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Published: October 3, 2012
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EVENTS

Taste of Bricktown returns

Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark will host Taste of Bricktown from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday for its annual celebration of restaurants, businesses and community of the Bricktown area.

Participating restaurants range from Mickey Mantle's Steakhouse to Fuzzy's Taco Shop and will offer a sampling of some of their most popular dishes. Matt Stansberry and the Romance will provide live musical entertainment, and children can choose from activities such as an area with inflatables, face painting and more.

This year, Taste of Bricktown will offer VIP tickets for the first time, which includes tastings from 22 Bricktown restaurants, complimentary beer and a special wine and cheese tasting in the Legends Lounge of the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. General admission tickets include tastings from the Bricktown restaurants and two complimentary drink tickets, which are good for beer or soda.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door for general admission and $50 for VIP tickets. Children 12 and younger get in free. Tickets can be bought online at www.welcometobricktown.com or by phone at 236-8666. Free parking is available in the parking lot east of the ballpark.

6 Degrees of Bacon

Downtown OKC Inc. will host 6 Degrees of Bacon, sponsored by COOP Ale Works and the Oklahoma Pork Council, from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 18 in the enclosed parking garage at 1115 N Harvey.

MidTown restaurants will gather to provide bacon lovers a sampling of delicious bacon-inspired dishes. There also will be a bacon art show and silent auction, winetasting, COOP beertasting, cash bar for cocktails, music by DJ D-Lo and a raffle for bacon-flavored gifts.

The event is a fundraiser for the MidTown Association. Cost is $20 in advance and $30 at the door. For tickets, call 235-3500 or go to 211 N Robinson, Suite 225, in Leadership Square.

Watonga Cheese Festival is Oct. 12-13

The 36th annual Watonga Cheese Festival and Art Show is Oct. 12 and 13. Hosted by the Watonga Chamber of Commerce, the Oklahoma favorite offers attractions for people of all ages and interests. Admission to the family friendly event is $5 and free for children younger than 12.

The two-day cheese festival features live entertainment, crafts, and an art show located in the sanctuary of Oasis Church on Main Street. A bevy of cheese-related activities, including tastings and cooking contests, will unfold throughout downtown. Oklahoma wines will be served to adults.

The Watonga Cheese Festival kicks off at 10 a.m. Oct. 12 with an opening ceremony at Centennial Park, on the corner of West Main and Leach Street. Other activities at the festival include the Classic Car show, Rat Race (sanctioned 5k, 1k and one-mile fun run the morning of Oct. 13), games, rides and amusements for kids of all ages. The big event Oct. 13 is the annual Cheese Festival Parade at noon. Hours for the Watonga Cheese Festival are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. For more information, call (580) 623-5452 or go to watongacheesefestival.com.

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