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The City of Wagoner: Your Christmas Destination

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2021

Lights, lights and more lights! Wagoner is the best kept secret for holiday fun and family traditions. The City of Wagoner, Wagoner Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Wagoner and the Ft. Gibson Lake Association are partnering to bring the best of the holiday season to visitors and residents.

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Submit Entries, Compete, Perform, or Sell How to take part in the food, music and fun at the Blue Grass & Chili Festival.

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2021

The 41st annual Bluegrass & Chili Festival is set for Sept. 10 and 11 in historic downtown Wagoner. The weekend festivities will include multiple stages of FREE “pepper hot” concerts by national and regional artists. In addition to the free concerts, other musical entertainment highlights include: The “Junior Showcase” this showcase is designed to give talented youth 21 and under stage exposure and experience in a noncompetitive showcase. An acoustic guitar will be awarded by a drawing of all the participants. Don’t miss the opportunity to see some fancy dancing’ as dance groups “kick up their heels” during the festivities.

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There’s No Place Like Wagoner at Christmas!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2020

Wagoner is a city of wonder during the holiday season. It is truly a Christmas destination, offering something the whole family will enjoy. The festivities kick-off on November 21 through December 27, with an array of lights, concerts, and other traditional favorites. Read more for all the details on one of the greatest Christmas celebrations in the state!

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Bluegrass & Chili Festival: Volunteers, Vendors, Exhibitors & Cooks Wanted

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2020

The City of Wagoner has much to offer visitors year-round, but the most toe-tapping, hand-clapping reason to be in the beautiful and historic town will be returning in September at the 41st annual Bluegrass and Chili Festival! There’s no stopping this fan-favorite event that keeps on keeping on, and this year will be a most memorable time.

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Wagoner Hosts Grand Opening of History Center

By: Dell Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2020

After months of renovation, The Wagoner Historical Museum grand reopening celebration is planned for Feb. 28, 2020, at 3 p.m. featuring "Jim Halsey’s Legends of Country Music Exhibit" showcasing everything from a Grammy to autographed guitars, gold and platinum albums, stage costumes and more. Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell and other dignitaries will celebrate the reopening. Learn about Jim Halsey and the team of Wagoner historians behind the exhibit at

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The City of Wagoner: Your Christmas Destination!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: November 2019

The City of Wagoner has over 15 holiday events scheduled this season including concerts, Christmas lights, photos with Santa, a parade, 5K run, contests and more. The spirit of Christmas comes alive across Wagoner November 23 through December 25 with plenty of opportunities to make memories with family, friends and loved ones while enjoying the magic and wonder of the season. Find the schedule and more details at

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