FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2018
Contact: Tara Carr, Senior Marketing Manager
(Office) (405) 478-2250 ext. 284
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum invites community to the 28th annual Chuck Wagon Festival
Family-friendly Memorial Day festival links community to the American West.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum will host its 28th annual Chuck Wagon Festival May 26 – 27, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in what is the “must-do” Memorial Day Weekend event.
The festival offers delectable Chuck Wagon food samples from authentic turn-of-the-century wagons, live musical entertainment from Rodeo Opry, and family-friendly activities such as a petting zoo, artisan demonstrations, Western re-enactors, leather stamping, archery, face painting, craft stations, square dancing, photos with a longhorn, and more.
“The chuck wagon was America’s first food truck and remains an iconic symbol of the American West,” said President and CEO Natalie Shirley. “The other family-friendly activities connect people with the West of the past, but also very much the West of today. This weekend is one to be remembered for years to come!”
Admission is $15 and free for members and children 12 and under; $10 per person for families of Last Frontier Council Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. Family memberships start at $65 for a limited time only, which, for many families, is less expensive than purchasing festival tickets. Memberships are available for purchase at the event. All crafts and activities are free with admission, except food from The Museum Grill and souvenirs from The Museum Store.
The Dogwood Foundation returns as the presenting sponsor for the event. Additional support is provided by Shawnee Mills, Bimbo Bakeries, Rodeo Opry.
About the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is located only six miles northeast of downtown Oklahoma City in the Adventure District at the junction of Interstates 44 and 35, the state’s exciting Adventure Road corridor. The Museum offers annual memberships beginning at just $40. For more information, visit nationalcowboymuseum.org. For high-resolution images related to the National Cowboy Museum, visit nationalcowboymuseum.org/media-pics/.