Brick Fest is held annually on the first weekend in May (May 6-7, 2011) in historic Down Town Pauls Valley, OK.  Friday night, May 6th, will feature the neo-blues style of HOTEL LOVE as well as traditional blues by the Rowland Bowling Band from OKC who will be opening for local faves JAGG, a "red-dirt" rockin' band with a little southern fried flavor! 

Saturday we open the day with our Valley Ralley Bike tour and open the festival booths to the public.  We'll have everything from great food, to art booths, to the return of HENNA JEN, top Henna artist who toured with OzFest for over 10 years before moving to Oklahoma! We'll also have our annual Field's Pie eating contest and our Traditional BrickToss competition!  The World’s Original Toy and Action Figure Museum will also be hosting their Annual Hot Wheels Double Dog Dare Derby on a closed off section of McClure Street Downtown.

Great musical performances will be featured on Saturday as well!  Grammy Nominated Texas Gypsies returns this year with an expanded band including Horn Line & String Section!  We’ll also have performances from many favorite local entertainers!     Downtown events will end at 4:00, followed by the Pauls Valley Rotary Club’s THUNDER IN THE VALLEY, the best little bull ride north of the Red River, which starts at 7:00 p.m.! 

BrickFest boasts record crowds at all events so be sure to get a ticket on the Heartland Flyer and plan a weekend of family fun with us in Pauls Valley, Queen of the Washita!

Main Street Pauls Valley has been awarded a matching grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council to assist in funding BrickFest 2011 as well as funding from the Pauls Valley Tourism board.

 

Through state appropriations and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Oklahoma Arts Council funds over 1,200 events annually with an estimated total attendance of over 3.5 million. Projects funded by the Oklahoma Arts Council generally account for over $20 million in grants and matching funds distributed throughout Oklahoma’s economy throughout the state’s rural and urban communities.

 

For event information, contact Samantha Robb at 405-238-2555 or at mspv@sbcglobal.net.  For information regarding the Oklahoma

Arts Council, contact OAC's Public Information Director, at 405.521.2931, e-mail:

okarts@arts.state.ok.us

 

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