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Family fun is waiting at Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show

BY KIRBY SMITH, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry Modified: October 30, 2012 at 10:46 am •  Published: October 30, 2012

New to the stage is Fork and Knife; an old time duo featuring Pete Howard on fiddle and vocals and Matt Cartier on banjo, guitar, cello, vocals and feet. Pete’s prowess on the fiddle is complemented by Matt’s four-time winning jig dancing and claw hammer banjo playing. This duo will leave audiences tapping their feet.

The show’s food has a history of tastiness. This year the food takes a sweet turn with hand-churned ice cream added to the endless array of harvest favorites. Back by popular demand are fried green tomatoes, pork-o-bobs, big-foot toes, cowboy tacos and turkey legs.

Wash it all down with fresh apple cider or old-time root beer. The spread offers festival-goers a chance to sample unique and delicious foods.

Not to be overlooked is the natural scenery the festival’s location provides. The state park is home to many evergreens, and the changing colors of the area’s maple, oak and ash trees provide a stunning contrast among the greens. The vibrant hues of red, orange and gold foliage create the perfect setting for the festival and its variety of outdoor activities.

Admission to the festival is free. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, contact the Forest Heritage Center Museum at (580) 494-6497 or and visit