June 25, 2020

Fall in Central Oklahoma’s Frontier Country!

Looking for a fun filled October weekend?  Look no further then Norman, October 20-21! Get your family and friends together for two-days of activities in central Oklahoma’s Frontier Country!

Frontier Country Marketing Association promotes tourism for the 12 central counties of Oklahoma. We’ve put together a fun-filled weekend to get excited about.

FRIDAY, October 20 – Mix on Main

Gather, shop, and eat at the second annual Mix on Main Event. Taking place from 6-9 p.m. and stretching from 24th Avenue NW to Mercedes Drive along Main Street, enjoy a food truck, live music, family-friendly fun, appetizers, and more in a festive atmosphere. No admission fee.

SATURDAY, October 21 – National Weather Festival    120 David L Boren Blvd.

Take in a tour of the National Weather Center, enjoy activities for all ages, the storm chaser car show and hourly weather balloon launches. Amateur radio operators will demonstrate the role they play before, during and after a tornado, hurricane or other disasters.  The festival runs from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. No Admission fee.

SATURDAY, October 21 – 5th Annual Oklahoma Wine Walk & Brew Fest | 3700 W. Robinson St.

Don’t miss the chance to attend! This event allows you to discover new wines, new beer, delicious food, local entertainment and vendor booths from 1:30-7:30 p.m.

The festival takes place in the Brookhaven Village Shopping Center in Norman, giving you plenty of room to walk and enjoy the festivities from tent to tent. Admission is free but those who purchase tasting packages receive 15 tasting tickets to redeem at the wineries and breweries of your choice. If you like, you can purchase a glass or bottle or two!

The 5th Annual Oklahoma Wine Walk & Brew Fest is the place to experience the authentic character of Oklahoma through its wine, beer, music, and “Made In Oklahoma” merchandise!

Groups of 10 of more receive $5 off each tasting packages. Packages start at $25 and include tasting glass and tickets. Contact Frontier Country Marketing Association at 405.232.6552 for questions or visit our website at oklahomawinewalk.com for more details.

Holiday Season in Central Oklahoma’s Frontier Country!

It’s not too early to start making your group’s holiday plans. We have a few suggestions in mind!

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City

From Remington and Russell to Native American works, see some of the finest Western art in the country during this docent-facilitated Museum tour. View ethnographic material from Native Americans and mountain men, and learn about frontier military life.

Round out the tour with a look at the evolution of the working cowboy, from the range to their portrayal in film and pop culture. Walk away with a better understanding of the diverse cultures that have shaped the West – but not before you check out The Museum Store for wonderful holiday gifts! Group Size is a minimum of 15 paying people to receive special rates | Adults $10.75; Seniors 62 and older $9.25 | An escort and driver are admitted complimentary.

Tax-exempt prices are available upon request. Payment must be made in one lump sum for everyone in your tour group. We accept cash, check or charge.

Territorial Christmas in Guthrie

Celebrate the holiday season by traveling to downtown Guthrie for Opening Night, the Lighted Parade with Parade Marshall, Santa, and for the inauguration of a new Territorial Governor.  We’ll light the Territorial Christmas Tree and sing carols you’ve come to love.

During our Historic Homes Tour, Guthrie’s finest homes, churches and century old buildings will be dressed for the season and delighted to have visitors enjoy tales of their beginnings in the early days of Oklahoma’s First Capital. Come enjoy the hospitality of Guthrie residents who welcome you into their homes. 

Enjoy what it was like to spend Christmas in the Territory… as it was in the early days when life slowed down to the speed of a horse and carriage, when family, friends and neighbors celebrated together in Oklahoma’s First Capital.  Our two Victorian Walk Evenings are the highlights of Guthrie’s Territorial Christmas Celebration.

Nowhere else can you spend an evening strolling brick streets enjoying life as it was in Christmas’s past.  Windows throughout the Downtown Historic District come alive with living scenes depicting the joys of the season.

There will be roving carolers and peanut vendors in the streets, shopkeepers, and elegant folks dressed for the celebration in period costumes and the welcoming ambiance you’ve come to expect in Historic Guthrie.

June 12, 2020

Frontier Country Annual Awards

You voted for your ‘Frontier Country Fan Favorites’ and we listened! On June 20, 2017, at the Frontier Country Annual Awards and Meeting, we recognized the winners that you chose. 

This first year of asking YOU to help us decide which businesses to recognize was so successful (AND FUN) that we have decided to make it an annual poll! So every April, we will blast out to our social media following the newest polls.

Be sure to check out more of our Frontier Country members before next year so that you can experience all that central Oklahoma has to offer before voting! 

So, here are your winners! Let me tell you, this was a close race. We even had a tie 48 hours before shutting down the polls! 

  • Fan Favorite Attraction: Oklahoma City Zoo
  • Fan Favorite Children’s Attraction: Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum 
  • Fan Favorite Museum: Sam Noble Museum 
  • Fan Favorite Restaurant: Old Germany 
  • Fan Favorite Lodging: Holiday Inn Express Bricktown

Thank you to everyone who voted! Keep following our Facebook to be in the know for all things Frontier Country! 

March 25, 2020

Summer Festivals Kick-Off in Frontier Country

Looking for summer day trips and family fun activities? Some of the best annual events along with a few new events are coming up in Frontier Country! 

red earth festival starting this weekend off is the 31st Red Earth Festival! For three exciting days, Oklahoma City will be at the center of Western and Native art and culture as more than 30,000 people gather to celebrate.

Friday morning kicks-off the event with the Red Earth Parade at the Myriad Gardens.

All weekend long experience Native artists, dancers and singers as they gather in Oklahoma City for this annual event to celebrate their heritage. For more information go to redearth.org.

Also kicking-off the weekend is the Prix de West® Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale Opening Weekend at The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

Prix de West Opening Weekend events include seminars, artist demonstrations, receptions, awards, and trunk show at The Museum Store. Works remain on display through August 6.

Reservations are required for many of the opening weekend events.

On Saturday is the Norman Legacy Rotary-Legacy Fest Car and Bike Show on Campus Corner! From 11 am to 7 pm, explore 20 vehicle classes and 5 motorcycle classes, enjoy live bands all day, vendors, food, and a kids zone!

Coming up next weekend in Frontier Country: Shawnee Trail Days, Heard on Hurd, and Fathers Day Ferry Cruise! 

March 11, 2020

Celebrate Fourth of July in Frontier Country

Do you love fireworks, free events and family fun as much as we do? We thought so!

We’ve mapped out some of central Oklahoma’s best Fourth of July events starting this weekend and going until the 4th. Who says you can only celebrate one day out of the year? 

Start the festivities off early with Frontier City. On July 1st and 4th, enjoy a free fireworks display with your park admission! The fun starts at sunset in the Starlight Amphitheater. 

There’s plenty to enjoy on July 3rd if you’re looking for back-to-back entertainment! 

Yukon’s Freedom Fest starts July 3rd in City Park with live musical performances, free Freddy’s Frozen Custard and a dazzling fireworks show to top it all off! 

If you’re in the city, join the Oklahoma City Philharmonic at State Fair Park for their 11th annual Red, White, and Boom concert. Starting at 8:30 p.m., enjoy a free concert followed by a grand fireworks display. Make sure to bring lawn chairs! 

For those that are celebrating in Southeastern Frontier Country, pop into Seminole Monday night and take part in their family-friendly Independence Celebration!

Live music, inflatables, and family fun activities start at 5 p.m. and end at sunset with, you guessed it, another fireworks display! 

We are full of fireworks in Frontier Country! 

To finish off the festivities on July 4th you can head just about anywhere in central Oklahoma and find great fireworks. But we have few that we would highly recommend! 

Enjoy a day packed with fun in Edmond at LibertyFest. Start the day off at 9:00 a.m. in Downtown Edmond at the LibertyFest Parade! Then, in the evening head to UCO for ParkFest. From 6:30 – 9 p.m. there will be family-friendly inflatables and rides, music from a local DJ, free watermelon and vendors for you to eat or shop with! Grab your lawn chairs and blankets for the 9:30 p.m. fireworks display. 

If you’re west of I-35, celebrate in Yukon with their second day of Freedom Fest! Activities are happening all day, take your pick from a children’s parade, craft tent, car show, pony rides, inflatable and so much more. In the evening be sure to settle down for some live music, free watermelon and ice cream, a performance by the OKC Philharmonic and a spectacular fireworks show! 

January 25, 2020

This Weekend in Central Oklahoma – April 14-16

Hop on over to the 12 counties of Frontier Country! It’s Easter weekend in Central Oklahoma, which means there are all types of festivities planned throughout Frontier Country!

If you are looking for things to do with your guests this weekend, keep reading.

Movie Nights in the Park – Edmond

Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and head to Mitch Park in Edmond this Friday!  The Trolls movie will be showing at 7 p.m. Admission is free and concessions are always $1. 

Meet the Easter Bunny – Norman

Enjoy a buffet breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday morning, April 15 from 9-10 a.m. at Andy Alligator’s Fun Park located off I-35 and Indian Hills Road in Norman.

The cost is $12.95 per person and includes the buffet breakfast. One child, age 2 and under, FREE with paid admission. You can upgrade to an Unlimited Fun Pass to take in all the fun things to do for an extra $10.95.

Easter Train – Oklahoma City

Come out to the Oklahoma Railway Museum in Oklahoma City on Saturday, April 15 and enjoy a train ride with the Easter Bunny! Train Rides are available for kids of all ages (0 to 99+) and leaves the Oakwood Depot at the museum at 9:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Tickets for 13 years and up is $12, 3 years to 12 years is $5, under 3 is free. Museum is open and free to the public, Thursday-Saturday.  A moon bounce and miniature golf is available for the kids!

Great Egg Hunt – El Reno

Discovery Church is hosting the Great Egg Hunt in El Reno at Adams Parks on Saturday, April 15. This FREE egg hunt will have thousands of eggs, inflatables, face painting, giveaways and free hotdogs.

Kids are not going to want to miss this all day event! Egg hunting areas are divided by age as well as an area for kids with special needs. Bring the whole family, everyone is invited! 

Spring Garden Tour – Oklahoma City

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City is offering 45-minute tours of the Museum gardens, Saturday and Sunday, April 15 & 16. The museum is located at 1700 NE 63rd Street.

The Garden tours are at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Enjoy a plethora of plants and flowers native to the American West. Learn about the land in which the story of the West is rooted.

Be sure to leave plenty of time to check out The Museum Store! Free to Museum members or with Museum admission.

Easter Brunch – Oklahoma City

Join the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City as they welcome spring by celebrating Easter with brunch in the Sam Noble Special Events Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The brunch is provided by the Petroleum Club and will feature carving stations, a variety of vegetables, fresh salads and other tempting side offerings. An extensive dessert buffet will complete the menu.

Brunch tickets are $35 and includes tax, gratuity and Museum admission; $17.50 for children ages 5-10; children 4 years of age and younger eat free.