Chickasaw Elders Council Cooks up Indian Tacos at the Pumpkin Harvest Craft Festival - City of Yukon

Chickasaw Elders Council Cooks up Indian Tacos at the Pumpkin Harvest Craft Festival

Posted by City of Yukon on 10/23/2019

Indian Taco

Your taste buds won’t want to miss the authentic Indian tacos, prepared by the OKC Chickasaw Elders Council, at the Pumpkin Harvest Craft Festival, coming up on Saturday, November 2. The Dale Robertson Center’s annual fall shopping extravaganza takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

"This is always a great and wonderful dish for the festival café," says Jan Scott, Director of Yukon Parks and Recreation. The Pumpkin Patch Café, where the Indian tacos can be found, also serves drinks, and the Friends of the Park bake sale nearby has gigantic, delicious pumpkin muffins, brownies, cookies, cakes and more sweet surprises to sack up for home or devour at the festival!

The OKC Chickasaw Elders Council has plenty of experience cooking for large events, as they often cater authentic Chickasaw dishes for up to 600 people.  The Council hails over 700 members in the OKC area and regularly has 50 at their monthly meetings. They use funds raised from food events to purchase Christmas presents for Native American children, as well as sponsor other charitable organizations. The Chickasaw elders, this local senior group of the tribe, focus on health, education and welfare for the senior population.

The Pumpkin Harvest Craft Festival is a partnering event with the Friends of the Library Book Fall Sale, which is held the same day, at Mabel C. Fry Public Library, next door. The festival, always held the first Saturday in November, is a kickoff to the holiday shopping season and features over 45 booths, with something to please everyone's taste in shopping.

The Pumpkin Harvest Craft 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.