Local Area EventsListing Calendar
Oklahoma Renaissance Festival
Travel to Muskogee (35 miles) and step back in time to days of old with King Henry VIII, Queen Margaret of Scotland, the Royal Court, jousters, jesters, jugglers, magicians, musicians and minstrels. Delight your taste buds with the wonderful and unique foods of the day. Browse through the more than 100 handcrafted booths with one of a kind items. This event is held every Saturday and Sunday in the month of May.
Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival
DC Minner's annual Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival features over 30 bands, 3 stages, 3 days of some of the best music in the world! Just a few miles north of Checotah, you can come join the fun for the entire family. $15 for the day and kids are FREE!
Living Legends Rodeo
Held Labor Day weekend in Henryetta, the Rodeo Cowboy Capital of the World (15 miles), this rodeo represents the finals of the IPRA "Twister Series". See all the traditional rodeo events as cowboys and cowgirls compete for Championship titles.This outstanding International Professional Rodeo Association-sanctioned rodeo pays tribute to all rodeo cowboys of Oklahoma. Come to the Living Legends Rodeo in Henryetta, the "Rodeo Cowboy Capital of the World." on Labor Day weekend to see cowboys compete in traditional rodeo events such as bareback riding, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and team roping.
Suddenly the throb of drumbeats and the high pitch of a voice pierce the late summer morning. Soft breezes flutter the flags carried by the honor guard as they appear in the arena from the East. The eyes catch the brilliant whirl of hundreds of feathers put into motion by the fancy footwork of the dancer. The Pow Wow has begun.
The Pow Wow is an educational experience for visitors and an opportunity for participants to celebrate through dance, drumming and singing, food, and art, the great heritage of the American Indian. Held in Eufaula, it's worth the 25 miles drive to see!
Jim Shoulders Spring Round-up Rodeo
The action starts Labor Day weekend - great rodeo entertainment!
Katy Depot Annual Quilt Show
Held annually at the Katy Depot museum in Checotah stop by to see the local talent and a part of our history. The depot now holds a collection of the town's heritage including railroad, pioneer businesses, cowboys and Indians, military and the Civil War Battle of Honey Springs memorabilia. Other features are the M.K.T. Caboose #205, a 14 Flag historical display, the Paul Henry Carr Monument, and a scale model of USS CARR (FFG-52) a Guided Missile Frigate which honors the WWII Hero from Checotah.