Okemah Pioneer Days
Celebrate Okemah's birthday with a family-oriented day of fun at the annual Okemah Pioneer Days festival. This community event treats all ages are invited to a variety of activities, starting with the carnival held Wednesday-Saturday. Friday night, participate in the Antique Car Cruise and hear live music while reconnecting with old friends and making new ones.
Saturday morning, the main events kick off at the Pioneer Day Breakfast, continuing with a pet stroll and Semi-Annual Plant Sale. After picking up beautiful indoor and outdoor plants to brighten your homes and gardens, shop with vendors found along Broadway Street. At 2pm on Saturday, witness the community parade, featuring themed floats, the Pride of Okemah Marching Band, the Canadian Valley Rangerettes, motorcycles, trucks, tractors, golf carts, emergency service vehicles and cars.
Additional activities include a rooster crow contest and kids’ activities like turtle races, penny finds, stick horse races, hula-hooping, balloon stomps and egg tosses. Guests can also take part in a hog calling contest, fish noodling, a toe-sack climb, a beard contest, and the Pioneer Days Rodeo held Friday and Saturday. During Okemah Pioneer Days, get to know the entire town with a series of celebratory events, games and experiences held in downtown Okemah.
Rodeo: Friday & Saturday.
Pioneer Day Breakfast: 7-10am.
Kid's Pet Stroll: 9am.
Kids' Activities: 10am-noon.
Located off State Hwy 48 & State Hwy 56 in Okemah. On Interstate 40, take Exit 221 to Woody Guthrie Blvd (HWY 27). Turn N onto Woody Guthrie Blvd and continue to W Birch St or Main St to bypass the closed-off Broadway St.
Hwy 56 from West will be closed from 12:30pm, so move N or S a block for closer parking by 3rd St & 4th St/Broadway Activities Area.
Coming from E Hwy 56 or Hwy 62, turn on Hwy 27 to Main St or Birch St & continue to 3rd St & 4th St/Broadway St Activities Area.
Broadway will be closed from 2nd St to 3rd St Wednesday-Saturday for carnival.