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What to do in Oklahoma on Oct. 27, 2012: Attend the Pumpkinville Halloween Party in Oklahoma City or the Sorghum Day Festival in Wewoka

by Brandy McDonnell Published: October 27, 2012
Parents and children enjoy Pumpkinville at the Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City, OK, Saturday, October 13, 2012, By Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman
Parents and children enjoy Pumpkinville at the Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City, OK, Saturday, October 13, 2012, By Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman

Pumpkinville Oklahoma City, OK

Today’s featured events:

Check out Pumpkinville, the new autumn wonderland in the Children’s Garden at the Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Wednesday.

Activities include pumpkin decorating, more crafts, hourly cider pressing, story times and more.

Adults and children are encouraged to come in costume for the Pumpkinville Halloween Party for youngsters from 4 to 6 p.m. today.

To read The Oklahoman’s Zeke Campfield’s recent Pumpkinville feature, click here.

For more Halloween-theme events, click here. For more Pumpkinville information, go to www.myriadgardens.org.

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Dan Houser harvests sorghum for the 2010 Sorghum Day Festival. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman Archives
Dan Houser harvests sorghum for the 2010 Sorghum Day Festival. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman Archives

37th Annual Sorghum Day Festival Wewoka, OK

WEWOKA – Take in art and photography contests, a car show, a parade, a rodeo and, of course, the syrup at the 37th Annual Sorghum Day Festival.

“We put it on the fry bread, the Indian fry bread,” local grower Dan Houser told The Oklahoman’s Ken Raymond. “It tastes so good.”

Festival activities are offered at and near the Seminole Nation Museum, 524 S Wewoka. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. The event is being hosted by the museum and the city of Wewoka’s Chamber of Commerce.

This year’s entertainment, provided by the Oklahoma Arts Council, will include nationally acclaimed storytellers Will Hill and Jehnean Washington and teaching artist Albert Gray Eagle, who will provide instruction on flute-making.

Visitors will enjoy American Indian arts and crafts exhibitions, participatory art projects (such as mask making), regional foods and traditional American Indian dancing and music, as well as the 5k walk/run, parade and vendor offerings.

To read more of Ken’s interesting feature on the festival, click here. For more information, go to www.cityofwewoka.com/festivals.html.

For more events, go to www.wimgo.com.

-BAM

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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