Weekly Events Calendar, September 6-12, 2021

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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.

The Oklahoma City Dodgers finish up their series against the Albuquerque Isotopes at home this week. Photo by James Pratt

The Oklahoma City Dodgers finish up their series against the Albuquerque Isotopes at home this week. Photo by James Pratt

’Topes Lose!

Tragedy often binds people together. We are connected by what we have collectively lost. Which is why almost all of us remember the devastation of the Springfield Isotopes loss in the “Dancin’ Homer” episode of The Simpsons. Now we can only hope history repeats itself as the Albuquerque Isotopes finish up a series against the Oklahoma City Dodgers at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. September 6 & 7. Tickets, $10-$31. https://www.milb.com/oklahoma-city/tickets/single-game-tickets

The Great Pumpkin

Lush and verdant, Green Country adds a lot to the Oklahoma landscape all year round, and September’s no different. Join the crowds at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Dewey for the apex of agriculture during the Green Country Pumpkin Growers’ Weigh-Off. Pumpkin growers battle, gourd vs. gourd, to see whose festive seasonal squash is the heaviest. Organizers are expecting a possible record-breaking pumpkin September 7. Admission, Free. (918) 914-2606

See some monster-sized pumpkins at the Green Country Pumpkin Growers' Weigh-Off while enjoying the Washington County Free Fair. Photo by Hans Braxmeier

See some monster-sized pumpkins at the Green Country Pumpkin Growers' Weigh-Off while enjoying the Washington County Free Fair. Photo by Hans Braxmeier

Free Fair All

Let’s be honest and admit that almost all fairs are free to enter. So why, you may wonder, are so many counties holding a Free Fair this week? Turns out it’s a legal term that “shall be construed to mean community and county fairs and livestock shows and other agricultural shows where admission to the grounds and all exhibit buildings is free and no charge is made for entering exhibits on which premiums are offered.” So you can see some free livestock shows, buy some locally made crafts, sample some Oklahoma jams, and just hang out with the fine folks who live in the county.
Carter County Free Fair. September 7-11. Admission, Free. https://cartercountyfair.com/
Comanche County Free Fair. September 7-11. Admission, Free. https://extension.okstate.edu/county/comanche/index.html?Forwarded=oces/comanche
McClain County Free Fair. September 7-11. Admission, Free. https://www.facebook.com/mcclaincountyfair/
Pawnee County Free Fair. September 7-11. Admission, Free. https://www.facebook.com/events/166116008811739/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22search_results%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22search%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D
Pittsburg County Free Fair. September 7-11. Admission, Free. https://extension.okstate.edu/county/pittsburg/index.html
Pottawatomie County Free Fair. September 8-11. Admission, Free. https://www.freefair.org/
Mayes County Free Fair. September 8-13. Admission, Free. https://mayescountyfair.com/
Tillman County Free Fair. September 9-11. Admission, Free. http://www.frederickokchamber.org/index.html
Woods County Free Fair. September 9-11. Admission, Free. https://extension.okstate.edu/county/woods/index.html?Forwarded=oces/woods/family-and-consumer-sciences
Cleveland County Free Fair. September 9-12. Admission, Free. http://www.clevelandcountyfair.org/

Chili Weather

The temperatures are still sizzling, but once September hits, you can bet there’ll be chili cook-offs aplenty. Head to the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Jay if a steaming bowl of deliciousness sounds too good to pass up for the sixteenth annual Road Kill Chili Cook-Off. Purchase a tasting kit to sample the fare and vote for your favorite. September 11. Tasting Kit, $5. https://www.facebook.com/events/560084655028314

Look for deals on everything from clothes for the kids to a decades-old phone book collection and everything in between at the Kan-Okla 100 Mile Highway Sale. Photo by Rudy and Peter Skitterians

Look for deals on everything from clothes for the kids to a decades-old phone book collection and everything in between at the Kan-Okla 100 Mile Highway Sale. Photo by Rudy and Peter Skitterians

The Longest Yard Sale

How far are you willing to go for a great deal? That’s the question posed by the mere existence of the Kan-Okla 100 Mile Highway Sale. Please, don’t get your hopes up; they definitely are not selling actual highways. Stretching from southeast Kansas through northeast Oklahoma, this massive undertaking features more than sixty-five booths selling everything from antique furniture and cowboy boots you shouldn’t put on antique furniture to vintage signs and doors to hang them on. September 11-12. Admission, Free. https://www.kanoklahighwaysale.com/

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Greg Elwell

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

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