By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: May 2013
Kristi Brooks and Kris Hadley from TTCU the Credit Union, Roscoe T. Rooster, and April Sailsbury and Wes Smithwick from the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce.
Bring the family out to Broken Arrow’s Rooster Days, the oldest festival in the state of Oklahoma! This year will commemorate the 82nd event and will be held May 10-12, 2013. Guests will enjoy lots of entertainment, free concerts, carnival rides, food, arts and crafts, a parade, a 5K run, and much more. Rooster Days is a premiere family-friendly event.
Rooster Days kicks off Friday evening at Central Park on South Main. As always, Rooster Days will be bringing area residents fantastic live entertainment, including The Kristin Nicole Band, Red Dirt Rangers, Kinsey Saddler, Brandon Clark Band and Tulsa Bradio.
The 3rd annual Rooster Days Run will start at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 10 beginning at the Central Park pool. Route options include a 1 Mile Fun Run and a 5K Run/Walk. Go online to pre-register or enter at the event site the evening of the run.
The Rooster Days Parade begins Saturday at 10 a.m. at College and Main Streets, and proceeds south on historic Main Street to the Broken Arrow Community Center. Both sides of Main will be flooded with spectators of all ages, with kids arriving early to ensure “front row curb seats” as they eagerly receive candy provided by parade entrants. One of the anticipated highlights of the Rooster Days Parade is a gathering of the “Bands of Broken Arrow,” recognized nationwide for their superior and dynamic bands. Be sure to join the fun on Main Street Saturday morning to take in all the floats, bands, antique cars and more. Rides, food vendors, arts and crafts, and live music begin as the parade ends.
The Rooster Days Miss Chick Contest will be held Saturday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m. on the Main Stage. The contest consists of an interview, answering a question on stage, and modeling an evening gown in front of judges and spectators. Applicants are all high school sophomores or juniors and must be Broken Arrow residents. The 2013 Miss Chick will be the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce’s youth ambassador to ribbon cuttings and chamber events.
Looking for a unique and fun shopping experience? The Rooster Days Market Place is the place for you. Featuring home decor, clothing, jewelry, tasty treats and more, Rooster Days Market Place has something for everyone.
New to Rooster Days in 2013 is the Family Fun Zone featuring inflatables, kid-friendly food vendors, face painting, temporary tattoos, and local entertainment including singers, dance teams, karate demonstrations and more.
The first clue for the exciting Rooster Days Egg Hunt was given out April 29. You may get your clues daily at participating Broken Arrow merchants or online at 12 p.m. Cash and prizes will be awarded to the lucky person who can solve the clues that lead him or her to the 2013 Rooster Days egg. Cash and prizes are donated by local merchants. The 2013 Rooster Days egg will become part of the permanent egg collection on display at the Historical Museum on Main in Broken Arrow.
Rooster Days T-shirts will be for sale throughout the weekend, and ride passes are available for $45 each and only available as advanced sell. Visit the website (www.roosterdays.com), Twitter (twitter@roosterdays), or Facebook (facebook.com/roosterdays) for more detailed information. Rooster Days is presented annually by the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce and Broken Arrow Convention and Visitors Bureau. The 2013 presenting sponsor is TTCU The Credit Union.
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.