festival takes over downtown on October 26th and 27th with plenty of spook-tacular fun for all ages. More>>

Fun Facts About Shawnee and Boo On Bell

  • Shawnee is named after the Shawnee Indian tribe and began in 1892 with a population of approximately 250 people.
  • Boo On Bell began in 1999 and is celebrating its 13th Anniversary this year.
  • Shawnee is home to two private universities, St. Gregory’s University and Oklahoma Baptist University.
  • The Ritz Theatre which still shows live theatre and musical productions is the oldest theatre in Oklahoma to be owned by one family.
  • Actor Brad Pitt, astronaut Leroy Gordon Cooper and former Oklahoma governor Brad Henry as well as many others have lived in Shawnee at one time or another.
  • The Santa Fe Depot that houses the Pottawatomie County Historical Society and Museum is one of the most photographed buildings in Oklahoma.
  • Beard Street is named after Shawnee founder John Beard who built the towns oldest dwelling, Beard Cabin in 1981.

Schedule of Events »

Friday, October 26, 2012


Sips Downtown Kafe

  • 8:30am-10:30am-Marketing Street Team at Sips
  • 9:00am-10:00am: Meet and Greet with Lauren Nelson


Billy Boy’s BBQ

  • 11:00am-12:30pm: Meet and Greet with Meteorologists Nick Bender and Lacey Swope
  • 11:00am-2:00pm-Marketing Street Team at Billy Boys BBQ
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm: Meet and Greet with Amanda Taylor and Kelly Ogle

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