Saturday, 12 October 2019 17:38

Talihina 2019 Fall Festival Receives Oklahoma Arts Council Grant

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Submitted by Talihina Chamber of Commerce



The Oklahoma Arts Council has awarded a Grant for this year’s Talihina Fall Festival to be held October 26, from 8am until 5 pm at the Talihina School Agricultural building.


This will be the 31st year for the Talihina Fall Festival.


This grant will help pay for the entertainment at this year’s festival.


The entertainers include:

The Flash Back Band which is a local band, doing a variety of music and the sound and MC. They are very good and have a large following.

Gary S. Pratt is on the Art Councils Artist List. He is a working ranch cowboy since the age of 18. Gary S. Pratt is a National Cowboy & Western Heritage Wrangler Award winning cowboy and western singer. He is a songwriter, historian, storyteller, and accomplished guitarist who draws upon his military and ranching experience to offer authentically classic performances for audiences of all ages.


Jody Adams is a multi-instrumentalist & repeat winner of songwriting contests throughout America.

Adams has toured and worked with several acoustic and Americana groups within the last two decades. Most notably he has shared the stage with Alabama, Wade Hayes, The Osborne Brothers, Mac Wiseman, Dennis Agajanian, Lonesome River Band, Chubby Wise, Doyle Lawson, Lee Greenwood, James Monroe, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, The Freight Hoppers, Carl Story, and Ricky Skaggs. He has released eight acoustic/folk CDs. He travels and performs the majority of the year in an acoustic-solo through 6-piece acoustic-string and electric band scenario.


Our Banner Ad Sponsors also help with the entertainment, advertising, and other expense for the fall festival they include: Belle Point Beverages, Black Rock Roost, CenterPoint Energy Arkla., Choctaw Nation Tourism, Community State Bank, El Rancho Mexican Grill, Sam Wampler Freedom Ford, Hilliary Communications, Hollands Thick and Thin Lumber, Lawson Pharmacy, Mansour Furniture and Appliances, McCarn Funeral Home, Pam’s Hateful Hussy Diner, Public Service Co., Spike’s Corner Garage, Subway, Talihina Branch Spiro State Bank, Talihina Family Dentistry, Talihina Stone, Ty Gliaudrone Insurance, and Wrights Insurance.


Be sure and thank these sponsors for helping make this festival a great success. This year’s festival will include arts and crafts, great food, a car show, Quilt Show, live entertainment, face painting and more. Be sure and mark your calendar for a fun day.

The Oklahoma Arts Council is the official state agency for the support and development of the arts.


The agency’s mission is to lead in the advancement of Oklahoma’s thriving arts industry.


The Oklahoma Arts Council provides more than 400 grants to nearly 225 organizations in communities statewide each year, organizes professional development opportunities for the state’s arts and cultural industry and manages works of art in the Oklahoma Public Art Collection and the public spaces of the state Capitol.


Additional information is available at

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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