Chisholm Trail Festival October 16 at Mollie Spencer Farm
Mark your calendar for the annual Chisholm Trail Festival, slated for Saturday, October 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 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.
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!
LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
Head on over to the Entertainment Stage for a day packed with exciting acts and superb music! It opens at 9:00 a.m. and continues throughout the festival until 5:00 p.m. Stay up-to-date with the entertainment schedule at www.yukonok.gov/ChisholmTrailFestival.
LIVING HISTORY REENACTED
A western-themed olde town, located on the southern side of the festival grounds, provides an interesting backdrop for historical re-enactments of life in the 19th century. This site includes a livery stable, featuring “Horsing Around Oklahoma,” presented by Doug Sauter and Express Ranch Clydesdales, and a saloon serving “boot beer floats” in a cowboy mug. Gunfighters stroll the town site and promise to get rowdy from time to time.
The General Store has penny candy and other goodies like wooden flutes and whistles! Nellie’s is open for business with a variety of foods, and the Red School House is in session all day with samplings and education from Historic Fort Reno Museum. Stop into Parker Station to learn more about Chisholm Trail History and the history of the Mollie Spencer Farm, which was owned by L.M. Spencer, one of Yukon’s founders.
At the camp, blacksmiths, settlers, wagons and more await your visit. Cowboy and mountain men camps welcome all questions!
Little cowpokes and cowgirls love the Kids Korral, a special area on the grounds designed especially for children’s entertainment, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Included are free rides on the “Yukon’s Best Express,” a prairie potting shed, prairie make-and-take crafts, and panning for gold. Fall-themed activities such as pumpkin bowling, pumpkin chunkin’, and a pumpkin photo station join the Kids Korral this year.
Pony rides and a petting zoo are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
NEW this year, the Maguire O’Hara Pumpkin Patch joins the festival. Kids visit with historical figures throughout the festival that take them back to the 1800s to earn wooden “nickels” and to learn about the Chisholm Trail. They may take their nickels the Pumpkin Patch to exchange for a free pumpkin! The Pumpkin Patch will open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
ADVENTURE FOR YOUR TASTEBUDS
Come experience the original food truck! Chuckwagon chefs are demonstrating cattle drive cooking. For those craving traditional fair food, a variety of food trucks are available.
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; Kirkpatrick Oil; Maguire O'Hara Construction; Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services; Ingram, Smith and Turner Mortuary; Integris Canadian Valley Hospital; BancFirst and Carwin Shave Shop OKC.
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.