The festivities kick-off on Tuesday, April 19 with the ChuckWagon Feed & Auction at the Logan County Fairgrounds. Bar-b-que that can’t be beat (Advance tickets: $10 Adults, $6 Children). Attendees can also bid on live and silent auction items!
The carnival arrives Wednesday, April 20 and will continue through Saturday, April 23! Wednesday and Thursday, the carnival will be open from 5p-10p with armbands available for $20 each. On Friday the hours are 4p-11p with armbands available for $25. On Saturday the hours are from 1p-6p and from 6p-11p with armbands available for $25 for each session. Food, Crafts, Arts, Rides, and other Carnival FUN! $5 off wrist band prices Wednesday and Thursday only…ride all the rides until you get queasy!
Also on Wednesday, make your way to the Guthrie Public Library for “Little Sod House on the Prairie” at 5pm.
Thursday, April 21 visit the merchants around Guthrie and take a look at those who have taken the time to be a part of the Oklahoma ’89er Celebration. They spend time and money decorating their windows with a depiction of the event theme.
This is your chance to graze your way through Guthrie. Every type of food vendor will be tempting you. Bring your appetite.
The craft, merchants, and business vendors are also going to be available for you to take a lot at their offerings. We hope to have something for everyone. So do stop ‘n shop.
All the vendors are listed on the 89er Days Vendor Page. Be sure to take a look so you can find your favorite.
Friday, April 22 at 6:00pm the Guthrie ’89er Invitational baseball “Old Timer’s Game” will take place at Squire’s Field. This annual event is sponsored by the Territorial Capital Sports Museum.
After the game, head over to the post office and listen to history come to life beginning at 7:00pm! There is absolutely nothing like an old-fashioned yarn-spinning story teller with a great story to capture the heart and mind! Bring your lawn chairs and kids. These are master story-tellers! Don’t miss it!
The fun continues with Big Wheel Races for kids ages 3-7 at 5:00pm. What a great intro to the awesome Geezers, Gassers, and Hawgs car show at 6:00pm! Come see the finest collection of classic cars and cycles anywhere during 89er Days! Check ’em out on Oklahoma Avenue and thank you, Rotary Club!
Saturday, April 23– Don’t miss the biggest parade in Oklahoma! The Parade Grand Marshal for 2016 Mr. John Vance will lead the way followed by the ’89er Queen and a few hundred more parade participants. From the Ft. Sill 77th Army Band, “The Pride of Fort Sill” the bagpipers “Costello’s Own” and the Army Artillery Half-Section to the fun-filled Shriners and lots of beautiful high-stepping horses. The Express Six-Hitch Clydesdale team will also be a part of the parade.
The Marching Bands from area schools are represented along with local civic minded floats who compete for prizes and bragging rights.
Re-visit the original transportation as the buckboards and wagons travel downtown.
This is one Parade you won’t want to miss.
Saturday evening put on your dancin’ boots and join friends at the American Legion as we have some fun. The “Billy Bob Bovine and the Embryo Transfer” featuring Jay Hannah, Brian Pierson, Charles Bartrag, Danny Hargis and Jerry Ball will be playing an eclectic mix of country and rock from the 50’s & 60’s. Adult beverages will be available. This is an event for 21 and over. A $5.00 cover charge will go to the American Legion LeBron Post 58, dance sponsor. Entertainment begins at 7:00 p.m
Visit Logan County Fairgrounds on Saturday from 9 – 5 and Sunday from 9 – 4. You’ll find vendors selling antique, collectible and modern guns and knives. The famous “101 Ranch” will be displaying and selling ranch memorabilia and old West collectibles. Admission $6.00
Professional Bull Riding will be held at the Rodeo Arena across from the Fairgrounds. Gates will open at 4:30 for 20 Muttin’ Bustin’ wranglers who will compete at 5:30 p.m. Bull Riding begins at 7:30 p.m. $10.00 adults; $5.00 ages 5 – 12; 4 and under free. Food available. This event supports our military veterans.