McCurtain County, OK - The Beavers Bend State Park Area - Announces Family Fun Fall Activities

Music, Crafts, Food, and Arts For Adults & Kids Of All Ages

Sep 28, 2009, 09:15 ET from McCurtain County Tourism Authority

BROKEN BOW, Okla., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- McCurtain County in Southeast Oklahoma is encouraging all North Texas residents to make reservations now for all the wonderful upcoming fall activities.

Enjoy these family fun activities:

Hochatown Trade Days is held the second Saturday weekend of each month.

Now through October 18th "Masters at Work" Exhibit Featuring the best of: Texoma Woodturners, Dallas Area Woodturners, Southeast Oklahoma Woodturners, Northeastern Oklahoma Woodturners, and Central Oklahoma Woodturners Associations. Held at Beavers Bend State Park at the Forest Heritage Center Museum 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday; 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Sunday. Phone: 580-494-6497

September 30th - October 4th - McCurtain County Gem & Mineral Show opens at the Mary H. Herron Community Conference Center

October 2nd , Idabel Bluegrass Bar-B-Q & High School Football Ballgame, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - 100 block of North Central - $15.00 each for fill-your-plate-BBQ (free football game tickets to first 400 BBQ plates sold) 2 Bluegrass bands to enjoy. Call Idabel Main Street 580-208-2000 for more information.

October 3rd, Idabel Fall Festival Saturday, - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - art show, food & craft vendors, entertainment, children events. Idabel Main Street 580-208-2000

October 10th, Wright City Lumberjack Festival 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. for more information contact 580-286-0845.

October 13th, at the Museum of the Red River - Symbols of Power and Authority Exhibit opens. 580-286-3616

October 24th Fall Arts Fest at the Museum of the Red River Fall Arts Fest will feature performances and workshops for the entire family, including special appearances by children's songwriter Monty Harper...and Smokey Bear. 580-286-3616

October 24th Hochatown Junction's Music Under The Stars 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Music and entertainment by local artists Shara Zimmerman, Heather Nelson, Friday Night Garden Party, Diane Bunn and Kyle Nelson with Anna Lester. Food vendors will be there with a variety of wonderful food and drink. Admission is FREE. Bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a family night of music and friendship.

October 24th - Beavers Bend Haunted House at the Forest Heritage Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. for games, face painting, and fortune telling with witches brew being served over by the old still. There will also be pumpkin carving and if the weather is good, old scary, creepy movies in the Carl Albert room in the Forest Heritage Center. For more information call the Nature Center (580-494-6556) or email

November 13th -15th Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show featuring Turn-of-the-Century Arts & Crafts Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 580-494-6497 Fall colors should be peaking and visitors will enjoy the scheduled Beavers Bend Resort activities like nature center programs, paddleboats, hayrides and train rides.

In McCurtain County, there's something for the entire family. Southeast Oklahoma - Broken Bow, OK 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 where admission is FREE.

There is trout fishing, horseback riding, hiking 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 - less than a gas tank - from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

To make reservations visit our website at Or call 800-528-7337.

    For More Information, Contact:
    Jim Drewitz, Public Relations
    Creative Options Communications

SOURCE McCurtain County Tourism Authority