Fall Festivals in Southeast Oklahoma are Perfect Weekend Getaways for North Texans

Make Reservations for McCurtain County Fall Festivals; Enjoy Cool Weather and Changing Fall Foliage

Sep 21, 2010, 11:00 ET from McCurtain County Tourism Authority

BROKEN BOW, Okla., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- McCurtain County http://www.mccurtaincountygetaways.com/ in Southeast Oklahoma is encouraging all North Texas residents to make reservations now for the upcoming Fall festivals, the delightful cool weather and to enjoy the beginnings of beautiful changing color of the leaves. Fall foliage is best in November but brilliant reds, oranges and yellows can show up in October in the national forest lands and along the rivers in Broken Bow.

The Masters at Work Woodturning Exhibit – October 1 thru 17 – at the Forest Heritage Center in Beavers Bend State Park. The exhibit shows the exceptional work of various woodturning clubs competing for the title of "Master" woodturner. The exhibit features some of the regions most talented artists. All of the pieces will be added to the Forest Heritage Center's permanent wood art collection.

McCurtain County Fall Fest – October 2, 2010

Fall Fest is held the first Saturday in October, in downtown Idabel. Events include retail sidewalk sales, food vendors, craft vendors, children's activities, and free entertainment. Contact the Idabel Main Street at 580-208-2000 for more information.

Halloween Trains of Terror – October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Nov. 6

The Halloween Trains of Terror is located at Beavers Bend Depot in Beavers Bend Resort Park. You and the kids will enjoy a spooky 2 ½ mile ride on a replica steam engine train through the dark enclaves of Beavers Bend Resort Park. There will be people dressed in creepy customs and with a variety of scary props, noise, flashes and bangs along the train's route. There is also a 200 ft. long tunnel of terror that is filled with theatrical smoke and other menacing things. Cost is $9 for adults. $7 for kids under 12 years of age. A portion of all monies collected will go the Idabel Rotary Club to help the disadvantaged residents of McCurtain County.

McCurtain County Lumberjack Festival – October 9, 2010

The Lumberjack festival is held each year in October, at the city park in Wright City. Events include pancake breakfast, 5K run, art contest, forestry competition including cuttings, ax throw and log races,  and men's softball tournament. There will be musical entertainment all day long. There will be lots of food and craft booths, a cakewalk, bingo and lots of FREE kids activities including an inflatable kiddie fun park and much more.

For more information contact Wright City Chamber of Commerce at 580-981-2260.

Halloween Scare-A-Thon – October 23 & 30 – at The Forest Heritage Center, Beavers Bend State Park. The Scare-A-Thon will include a spooky scavenger hunt, creepy crafts, pumpkin carving contest, movie (The House on Haunted Hill circa 1959), and a haunted museum tour. Also available will be witches brew, fortune telling, face painting and treats (not tricks) for all. For more information, call 580-494-6497.

In McCurtain County, there's something for the entire family.  Southeast Oklahoma – the Beavers Bend State Park area - is the place to go if you and your family want to experience nature at its majestic best. Located in the heart of the Kiamichi Mountains, McCurtain County is home to Broken Bow Lake, Pine Creek Lake, the Mountain Fork, Eagle Fork and Glover Rivers and Beavers Bend State Park http://www.beaversbend.com/Info.htm Admission is FREE.

There is kayaking, canoeing, trout fishing, hiking and biking in pristine forests...and just kicking back enjoying a fantastic cabin in the cool mountain pines. There are museums, nature centers, golf, antique shopping… there is fun, entertainment and wonderful dining for the entire family and it is all just a short 3-hour drive from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

To make reservations visit our website at http://www.mccurtaincountygetaways.com/ Or call 800-528-7337.

For More Information, Contact: 

Jim Drewitz, Public Relations

Creative Options Communications

830-669-2466/ jim@jdcreativeoptions.com

SOURCE McCurtain County Tourism Authority