Have you got that old western itch? We’ve got your old western fix, free of charge.
Coming soon is the Yukon Chisholm Trail Festival at The Mollie Spencer Farm like you’ve never experienced before! We spoke to Jenna Roberson with the City of Yukon to find out the who, what, where, and why that you’ve been wanting to know.
According to Roberson, the name of the festival has been changed in an effort to simplify the event. It still has the crawfish you love, but this time, the festival is loaded with fun games, crafts, entertainment, and lots of food.
There will be live music featuring artists such as Casey & Minna, Travis Wackerly & Honey Creek Pass, Core Country, and more. Live acts will include traditional dances, the Oklahoma Kid, mock battles, story reenactors, and others. For the younger cowpokes, there are crafts, pony rides, and a petting zoo in the Kid’s Korral.
“I always love the fire-breathers!” says Roberson about America’s Favorite Wild West Show, complete with trick roping, and steer riding. This show will be held at 11am and 4pm performed by the Hanlon-Lees Action Theater from Oklahoma.
For those with a love for competition, this event fills that need. There are pie-eating contests, crawfish races, cow milking contests, and more. The contests will be held twice so you don’t miss any of the other fun!
Food is a big part this year, not only is there still crawfish but also other Cajun foods, as well as an all new Chuck Wagon Tasting. The Chuck Wagon Tasting is a brand new event featuring several different wagons filled with traditional country style food. To participate, bracelets are only $10 for adults and $5 for kids.
For more information on the Chisholm Trail Festival, click here to go to the City of Yukon’s website.
This event is sponsored by: Kirkpatrick Family Fund, Kirkpatrick Oil Company, The Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, OG&E, Smith and Turner Mortuary, Integris Canadian Valley Hospital, BancFirst, Spanish Cove Retirement Village, Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services, YNB, Maguire O’Hara Construction, the City of Yukon, and the Chisholm Trail Preservation Society.
So giddy up for gunfights, gallops, and good times.