Chisholm Trail Festival Adds Health and Safety Precautions for Guests
The Chisholm Trail Festival is galloping back into town Saturday, October 10. While looking forward to the festival, the City of Yukon and Mollie Spencer Farm would like to urge the public to practice health safety precautions while enjoying the festivities. These include:
- Sanitizing hands frequently: sanitizing stations are set up throughout the festival grounds. Please be sure to take advantage of them and keep your hands clean.
- Wearing a mask: Mollie Spencer Farm requires all attendees wear masks while at the event. Staff members have special Chisholm Trail bandanas to hand out, free of charge, while supplies last. After that, there will be a supply of masks at the welcome center. Not only does wearing a mask protect others, but it protects you as well!
- Practicing social distancing: attendees are asked to observe the six-foot social distancing protocol recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.
In addition, Mollie Spencer Farm requires all attendees sign a waiver form before entering the property. A copy of the waiver can be found here.
The Chisholm Trail Festival, is slated for Saturday, October 10, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Mollie Spencer Farm, 1001 Garth Brooks Blvd. in Yukon. Admission is FREE!
The family-oriented event celebrates the western history of the famous Chisholm Trail. The festival is filled with living history re-enactors of the Old West, a variety food trucks, gunfights, craft booths, chuck wagons, and the ever-popular Kids Korral. 2020 marks a special year for the festival, as it celebrates its 30th year.
The Mollie Spencer Farm is located one half-mile north of Interstate 40, exit 136, which is Garth Brooks Blvd. Free parking is available on the north side of the festival property at Yukon Middle School. Cattle traveling along the Chisholm Trail regularly crossed the Mollie Spencer Farm, making it the perfect location to experience this step back in time!
The City of Yukon and the Chisholm Trail Historical Preservation Society are proud to partner together to host the Chisholm Trail Festival. Sponsors are Kirkpatrick Family Fund; Maguire O'Hara Construction; Oklahoma Arts Council; National Endowment for the Arts; Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services; Ingram, Smith and Turner Mortuary; Integris Canadian Valley Hospital; BancFirst; Spanish Cove Retirement Village; and YNB.
The Chisholm Trail Festival is one of Yukon’s best events. Optimism, energy and opportunity inspire the best in everything we do. To learn more about Yukon’s best, visit www.yukonok.gov or call 405-350-8937.
The Oklahoma Arts Council is the official state agency for the support and development of the arts. The agency’s mission is to lead in the advancement of Oklahoma’s thriving arts industry. The Oklahoma Arts Council provides more than 400 grants to nearly 225 organizations in communities statewide each year, organizes professional development opportunities for the state’s arts and cultural industry and manages works of art in the Oklahoma Public Art Collection and the public spaces of the state Capitol. Additional information is available at arts.ok.gov.