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 in the Mountains.

Oct 05, 2011, 09:00 ET from McCurtain County Tourism Authority

BROKEN BOW, Okla., Oct. 5, 2011 /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.

The Masters at Work Woodturning Exhibit – September 9-October 16 – 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 region's most talented artists. All of the pieces will be added to the Forest Heritage Center's permanent wood art collection.

McCurtain County Lumberjack Festival – October 8

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 lots of food and craft booths, a cakewalk, bingo and lots of FREE kid's activities including an inflatable kiddie fun park and much more.

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

Halloween Haunted Museum – October 22 – at The Forest Heritage Center, Beavers Bend State Park - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The Halloween Haunted Museum will include a pumpkin carving contest and a haunted museum tour. Also available will be witches brew, fortune telling, face painting and treats (not tricks) for all. October 22 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. For more information, call 580-494-6300.

McCurtain County Fall Fest – October 29

Fall Fest is held the last Saturday in October, in downtown Idabel. Events include retail sidewalk sales, food vendors, craft vendors, Chicken Cook-off, games, children's activities, Kids Art Zone, Amateur Talent Show, Hidden Treasure Sale, Pet Pageant, and free entertainment. Contact the Idabel Chamber of Commerce at 580-286-3305 or http://www.idabelchamberofcommerce.com for more information.

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