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12 07, 2016

Forest Heritage Center Events: Sept-Oct 2016

2019-10-23T21:52:10+00:00Broken Bow, Event, Festival, Things to do|

Wood-turning, basket-weaving, and painting - oh my! This September and October is an exciting time at Broken Bow's Forest Heritage Center and Museum at Hochatown State Park. Between September 9 and October 16, the Heritage Center plays host to fine-art events that are both entertaining and educational. September 13-14, 2016: Capturing Nature's Beauty Artist and art educator Jamie Carter graces our presence from Paris, TX to instruct current and would-be artists in nature-painting techniques. "Capturing Nature's Beauty" is a 2-day art retreat for students who want to learn about painting their natural surroundings. It doesn't matter if you are a [...]

15 04, 2016

2016 Broken Bow Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival, June 16-17-18

2019-10-23T22:00:45+00:00Broken Bow, Event, Festival, Things to do|

It's that time again: time to plan your cabin escape to Broken Bow during the weekend of June 16, 17 and 18 for the 2016 Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest! Residents of and Visitors to the Broken Bow area look forward to this annual event celebrating our community, our heritage and SE Oklahoma's natural beauty. Held at the Broken Bow City Park, this festival brings a friendly welcome to all with the 5K run; children's events; youth activities; Choctaw Indian Dancing, story-telling, singing and cultural demonstrations; concessions; the Forestry Competition; Archery Contest; Horseshoe Contest; Talent Show; Domino Tournament; Turkey [...]

2 11, 2015

November Events: Folk Festival and Craft Show

2019-10-23T22:09:03+00:00Event, Festival, Kids Activity, Things to do|

Each year, the entire town of Broken Bow and the surrounding areas look forward to our annual Folk Festival and Craft Show, held at the Forest Heritage Center. We would like to formally invite you to attend this wonderful, family-friendly event during your southeast OK cabin vacation this November 13, 14 and 15, 2015! Start your holiday shopping early! Nearly 70 exhibitors and vendors will be in attendance this year, and many take things back to our country's roots with turn-of-the-(19th)-century skills. Meanwhile, storytellers will regale their audiences with traditional lore while traditional musicians play dulcimer, banjo, fiddles and more [...]

23 07, 2015

Rodeo and Family Fun at Two Idabel Summer Events

2019-10-24T17:05:27+00:00Event, Festival, Things to do|

For as long as America can remember, Oklahoma and rodeos have gone hand-in-hand. since the 1800s, ranch personnel often tested their skills against those from neighboring ranches, often in the form of roping and riding contests. It was friendly fun that helped build both friendships and good-natured rivalries across the west. While the sport became more popular, and monetary prizes grew, rodeos were the subject of much speculation because there was no standard way to judge a particular skill. Between 1929 and 1965, organizations were created to standardize rules and create a point system for judging, set prize-money policies, protect [...]

25 05, 2015

June Brings Broken Bow’s Big Art and Culture Events

2019-10-24T17:10:50+00:00Broken Bow, Festival, Things to do|

June is a big month here in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. We not only throw the biggest celebration of the year during June, but we also hold one of the largest regional art shows in the area! Come to Broken Bow between June 13-22, 2015 and take in our art, culture and community entertainment during the Kiamichi Owa-Chito Art Show and Festival of the Forest! You may look at the name "Kiamichi Owa-Chito" and wonder what in the world it could mean, and we would love to offer a quick lesson. Kiamichi is the name of the ancient range located approximately 50 [...]

27 04, 2015

Unique Activities in Broken Bow: May Events

2019-10-24T17:15:11+00:00Broken Bow, Event, Festival, Things to do|

Warmer weather is here, and with it comes our town's tradition of fun events for both locals and visitors to enjoy. We would like to formally invite all of our Beavers Bend Creative Escapes guests to join our town in some unique pastimes in May. During this month, May 16, 2015 is the date of choice, when fun can be had with Cool Cars & Crazy Cones and Music MAYnia & More. May 16, 2015:  Music MAYnia & More 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Beavers Bend State Park Amphitheater Start your day at this all-day celebration of the arts, presented [...]

11 11, 2014

2014 Christmas Holiday Happenings Near Broken Bow

2019-10-24T17:46:44+00:00Event, Festival, Shopping|

Halloween has passed, and Thanksgiving will soon be upon us with the love, laughter and FOOD that comes with it. And what's after that? Why it's time for all things peace and goodwill that make up the Christmas Season! If you plan to enjoy a Broken Bow vacation with us here at Beavers Bend Creative Escapes, you'll find plenty happening to help celebrate this end-of-year holiday. From traditional arts and crafts shows, to parades, larger specialty events and more, you'll find the perfect area diversion during your cabin escape. So come out to Beavers Bend Creative Escapes this Holiday Season [...]

26 09, 2014

2014 Wright City Lumberjax Festival – Wright City, OK

2019-10-24T17:52:50+00:00Festival, Things to do|

The beauty outside and the mild fall weather make it a blessing to live in Broken Bow, OK! What do you love most about fall? In addition to the pumpkins, cider, and other seasonal goodies to be found, there are some great community events going on that you will not want to miss and the Lumberjax Festival is one of them. This is the 10th year for the Wright City Lumberjax Festival and it is one of the favorite fall events in our area that brings people together from a number of different communities. If you are looking for a [...]

7 09, 2014

Honobia Bigfoot Festival – October 3-4, 2014

2014-09-07T02:18:04+00:00Festival, Things to do|

The legend of the Bigfoot has been a part of our culture for many years. There is of course quite the controversy surrounding this “Wildman.” Did you know that the first written account of such an encounter was way before the time of Christopher Columbus, in 986 AD when Leif Erikson and his men landed in the new world. Accounts share that they saw creatures who were “horribly ugly, hairy, swarthy and with big black eyes.” Whatever the truth is, the stories, legends, excitement and curiosity around Bigfoot have set the stage for a wonderful annual event, the Honobia Bigfoot [...]

21 06, 2014

2014 Watermelon Festival in Valliant, OK

2014-06-21T01:44:49+00:00Beavers Bend, Beavers Bend Creative Escapes, Event, Festival, Things to do|

Why do watermelons have fancy weddings? Because they cantaloupe! There’s nothing like a simple joke to put a smile on your face. Something else that will put a smile on your face and that also has to do with watermelons is finding out that the Valliant Watermelon Festival in Valliant, OK is just around the corner! This annual event that brings an already vibrant community alive will take place July 25-26, 2014. If you closed your eyes and imagined an old-fashioned festival in a quaint, beautiful southeast Oklahoma town, chances are you would see exactly what happens at this popular [...]

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