Friday, October 24, 2014

Weekend Roundup

Friday-October 24

First United Methodist Church Fall Carnival
4:30 p.m.- Dark

The First United Methodist Church located at 13th and MacAruther is having their Fall Carnival on Friday the 24th from 4:30 p.m. to dark. All of the proceeds are going to support Shawn Kidd and his family. (He is battling brain cancer for the second time.) Admission is $5 per child and includes: hay ride, human Foosball, inflatables, face painting, dunk tank, Velcro wall, carnival games, and pony rides. There will also be a silent auction, chili cook-off and pumpkin carving contest. A movie will start at dusk.

Saturday October 25

Meet Your Spirit Squad-Walmart
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Our local Spirit Squad will be at Walmart to pose for pictures with the kids and will receive a complimentary autographed print from the Walmart Photo Center.

Saturday October 25 

Kiamichi Quilt Show -St. John's Catholic Church
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Admission $3.00
The annual quilt show is this Saturday and will feature various vendors, crafts and of course food!

Friday October 24- Sunday October 26 

Home and Ranch Show 
Southeast Expo
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

From TravelOk

"Head to McAlester's Ranch & Home Show to meet some swamp celebrities and shop more than 100 home and outdoor vendors. This Southeast Expo event traditionally welcomes famous home and ranch personalities. Previous special guests include Liz and Jessica from History Channel's Swamp People. Vendors will offer supplies and information to help you tackle your next home, ranch, garden or outdoor project. You can also find a special gift for those hard to buy or treat yourself with hand selected craft & gift booths."

Saturday October 25

Trick or Treat Party in the Street
Downtown McAlester 

This event features games, goodies, costume, and tons of fun. Please see attached flyer for all the details.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Holiday Arts & Craft Show

The Holiday Arts & Craft Show is coming up in November. Vendors call Clara for an application at 918-424-2539

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Flea Market

Pride in McAlester's Flea Market offers a wide array of items for sale. They are located at 319 E. Choctaw Avenue. Their hours are Wednesday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Annual Free Haircuts

The Barber Shop located at 1411 E. Carl Albert Parkway is holding their annual free haircuts.  They will accept donations but not mandatory. All proceeds to benefit Disabled American Veterans Pittsburg County Chapter 20.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Weekend Roundup

Free Showing of The Hornet's Nest
S. Arch Thompson 10/17 at 6:30 p.m.

Robbers Cave Fall Festival/Haunted Hay Rides
Wilburton, OK

The Annual Robbers Cave Fall Festival is always a favorite including over 200 arts and craft vendors, amusement rides, entertainment state, and great food and drinks.

The classic car and truck show is on Saturday only.

The Haunted Hayrides take guests through the Haunted Forest. Rides last about 30 minutes and leave the stables between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night.

Annual Poteau Balloon Festival
LeFlore County Fairgrounds, Poteau Oklahoma

This annual hot air balloon festival features tethered balloon rides and glows, arts and crafts, games, a mud pit race, carnival rides, and much more.

There are several other events that happen in conjunction with this one. Armbands are good for Friday and Saturday and include the following shows: MX Freestyle Team, Derek Cook FMX, Indian Territory Pistoliers, Little Ms & Mr. Balloon Fest, Magician Jonathan Meyer,  pet contests and Rumble on the River Mud Race. The following rides and attractions will require additional costs and are not included with gate admission:  helicopter rides, Mean Machine monster truck rides, tethered balloon rides, carnival rides, camel rides and exotic animal petting zoo and the LJ Jenkins "Ride for the ATV" Finale Saturday night bull riding event. Exact times on hot air balloon flights may vary due to weather conditions. Thanks TravelOK!

4th Annual Choose your Chili event
New Beginnings Church, McAlester

Dress up in western attire and join New Beginnings Church for their choose your chili event which includes: cake walks, pie eating contests, and a truck giveaway

Friday, October 10, 2014

Weekend Roundup

Fall Cleanup
Former National Guard Armory Parking Lot -3rd and Taylor
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.Sunday 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m

Lowe's Build and Grow Workshop
Haunted House
Saturday 10:00 a.m. you can still register here.

Wright City Lumberjax Festival
City Park-Wright City, OK
Saturday 10:00-4:00
Celebrating forestry, this festival features competitive sawing events, and offers many other activities such as:  5k run, softball tournament, arts and crafts, bingo, face painting, games, inflatables, food vendors, and talent show.

Hard Times Festival
Join the citizens of Hartshorne as they recall the Depression years.  Enjoy cheap eats, share the streets with gangsters, hobos, and various citizens in period dress.  Lots of activities including relay-races, contests, fashion show, arts and crafts, and more.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Weekend Roundup

There's so much fun stuff to do this weekend and not enough time. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Enjoy.

Wild West Festival
Saturday October 4,
 N. Main Street-Old Town McAlester

Live Music, Wild West Shows, Kid's Corral, Antiques, Great Food and more!!!

Wild Color Stampede 5k Run
Saturday @ 10:00 a.m. $30-(not sure if you can register there at the Whistle Stop Bistro)

Deer Festival and Outdoor Show
Pushmataha County Fairgrounds
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Displays of hunting and fishing equipment, chili cook-off arts & crafts, live entertainment and more!

Saturday and Sunday
Fall Cleanup-Former National Guard Armory Parking Lot -3rd and Taylor
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.