Extension's Centennial Whistle Stop & Festival
Head to the Extension's Centennial Whistle Stop & Festival in Wellston to celebrate history and have fun with the family. In the early 1900s, trains were a modern way to travel and early Extension agents were allowed to ride the rails, going from town to town to show people how they might improve their quality of life by making use of the latest scientific advances, practices and products.
In those days, a train coming to town was referred to as a "county fair on wheels." This festival will celebrate the special nostalgia of train travel. As part of the centennial celebration, there will be a historic reenactment of the type of whistle stop tours that took place in 1914. The outdoor event will kick off at 10:30 am and free lunch will be provided to the first 500 guests. Guests will be able to browse several tents and booths and participate in hands-on activities.
Train rides will be conducted as part of the celerbation, as well. The train will be traveling to and from Wellston, Stroud and Oklahoma City throughout the day. Seating is limited and a lottery system will be used to select guests for certain legs of the excursion. Please click the orange button above hat reads "Website" to find the lottery forms.