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This family favorite offers Chuck Wagon and Native American food samples, as well as live musical entertainment from Oklahoma Opry, family-friendly activities and the chance to explore the Museum – both indoors and outdoors. It’s a Memorial Day Weekend tradition you won’t want to miss!

Advance Tickets are on sale now!

Discounted Pricing: Purchase your advance tickets for $15 and save $5 per ticket. Free for members.

 Tickets are valid for a single day’s admission and can be used for either Saturday, May 25 or Sunday, May 26. For any questions, please call (405) 443-3742.

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Participating Chuck Wagons and Indigenous food samples

Big Pasture, El Reno, OK

Little Dixie, Choctaw, OK

Crosstimber, Mustang OK

Honey-Do Spoiler, Pampa, TX

Rafter JB, Cambridge, KS

Five D Ranch, Texarkana, AR

Circle L, Texarkana, AR

The Wolf’s Plate Catering
Arthur “Sonny” Fields

Stage Entertainment Saturday, May 25

Musical Entertainment Provided by Oklahoma Opry • Stage Emcee Cowboy Jim Garling

11:00 Kyle Dillingham

12:00 Western Tales with Al Bostick

1:00 Clancy Davis

2:00 Dr. H.P. Hedgethickett, III, Esq. Medicine Show

Entertainment and offerings subject to change

Stage Entertainment Sunday, May 26

Musical Entertainment Provided by Oklahoma Opry • Stage Emcee Cowboy Jim Garling

11:00 Mallory Eagle

12:00 Dr. H.P. Hedgethickett, III, Esq. Medicine Show

1:00 Wyatt Zane

2:00 Western Tales with Al Bostick

Entertainment and offerings subject to change

Activities Saturday & Sunday

Hank the Cowdog Author John R. Erickson (Saturday Only)
Special Events Center • 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. • Book signing 12:30 -1:30 and 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 pm

Hank the Cowdog Author John R. Erickson (Saturday Only)

Hear from John R. Erickson, best known as the author of the beloved Hank the Cowdog series of books, audiobooks, and stage plays. Hank the Cowdog merchandise is available in Persimmon Hill and at the Wagon. Shop online at PersimmonHillStore.com

Ladies’ Frontier Fashion with Mrs. Davis
Gardens

Ladies’ Frontier Fashion with Mrs. Davis

Visit Mrs. Davis and see her designs of women’s wear for farm and frontier. You might also find Mr. Davis sitting outside the tent whittling!

Bill Pickett (Saturday) and Buffalo Soldier (Sunday)
Various Locations

Bill Pickett (Saturday) and Buffalo Soldier (Sunday)

On Saturday, keep your eye out for Bill Pickett, rodeo cowboy, famous for (among other things) introducing bulldogging to modern rodeo. Sunday, look for the Buffalo Soldier, a member of the U.S. Army cavalry and infantry regiments of Black men that served from 1867 – 1869.

Seminole and Cherokee Fur Trader Camp
In gardens by the Rodeo circle

Seminole and Cherokee Fur Trader Camp

Engage with historical interpreters as they illustrate what makes up an 18-century Seminole and Cherokee fur trader camp.

Dutch Oven Cookin’
Annie Oakley Society Events Center • Saturday Noon and 2:30 p.m. • Sunday 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Dutch Oven Cookin’

Want to learn how to use your Dutch Oven? Listen to Luann Sewell Waters share the tips and tricks for creating your own delicious dish! Waters has more than 25 years’ experience teaching workshops and seminars across the United States.

Gallery Spotlight – Traditional Seminole Outfit
Joe Grandee Museum of the Frontier West Gallery

Gallery Spotlight – Traditional Seminole Outfit

Listen as Jake Tiger (Seminole) discusses the traditional Seminole outfit he created, modeled from a painting of Seminole leader Osceola. Tiger will share about fur trade and Seminole culture.

 Western Dance for All Abilities
Sam Noble Special Events Center • Saturday 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m • Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Western Dance for All Abilities

Join instructors from Aspiring Attitudes, an inclusive dance studio located in Oklahoma City, as they teach and lead dances for those with all skills and abilities. Come kick up your dancin’ boots!

Stagecoach Mary
Wells Fargo Stagecoach

Stagecoach Mary

Meet Stagecoach Mary Fields, a pioneer who was the first Black woman to be a star-route mail carrier.

Artisan Demonstrations
Various Locations

Artisan Demonstrations

“Art of a Cowboy” Steve Boaldin, Painter

John Rule, Sculptor

Neil Garrison, Flintknapper

Beverly Huggins Kirk, Quilt Historian-Artist

John Brown (Muscogee Nation), Dugout Canoe

Yonavea Hawkins (Caddo Nation, Delaware Nation and Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma), Beadwork

BasketWeavers Guild of Oklahoma

Oklahoma Chisholm Trail Leather Guild

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Special access: Enjoy unlimited visits to exhibitions, immersive installations, member exclusive events and a copy of our quarterly Museum newsletter Find Your West.

Discounted Pricing: Members receive a 15% discount at The Museum Grill and Persimmon Hill as well as special member pricing for Annual Museum Events.

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