“This is a beautiful place for us to fly with great hotel accommodations and great meals, and the propane is all set up for them,” he said.
“After fleshing all of that out, we were able to determine that these guys — despite all of the hype — are very organized in terms of how they put on a festival,” he said.
McLoud Blackberry Festival honors the town’s history with a good, old-fashioned community affair, including a parade, pageant and, of course, general admiration of the dark, tart and juicy edible aggregate fruit.
“This [parade] is an important moment for Oklahoma,” Rogers said. “It is difficult for many people to do. But we’re marching not in a militant fashion, but instead in a parade, which is first of all a lot more fun, and also to say and to show that we’re people just like anyone else.”
Oklahoma boasts almost 50 wineries, which might surprise many wine enthusiasts. Sixteen of those will be featured at Wines of the West, where guests can sample some of the best of Oklahoma in one of its most unique settings.
“It’s a good environment for the whole family. It’s a good place for a date night. It’s nice just to relax, get away and enjoy the beauty of art in whatever form or fashion it appeals to you,” Traci Shelton said.
“There are folks who are accustomed to the Western lifestyle — it’s what they live and breathe — but there are a lot of families that we’re their first taste of it,” Jeane said.
In 2016, Guthrie brought his Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour to Tulsa’s Brady Theater.
There is no more favorite time of the year for young and old than summertime, when just about everyone can get out and explore the wild, beautiful parks and attractions locally and across the state.
“It has a nice ‘party on the plaza’ feel,” she said.