Weekly Events Calendar, September 12-18, 2022

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Each week, Oklahoma Today staffers comb through their calendars to find a handful of great events happening across the state. Get out! See Oklahoma! And be sure to let us know what you find, either here or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @oklahomatoday.

Fringe Fun

Does the word theater bring to mind golf claps and opera glasses? Leave the staid and stale image of the old theater behind at the Theatre Crude Fringe Festival in Oklahoma City. Fringe theater is all about experimenting with something new and with seventeen shows and three free workshops, everyone in the state can try something out of the norm. Whether watching the sketch comedy of Millennial Life Crisis or the spooky stories of Play On Seance, there's something for every adult. September 15-24. Tickets, $48-$110. theatrecrude.org

Get your walking shoes ready and stay hydrated, because the Oklahoma State Fair is back this week! Photo by Lisa Runnels

Get your walking shoes ready and stay hydrated, because the Oklahoma State Fair is back this week! Photo by Lisa Runnels

Crowds, Corndogs, Carnival Rides

The midway of Oklahoma State Fair Park will be back in action when the biggest show in the state returns: It's Oklahoma State Fair time! Grab a slice of pickle pizza, watch baby pigs being born, and get dizzy from laughter on the topsy-turvy rides or find your own fun with shopping, shows, and standing in line for cinnamon rolls. See why a million Oklahomans make it to the fair each year. September 15-25. Advance tickets, $4-$8. okstatefair.com

'Que Up

Fall is on the way and that means it's the perfect weather for the Cherokee Strip Cook-Off barbecue and chili competition in Ponca City. Buy a tasting kit to enjoy delicious cook-off entries of smoky brisket, tender ribs, and spicy chili while the family revels in shopping, live music, and activities for the kids. And who knows? Maybe the winner will go on to win at the Kansas City Barbeque Society's main event. September 16-17. Admission, free. Tasting kits, $5. sites.google.com

There's no non-smoking section at the Cherokee Strip Cook-Off, but that's because it's cooking up the best barbecue in the state. Photo by Rita E.

There's no non-smoking section at the Cherokee Strip Cook-Off, but that's because it's cooking up the best barbecue in the state. Photo by Rita E.

Haggle for Haggis

Apologies to Scott Bakula, Scottie Pippen, and the makers of Scotch tape, but Broken Arrow's ScotFest is celebrating the Celtic heritage and history of Oklahoma's Scottish descendants. Head to Chisholm Trail Park for a weekend of highland fun like bagpipe concerts, hammer throws, and more kilts than you toss a caber at. September 16-18. Admission, $15-$50. okscotfest.com

The pipes will definitely be calling at the annual ScotFest in Broken Arrow. Photo courtesy Pixabay

The pipes will definitely be calling at the annual ScotFest in Broken Arrow. Photo courtesy Pixabay

Fly High

Are you, perhaps, ready to rock? Then Pryor's Born & Raised Music Festival is ready for you. Watch classic acts like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tanya Tucker, and Ray Wylie Hubbard performing alongside Zach Bryan, Jason Boland and the Stragglers, and American Aquarium for this outdoor musical extravaganza. Grab a campsite and stick around or come back daily for more great music. September 16-18. Admission, $129.50-$499.50. bornandraisedfestival.com

Written By
Greg Elwell

Web Editor Greg Elwell worked for newspapers, medical research organizations, and government institutions before he joined the magazine.

Greg Elwell
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