Rooster Days Press Conference. Pictured left to right: Rosco, Rosie Cramer of TTCU (presenting sponsor), Event Chair Scott Eudey, Broken Arrow Chamber President and CEO, Jennifer Conway, Vice-Mayor Christie Gillespie and Miss Rooster Days 2021, Annie Rose Duncan.
By, Macy Goodnight; There’s no place like home, and in Broken Arrow that sentiment is at the root of one of the state’s oldest and greatest festivals! Rooster Days is coming, and it’s something to crow about!
The 90th year of this annual celebration kicks of Sept. 2, at 5 p.m., with all of the favorite elements visitors have come to love and expect, but with so much more! The longest running festival in the state is hosted annually by the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce, with the support of sponsors. Live entertainment, carnival, rides, food, and a vendor market are always just part of the fun! New this year, a Beer Garden is planned with televisions broadcasting the days’ games. The Rooster Days 5k Run will return, as well as the annual parade, which will take place Saturday, Sept. 4, at 10 a.m., and a cornhole tournament at 1 p.m. that day. There is something for everyone at this beloved celebration! The event continues through a fun and exciting weekend, ending Sunday, Sept. 5, at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, and single and mega-ride passes can be purchased.
Scott Eudey, City Councilor, Attorney and Event Chairman, is proud to be a part of such an honored tradition. “It’s Broken Arrow’s homecoming,” he said. “It’s a time where we can make memories, and celebrate past memories.”
Event Chairman, Scott Eudey (City Councilor and Attorney)
Rooster Days began in 1931, as a way for the local farmers to manage their rooster populations, as well as an infertile egg market. The following year would boast the headline entertainment of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. The event has proven over the years to not only be a time-honored tradition for the city, but for folks traveling in from around the state for some top-quality fun and entertainment. “This year we have some very exciting new things, and everything you love about Rooster Days,” said Scott. “Yes, you can get your corn dog, funnel cake and a hamburger. We will make sure you get everything you enjoy about Rooster Days.”
The annual parade is a fan favorite, with loads of antique and modern cars, floats, bands and more. Get there early to grab a front row seat, between the starting point at College and Main Streets, to the finish at the gates of Rooster Days at 1500 S. Main St. Miss Rooster Days will be in attendance as well as her court, and of course, “The Pride of Broken Arrow,” Broken Arrow High School’s award-winning marching band. All of the fun at the festival awaits at the end of the parade!
The Cornhole Tournament, will take place at the Central Park Pool parking lot, Saturday. Check-in time is at 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., and the competition will begin at noon. The cost per twoperson team is $50 to enter. This is a double elimination tournament with a cash payout to the first and second place winning teams.
The Rooster Days 5k Run will return this year Saturday, Sept. 4.
A Corporate Night will be offered, “for any companies that want to celebrate their staff by letting them enjoy Rooster Days this year,” said Scott.
More information can be found on the Broken Arrow Chamber website at www.brokenarrowchamber.com, www.roosterdays.com, or on Facebook @roosterdays. Follow them for their updates, and for scheduled events during the festival.
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