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 Fall & Music Fests, How Sweet It Is

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Featured Art

Tri-State Statue

Tri-State Statue Enid

The Tri-State Statue stands on the north lawn of the Garfield County Courthouse in downtown Enid.

Mounted on a tapered concrete base 12-1/2 feet high, 9 feet wide and 3 feet deep, the sculpture is dedicated to the annual Tri-State Music Festival held in Enid each year.

There are three life-sized music festival participants depicted - Teresa Braley, Kristy Breitenkamp and Steve Robinson. The bronze sculpture shows a robed choir singer, a horn player, and a violinist. The artist was Tasso Pitsiri (1937-1995), a Greek-born classic artist from the Enid area. It was unveiled on May 1, 1976, at the 44th annual festival.

The Tri-State board has moved its marching festival and parade to the first Saturday in October, meaning the parade will be 10 am Saturday in downtown Enid and the marching festival begins at 1:30 pm at Selby Stadium.

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Featured Events this week in Enid

Harvest Market at Red Bird Farm

Red Bird Farm Harvest Market Enid

Come help usher in the beginning of fall at Red Bird Farm on Saturday.

Enid's agritourism destination, Red Bird Farm will host its annual Harvest Market on Saturday. You'll find some amazing varieties of pumpkins, squash, flower bulbs, sweet potatoes, pecans, corn stalks and hay bails. A food truck will be on hand, there will be a farm animal petting zoo, several vendors and much more both inside and outside the big red barn.

Hours for this one day-only festival are 10 am-5 pm on Saturday and admission is free. Come celebrate the arrival of fall at Red Bird Farm.

Music of James Taylor & Carole King

ESO James Taylor & Carole King

Enid Symphony Orchestra's opening concert for the 2021-22 season is “You’ve Got a Friend," the songs of Carole King and James Taylor featuring Kirsti Manna and Jonathan Birchfield. The performance is Sunday at 5 pm at Government Springs Park North.

Kirsti and Jonathan have years of touring, performing and writing between them. They have have shared the stage with such artists as Brooks and Dunn, Ray Charles, Jimmy Buffett, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill and have appeared on the Grand Ole Opry. And now they are sharing the stage not only with each other but with the songs of their musical mentors. Songs including

  • Carolina In My Mind
  • Sweet Baby James
  • Up On the Roof
  • Mockingbird
  • Jazzman
  • Fire and Rain
  • How Sweet It Is
  • You've Got a Friend

Tickets are $30 for adults, $27 for military and $15 for students, available online at EnidSymphony.org or on site.

Shred Dirt Revival

Shred Dirt Festival Enid

Enid Event Company brings a second music festival to Enid in as many weeks. This one is called the Shred Dirt Revival, and it begins Saturday at 4 pm outside behind The Barn at 909 W Oak.

Enjoy live music from popular regional artists such as artists include Stacey Sanders, Megan Marlene, John Riley Willingham, Chloe-Beth, Gus Burns & the Saddle Tramps, Mountain Deer Revival, and The Lane Haas Band.

Tickets are $10 in advance at OKEventCompany.com or $15 at the gate.

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Also this week:

Main Street Enid's final First Friday of 2021 will be Oktoberfest on Friday night on the downtown square.

Gaslight Teens present four short, seasonally appropriate plays in "Fright Night" on Friday and Saturday.

The Paint Enid Pink 5K Color Run is Saturday at Crosslin Park.

Winter Nationals is Friday and Saturday at Enid Speedway.

Click on this week's calendar to see all of this week's events, and where live music, trivia and karaoke nights are happening. Stake your claim for fun in Enid!

Tombstone Tales Enid

Tombstone Tales

After the pandemic forced a one-year cancellation, Tombstone Tales returns to the Enid Cemetery on October 8-9. Tombstone Tales takes you on a wagon ride through the historic cemetery on a moonlit Oklahoma evening. Reenactment characters portray historic personalities who once lived in the Enid area, and as you ride through the cemetery, they approach your wagon to tell their unique, true stories. Each night features seven wagon times beginning at 6:30 pm with the last wagon out at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance. Tickets are available at the Enid Welcome Center, 201 W Garriott, or call 580.233.3643, ext. 1 to reserve your seat. Payment is by check or cash only.

Gaslight The Pillowman Enid

 

The Pillowman

Gaslight Theatre presents a brutal, psychological thriller, "The Pillowman," October 15-17 and October 22-23. This tale poses unanswerable questions: Can stories hold the power to cause atrocities? Where is the line between truth and fairy tale? Is a life of horror worth living at all? This show contains strong adult language and themes that may be disturbing for some audiences. Tickets are $18 for adults $15 for military and $8 for students. Tickets available at GaslightTheatre.org or at the Gaslight box office.

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