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Apr 25, 2022

What are you doing in May?
We are discussing some of the fun events happening throughout Oklahoma during the month of May.  If you want to find something new to do this month, check out the show.
The German-American Society of Tulsa steps up by hosting the annual Germanfest, an authentic German experience you never thought could exist in Oklahoma. Guests are invited to sink their teeth into scrumptious German cuisine, dance happily to upbeat polka music and slam back a couple of German beers, among many other activities.
Tulsa is a city on the Arkansas River. It’s known for its art deco architecture, mostly in the central Deco District. Landmarks like the Philcade and Philtower buildings reflect a 20th-century construction boom fueled by the prosperous local oil industry.
The annual Oklahoma Steam Threshers and Gas Engine Association's show is held in Pawnee, Oklahoma during the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday in May. If your interests find themselves leaning you to the way things were done in the past,
On the western edge of Pawnee, Oklahoma, atop Blue Hawk Peak sits the Pawnee Bill Ranch Historic Site & Museum, the well-preserved dream home and ranch of Gordon Lillie (a.k.a. Pawnee Bill) and his wife, May Lillie. This picturesque historic site offers a wagon-load of family fun. Each summer, the ranch puts on Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show, an extravaganza in the Wild West show tradition. Other events such as the Oklahoma Steam Threshing & Gas Engine Show and the Pawnee Indian Veterans Powwow keep the town hopping. Downtown Pawnee is replete with century-old native stone buildings, unique shops and outstanding eateries such as Click's Steakhouse. Don't miss the well-appointed Pawnee County Historical Society Museum, with its special area devoted to Pawnee native Chester Gould, creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip.
An all-American event, the El Reno Fried Onion Burger Day Festival traces its origins back to Ross Davis, who owned and operated the Hamburger Inn on Route 66 in downtown El Reno. During the Depression, when onions were cheap but meat was expensive, Davis began adding shredded onion to five-cent meat patties in order to make the burgers look bigger. What resulted on the grill of the Hamburger Inn was a hamburger with a tremendous amount of flavor and the birth of a local tradition and delicacy.
The historic city of El Reno, Oklahoma lies at the crossroads of Route 66 and the Chisholm Trail, now known as U.S. Highway 81. Ride an authentic rail trolley through the historic downtown area, stop to shop the antique and specialty stores or savor one of El Reno's famous onion burgers. The burgers are so well-known that they've spawned the annual El Reno Fried Onion Burger Day Festival, where the world's largest onion burger is cooked and served to the crowd. Fort Reno is located four miles west of the city and hosts the Tombstone Tales each fall, featuring Buffalo Soldiers, Indian scouts and World War II German prisoners of war sharing their stories.
Kick-off the start of summer each May with a trip to the Stilwell Strawberry Festival and enjoy free strawberries and ice cream plus endless family-friendly entertainment. Bid on plump, ripe strawberries harvested from local crops in the annual strawberry auction, see which lucky lady is crowned this year’s Strawberry Queen or check out the Strawberry Festival Rodeo for exciting rodeo action. Nothing screams summer quite like biting into a Stilwell strawberry.
In 1949, the Oklahoma governor and legislature proclaimed Stilwell as the "Strawberry Capital of the World." Stilwell also serves as a gateway to Lake Tenkiller and Adair Park.
Make your way to Claremore for all the excitement of the annual Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo. Rodeo events include bull riding, barrel racing, team roping, mutton bustin' for the kids, rodeo clowns and a dance following the nightly performance. See area cowboys compete in steer wrestling, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and more. Vendors will be on-site to sell Western wear and goods to the crowds. Pick up a cowboy hat and secure a spot in the stands for the Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo, an action-packed event you won't want to miss. Rodeo queens will also be on hand to lead the opening ceremonies.
Claremore also offers a historic downtown area full of unique shopping and dining experiences, the Belvidere Mansion, Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs and the JM Davis Arms & Historical Museum, among other interesting sites to see and things to do.
The Chuck Wagon Festival will include Liichokoshkomo', the Museum's interactive outdoor addition showcasing the diversity of the West with inter-tribal native dwellings, a pioneer village and interactive natural history features. Native American food samples will be available.
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City is America's premier institution of Western history, art and culture. Founded in 1955, the Museum collects, preserves and exhibits an internationally renowned collection of Western art and artifacts while sponsoring dynamic educational programs to promote interest in the enduring legacy of the American West.
Oklahoma City embodies the Modern Frontier and defines its own future. A young city steeped in Native American and Western culture, openness, and an enterprising nature, OKC embraces its roots and continues to pave the way as a center of innovation and entrepreneurship.
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