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Rodeos, fairs and other events all over Oklahoma will provide plenty of family-friendly opportunities to celebrate the Labor Day holiday and long weekend.
By Jessica Allison, For The Oklahoman Modified: August 28, 2014 at 6:33 pm •  Published: August 29, 2014

Rodeos, fairs and other events all over Oklahoma will provide plenty of family-friendly opportunities to celebrate the holiday and long weekend this Labor Day. Following are some of the activities scheduled.

Arts Festival Oklahoma

Peruse paintings, photography, pottery and other works of original art by artists from all around the country while enjoying live entertainment and concessions.

When: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday

Where: Oklahoma City Community College, 777 S May Ave.

Information:, 682-7576

How much: parking $5, admission free

Phantom Unmasked

The Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre will perform “The Phantom of The Opera” as a benefit to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which provides funds for Oklahomans living with AIDS and for AIDS research.

When: 7:30 p.m. Monday

Where: Freede Little Theatre at the Oklahoma City Civic Center, 201 N Walker Ave.

Information:, 848-3761

How much: $35 to $70

Kones for the Korral

Enjoy almost a dozen flavors of all-you-can-eat ice cream to support the OK Kids Korral. There also will be water slides, bounce houses and pony rides for the kids to get their energy out, as well as a stage with free entertainment and face painting.

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday

Where: Chatenay Square, 104th and Pennsylvania Avenue

Information:, 271-6552

How much: adults $8, children $3

Choctaw Oktoberfest in Choctaw

Never mind the fact that it’s a month early — enjoy the fact this authentic German celebration is happening over the long weekend. There will be plenty of German food, beer and music.

When: 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday, noon to midnight Saturday and Monday

Where: 1900 Harper Street, Choctaw

Information:, 390-8647

How much: Adults $5, kids under 12 free

Payne County Free Fair

Celebrate the 100th year of the Payne County Free Fair with carnival rides, a horse show, an old-fashioned horse pull, a pet parade and other activities.

When: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Where: Payne County Expo Center, 4518 Expo Circle E, Stillwater

Information:, 377-1275

How much: Free

Loose Caboose Festival

Vendors will sell a variety of items and creations including antiques, collectibles, art and more. There will be wine tastings and live entertainment as well as a car show.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Main Street, Purcell

Information:, 527-5214 or 527-0462

How much: Free

OU Sooners vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

Cheer for the Sooners as they take on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in their first game of the season.

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Where: Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, 180 W Brooks, Norman

Information:, 325-8200

How much: $49 to $500

PRCA Rodeo of Champions in Elk City

Elk City has hosted one of the most renowned rodeos in the state for decades. Partake in the tradition and watch cowboys and cowgirls compete in barrel races, horseback and bull riding, calf roping and more. A parade Saturday will begin at 2 p.m. at the corner of 7th Street and Main Street.

When: Rodeos begin 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday, Parade 2 p.m. Saturday.

Where: 2251 West A Ave., Elk City

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