Bixby Green Corn Festival Going on Now

The annual Bixby Green Corn Festival is taking place right now in downtown Bixby.

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2008

Dale Boatmun, president of Bixby Optimist Club, invites you and your family to the Green Corn Festival.

The annual Bixby Green Corn Festival is taking place right now in downtown Bixby. This festival is a throwback to traditional, family-oriented good times, with carnival rides, music, arts & crafts, food, bingo and more all-age games and activities than you can shake an ear of corn at!

The Bixby Green Corn Festival was started during World War II by Clyde Miller, a prominent man in the corn business who wanted to celebrate a fruitful season and reward his pickers and packers. Since 1975, the Green Corn Festival has been sponsored by the Bixby Optimist Club. “This festival gives residents the opportunity to enjoy an old-fashioned festival,” said President Dale Boatmun. “The Bixby Optimist Club handles tons of behind-the-scenes details like cleanup and prize giveaways for bingo, contests and drawings. It takes a lot of people to make this happen.”

The festival is celebrated annually on the fourth Thursday, Friday and Saturday of June. This year, it’s June 26, 27 and 28. Downtown Bixby, south of 151st and east of Memorial, will be lined with food and craft vendors. Charley Young Park is hosting many of the games and booths, as well as the Gazebo Stage. Just a short distance away, you’ll find the Youth Stage and the carnival.

The traditional giveaway of free roasted ears of corn occurs Thursday night. Each day of the festival will include musical acts on multiple stages: Thursday is gospel night, Friday and Saturday are country days, and Saturday night offers a street dance. The festival is hosting a 5K run for the athletically inclined, and bingo is always a popular activity. Most importantly, the Bixby Green Corn Festival provides three days of fun for the whole family.

Schedule:
Thursday, June 26, Carnival 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Historical Society Bean Dinner (918-366-1200)
5:30-8:30 p.m. Crossroads Fellowship Family Center
Green Corn Festival Grand Opening Ceremony
6:45 p.m. Charley Young Park Gazebo Stage
Little Women – The Musical
7:00 p.m. The T.A.P.E.S. Studio
Free Roasting Ears (While they last)
7:30 p.m. Charley Young Park
Jana Lee Murry
6:00-7:00 p.m. Youth Stage
Tulsa Community Baptist Church
7:00-8:00 p.m. Youth Stage
Evergreen Baptist Church
8:00-9:00 p.m. Youth Stage
Acts 29 New Beginnings Baptist Church
9:00-10:00 p.m. Youth Stage
Hoot-n-Nanny Brenda Liles & Cripple Creek
6:30-10:00 p.m. Community Center
Forgiven/Gospel Music by Local Churches
7:00-10:30 p.m. Charley Young Park Gazebo Stage

Friday, June 27, Carnival 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Historical Society Pioneer Breakfast (918-366-1200)
8:00-10:30 a.m. Crossroads Fellowship Family Center
Green Corn Youth Talent Show
1:00-6:00 p.m. Community Center
Spaghetti Dinner
5:00-7:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church
Country Remembered
6:00-7:30 p.m. Youth Stage
Tulsa Community Band
7:00-8:00 p.m. Charley Young Park Gazebo Stage
Little Women – The Musical
7:00 p.m. The T.A.P.E.S. Studio
Stikhorse
7:30-11:00 p.m. Youth Stage
Ronnie Furr
8:00-11:00 p.m. Charley Young Park Gazebo Stage
Nail Driving Contest
8:00-8:30 p.m. Charley Young Park

Saturday, June 28, Carnival 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Pancake Breakfast
7:00-11:00 a.m. Crossroads Fellowship Family Center
Daily Family YMCA 5K run (918-369-9622)
7:30 a.m. Flagpole
Signup for Turtle/Frog Races
8:30-9:00 a.m. West of Flagpole, North of Park
Horseshoe Pitching
9:00 a.m. NW of Rodeo Arena
Car Show
9:00-11:00 a.m. Breckenridge and Armstrong
Turtle Race (Box type only)
9:00-9:30 a.m. West of Flagpole, North of Park
Frog Jumping (Bullfrogs only)
9:30-10:00 a.m. West of Flagpole, North of Park
Green Corn Parade
10:00 a.m. Dawes to Cabaniss
Hula Hoop Contest
11:30 a.m.-noon Charley Young Park
Tractor Pull
noon East of Flagpole, North of First Baptist
Bingo
12:00-6:00 p.m. Community Center
Corn Eating Contest
12:00-12:30 p.m. Charley Young Park (NE)
Ritters Top Notch Band
12:00-2:30 p.m. Charley Young Park Gazebo
Three Legged Race
12:30-1:00 p.m. Charley Young Park (Center)
Kiddy Pull
1:00 p.m. East of Flagpole, North of First Baptist
Sack Race
1:00-1:30 p.m. Charley Young Park (Center)
Balloon Toss
1:30-2:00 p.m. Charley Young Park (Center)
Egg Toss
2:00-2:30 p.m. Charley Young Park (Center)
Ronnie Furr
2:30-4:30 p.m. Charley Young Park Gazebo
Watermelon Eating
2:30-3:00 p.m. Charley Young Park (NE)
Watermelon Seed Spitting
3:00-3:30 p.m. Charley Young Park (NE)
Football Toss
3:30-4:00 p.m. Charley Young Park (Center)
Karaoke – “A corn-o-copia of fun”
4:00-7:00 p.m. Ice House Fitness Center (Armstrong)
Limbo
4:00-4:30 p.m. Charley Young Park (Center)
Nickel in the Haystack
4:30-5:00 p.m. Charley Young Park (Center)
Rio Dosa Ban Band
4:30-6:30 p.m. Charley Young Park Gazebo
Thirty Yard Effect
5:00-6:00 p.m. Youth Stage
Luke Foster & Band
6:00-7:30 p.m. Youth Stage
Hoot-n-Nanny Brenda Liles & Cripple Creek
6:30-8:30 p.m. Charley Young Park Gazebo
Hog Calling
7:00-7:15 p.m. Charley Young Park (Center)
Little Women – The Musical
7:00 p.m. The T.A.P.E.S. Studio
Phil Crain
7:30-9:00 p.m. Youth Stage
Trail Blazers Clog Dancers
8:30-9:30 p.m. Dawes Street, North of Park
SoulRider
9:00-10:00 p.m. Youth Stage
DJ Connection
10:00-11:00 p.m. Youth Stage
Street Dance – Danny Davis & His Detours Band
9:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Dawes Street, North of Park

For more information, contact

Bixby Green Corn Festival

(918) 366-1408


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Bixby Green Corn Festival

For more information, contact:

Bixby Green Corn Festival

(918) 638-2184
12-128 W. Dawes Ave. | Bixby, OK



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