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30th Talihina Fall Festival Great Success Featured

Written by  Wednesday, 31 October 2018 22:39
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.  Great vendors were at this years fall festival. . Great vendors were at this years fall festival. Photo submitted by Vera Nelson

By Vera Nelson, Talihina Chamber of Commerce

 


This year’s Talihina Fall Foliage Festival was a great success. There was an abundance of Arts & Crafts, Food Booths.

 

The Car Show had beautiful cars and trucks.

 

The Quilt Show filled the Choctaw Community Center with beautiful one of a kind quilts.

 

The entertainment included: Native American Hoop Dancer Lyndon Alec, Whiskey River Road Band, The Marlow Gunfighters, Arabesque (this band performs Celtic, Arabic, Judso-Spanish, Turkish and other world folk traditions), Jodie Adams world renowned entertainer, and Demonstrations on making bath products with Janet Ingle.

 

Our event Sponsors include, AES Shady Point, Belle Point Beverages, Black Rock Roost, CenterPoint Energy Arkla., Choctaw Nation Tourism, Community State Bank, El Rancho Mexican Grill, Sam Wampler Freedom Ford, Hillary Communications, Hollands Thick and Thin Lumber, Lawson Pharmacy, Mansour Furniture and Appliances, Oklahoma Arts Council, Pam’s Hateful Hussy Diner, Public Service Co., Rockin H Inn/ Rockin H Downtown, Rockin H Convenience Store, Roy’s Cardinal Food Store, Spike’s Corner Garage, Subway, Talihina Branch Bank, Talihina Family Dentistry, Talihina Stone, Walmart, and Wrights Insurance. Many committee members, volunteers, vendors and these sponsors made this year’s festival one to remember.


The weather was perfect and the fall colors were beautiful.

 

Talihina was full of visitors shopping in town, and attending the festivities.


This festival is very important to the economy of the Talihina area.

 

It brings visitors from all over the USA. The fall festival is scheduled for the time of year when visitors come to enjoy the fall foliage along the Talimena Scenic Drive. Combining the two events give those visitors more of an incentive to visit the area.


If you have questions about the festival would like to serve on the committee for next year, or would like to submit your ideas.

 

Please contact the Talihina Chamber of Commerce at 918-567-3434 or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

We would love to have you as part of our group to promote the area and help insure we have a great festival.


The festival received a grant from The Oklahoma Arts Council. The Arts Council is the official state agency for the support and development of the arts.

 

The Council’s mission is to lead, cultivate and support a thriving arts environment, which is essential to quality of life, education and economic vitality for all Oklahomans. The Council provides more than 500 grants to almost 250 organizations in communities statewide each year, organizes professional development opportunities for the state’s arts and cultural industry, and manages hundreds of works of art in the public spaces of the state Capitol.

 

For more information, visit arts.ok.gov

 

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