WILBURTON — There's excitement in the air as the Robbers Cave State Park prepares for the Robbers Cave & Oklahoma Performing Arts Festival, which runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 21. There will be three stages set up at the Nature Center area, each with a variety of musical acts, specialty performances and local talent.
The list of performers includes the Pryor Musical Theater Group with kids from Kinta, Stigler and Wilburton.
There will be jugglers, singing groups, impersonators and dancers. The headlining act will be Ezrah Noelle, also known as “Oklahoma's Sweetheart,” who performs at The Clay Cooper Theater in Branson, Mo.
Other groups include The Alversons with Southern gospel singing, and Scott and Leigh Anne Kniess who preformed with the Dolly Parton Dixie Stampede and the Pine Mountain Jamboree.
Admission is free and food vendors will offer hot dogs, hamburgers, Indian tacos, funnel cakes and other delicious meal and snack items. Festival producers are bringing in six inflatables for the kids.
There'll also be a variety of booths, 20 in all, to sell interesting and unusual items and souvenirs. Bring your lawn chairs.
This event will be held rain or shine.
Daniel Parks works as evening park attendant at Robbers Cave State Park. He is also the volunteer Scout camp coordinator.