Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tahlequah steps back in time with Red Fern Festival

Preston Toombs

     Get ready to step back in time, the 1930s in fact, and revisit how old-fashioned folk used to play. Inspired by the novel based in Tahlequah, “Where the Red Fern Grows,” the festival features the times of simplicity with something for the whole family to enjoy.

     The two-day event Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 in downtown Tahlequah, the Red Fern Festival will have hound dog field trials, 1930s era children’s games, a car show, and more. In tune with its theme, there will be tours of the locations from the novel. There will also be a barbeque cook-off, numerous unique and rustic food vendors, a tractor parade and live music.

     “My sister went there last year and had a good time, that’s actually where the red fern on my front porch came from,” said Debbie Hudgens, Tahlequah senior.

     The festival is from noon to 9 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. For more information on the Red Fern Festival, visit website or call 918-456-3742.

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