The Oklahoma Ford Dealers host Wide-Open Wednesdays at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. The special promotion offers the public free admission every Wednesday from Aug. 7 through Nov. 13. This is the perfect opportunity to visit and learn about the legacies that have shaped the way Americans live today.
Live horse racing returns to Oklahoma City, Aug. 16 for Remington Park’s 2013 Thoroughbred Season. After the opening weekend, racing takes place each week, Wednesday-Saturday, and continues through Dec. 15. The first race begins at 7 p.m. from Aug.16-31 and then at 6:30 p.m. from Sept. 5-Dec. 15.
The 37th Annual Midsummer Nights’ Fair is one of the largest arts fairs in Norman, taking place the evenings of Aug. 23-24 from 6 to 11 p.m. This juried arts festival at Lions Park features 30 local, unique, high-quality artist booths that offer pottery, jewelry, glass, sculpture, woodworking and much more.
Every year, Old Germany Restaurant, the City of Choctaw and the Choctaw Chamber host Choctaw Oktoberfest under 30,000 square-feet of tents and pavilion at Choctaw Creek Park. Oktoberfest, Aug. 30-Sept. 7 features the best in German food, beer, wine, dancing and more. Admission is $5 for adults and children under 12 are admitted free.
The annual Loose Caboose Antique and Craft Festival is a one of a kind event held on Main Street in downtown Purcell from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 31. Enjoy a variety of booths, live music, food vendors and shop many wonderful antique and gift stores.
Each year, Oklahoma City Community College’s Arts Festival Oklahoma is a favorite Labor Day event in Oklahoma and one of the top arts and crafts shows in the Southwest. Join OCCC Aug. 31-Sept. 2 for this fun, free event with a variety of vendors, food booths, live music and much more.
For more information on these events or to request literature on Central Oklahoma Frontier Country, get coupons and see a full calendar of events, visit oktourism.com or call 405-232-6552.