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By Lindsay Vidrine
A new Adventure Passport online contest recently launched and is a fun and easy way for travelers to win big prizes just for exploring Oklahoma’s agritourism destinations.
Working farms and ranches are opening their gates and barn doors to let travelers take in the natural beauty and experience the authenticity of Oklahoma’s people and generous hospitality. Activities are often led by the owners and ranchers themselves who were just a few hours earlier working cattle or harvesting their land.
Oklahoma's agritourism destinations are very hands-on experiences which make for great memories for travelers wanting to connect with each other and the land. The Adventure Passport contest runs now through December 2010 and entering is easy. Just follow these three steps:
1. Visit one of Oklahoma’s hundreds of unique and memorable agritourism attractions, such as wineries, guest ranches, birding tours, hunting destinations, u-pick farms, and more
2. Upload your story and photos on the contest website (http://agritourism.travelok.com) to get your passport “stamped”
3. Receive one entry for every photo and story you share
Prizes will be given away monthly in addition to a grand prize drawing in December. All you have to do to be eligible is set up your login information. Every time you upload photos from an Oklahoma Agritourism attraction, you add to your chances of winning either the monthly or grand prizes.
The Adventure Passport website will also give you ideas for future agritourism roadtrips and even has tools for posting your photos and story to your Facebook page.
Oklahoma’s depth and breadth of agritourism attractions makes it easy for travelers to find a diverse range of experiences close by. It doesn’t matter what region of the state you’re in, it’s easy to find an agritourism destination worth visiting.
One of our most popular spring agritourism categories is called land bounty, which includes attractions such as seasonal u-pick farms, specialty crops such as lavender, as well as farmers markets. Oklahoma typically enjoys multiple growing seasons, so we grow everything from strawberries and blueberries to pumpkins and corn (which make for fun-filled corn mazes, of course). U-pick farms are a fun, hands-on way to show kids, and even see for yourself, where food comes from and how it is grown.
Not sure where to go first? More than 500 events and attractions can be found on the Oklahoma Agritourism website at http://agritourism.travelok.com. Free copies of Oklahoma Agritourism brochures are also available by calling 1-800-652-6552 or by ordering online at www.TravelOK.com.