Oklahoma tourism events in May


Wednesday, April 25th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


Shakespeare Dinner Theater in the Park-May 4-5, Medicine Park
The state's oldest music hall, the Medicine Park Music Hall, will feature Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged, produced by Blue Moon Productions, May 4 and 5. For more information, call 580-529-2511 or visit www.medicinepark.com.

Tumbleweed Calf Fry-May 4-5, Stillwater
The Tumbleweed Calf Fry tradition continues May 4 and 5 with two days of great country concerts, dancing and calf fries/Rocky Mountain oysters, with bull riding Saturday. For information, tickets and t-shirts, call 405-377-0067 or visit www.calffry.com.

May Fair Arts Festival-May 4-6, Norman
The 27th Annual May Fair & Arts Festival will feature more than 60 fine arts and quality crafts exhibits. The event will include lots of food and a mix of live bands and performers. Features tailored to children include Kid's Day in the Park, art demonstrations, a Student Art Show, clowns, magicians and an exotic petting zoo. For more information, call 405-321-6464 or 405-329-8333, or visit www.assistanceleaguenor.com.

Fried Onion Burger Day Festival-May 5, El Reno
Ever seen a 750 pound burger? The world's largest fried onion burger-8 ½ feet in diameter-will be cooked over an open pit fire at El Reno's Fried Onion Burger Day Festival May 5. Festivities will feature a new motorcycle show, local entertainers, more than 200 antique and custom cars, a craft show, rides, games and more. Children's attractions include clowns, magicians, dancers, singers, a chalk art contest and an exotic petting zoo. For more information, contact Debbie Harrison at 405-262-8888.

Rural Heritage Festival-May 5, Perry
Antique tractors and a variety of pioneer agriculture and rural home skills will be presented while students wind a May Pole at the 7th Annual Rural Heritage Festival on May 5 at the Cherokee Strip Museum in Perry. Demonstrations will include a rope show, chuck wagon cooking, blacksmiths, wheat weaving, spinning, herbs and branding. Exhibits will include an 1893 Cherokee Strip Land Run camp and a one-room schoolhouse. Call 580-336-2405 for more information.

National Summit on the Future of American Musical Theater-May 10-12, Oklahoma City
Musical theater professionals including Grammy, Tony and Academy Award winners will gather at Oklahoma City University May 10 through May 12 for the National Summit on the Future of American Musical Theater. The public is invited to purchase a summit pass to look inside the world of musical productions. For ticket information, call 405-521-5316.

Legends of Rock Series: Leon Russell Concert-May 11, Medicine Park
Leon Russell will perform at the Medicine Park Music Hall May 11 as part of a Legends of Rock Concert Series. For more information, call 580-529-2511 or visit www.medicinepark.com.

Mother's Day at Roman Nose Resort Park-May 12-13, Watonga
Roman Nose State Park will host special events in honor of Mother's Day May 12 and 13. Saturday events include gardening, hand printing, stepping-stones and a half-day mother-and-child hike. A buffet will be available on Sunday. Please call 580-623-7281 for details.

An Outdoor Affair . . . the Philbrook Open-May 19, Tulsa
The Philbrook Museum of Art will hold a benefit golf tournament on the grounds of the museum May 19. Golfers are invited to participate, and non-golfers are invited to enjoy the country club-like setting with restaurants, full service bars, live music and dancing. Cost is $65 for Art After 5 Members and $75 for non-members. For more information, call 918-748-5331.

Memorial Day Programs at Sequoyah Bay State Park-May 25-28, Wagoner
Naturalist programs will be scheduled to celebrate Memorial Day at Sequoyah Bay State Park near Wagoner. For more information please call 918-772-2108.

Skelly Memorial Rodeo-May 25-27, Kenton
Black Mesa State Park will host the annual Skelly Memorial Rodeo at the Santa Fe Trail Trading Post Arena. Ranch rodeo teams from all over come to display their skills for the competition. Festivities include trail rides, a black powder shootout and live music entertainment. The rodeo will be held Sunday afternoon. For more information, please call 580-426-2412.

Discover Oklahoma Guthrie Jazz Banjo Festival Tour-May 26, Guthrie
KALEO Tours will offer a Discover Oklahoma Trip to the 10th Annual Guthrie Jazz Banjo Festival May 26. The festival features more than 200 of the world's best four-string banjo players. The tour package will include deluxe motor coach transportation, a parade, a boxed picnic lunch and tickets for the Banjo Festival and an evening concert. A KALEO tour director will accompany the group. For more information contact KALEO Tours at 405-631-9900 or toll free at 877-779-7796.

Chuck Wagon Gathering & Children's Cowboy Festival-May 26-27, Oklahoma City
The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum will provide lots of food and quality entertainment for the whole family 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 26 and 27 for its Annual Chuck Wagon Gathering & Children's Cowboy Festival. Ten authentic chuck wagon crews will prepare food. Other events will include live music, Shetland pony carousel rides, face painting, rope making, bandana designing, weaving, wood sculpturing, wire sculpture building, and stagecoach and covered wagon rides. For more information contact 405-478-2250, ext. 264.

Cherokee Artist Summer Showcase-May 12-August 25, Tahlequah
The Cherokee Heritage Center will host Cherokee Nation artists from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday from May 12 through August 25. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artisans, watch demonstrations and buy directly from the artisans. Many of these items are sought after by collectors and are only found within the Cherokee Nation. For more information, call 918-456-6007 or 888-999-6007.

Cherokee Heritage Center Traditional Arts Classes-Tahlequah
The Cherokee Heritage Center will continue traditional art classes throughout the year. Classes are taught by traditional, well-known Cherokee artisans and include topics such as stickball making, basket making, traditional clothing, traditional flint knapping (arrow points), blow gun and dart making, traditional beadwork and traditional deer hide tanning. For more information, call 918-456-6007 or (toll free) 888-999-6007.