By: Kathy Reynolds | Category: Other | Issue: May 2008
Come by the Rooster Days Festival at Central Park in Broken Arrow May 8-11 to see the rooster mascot and enjoy great entertainment and food.
Musical entertainment has always been a focal point of the Rooster Days festival and this year is no exception. The Broken Arrow Area Chamber of Commerce has put together an exciting lineup for your enjoyment at the 77th Annual Rooster Days Festival, May 8 through 11 at Central Park.
This year’s attractions also include a large new carnival for children of all ages and a wide variety of food vendors with something to satisfy any appetite.
Mega Ride Passes are on sale April 7 through May 10 and are available at all Jenks, Tulsa and Broken Arrow Reasor’s locations, as well as the Broken Arrow Area Chamber of Commerce, for only $25 per pass. Exchange the ticket at the designated midway ticket booth to receive a Mega Pass armband, valid all four days of the festival.
The local entertainment stage is sponsored by the Broken Arrow Ledger and will feature some amazing local talent to kick off the festival Thursday, May 8 at 4:30 p.m.
Friday marks the opening of the Arts & Crafts and Trade Show inside the Community Center, located near the park entrance.
The Rooster Days Festival Parade, sponsored by Blue Bell Creameries, begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and promises to be bigger and better than ever. The Broken Arrow Rotary will present the float awards for this year’s parade.
Immediately following the parade and the official welcome from the mayor, Central Park will explode with activities. The Broken Arrow Ledger stage will feature a variety of entertainment until the Miss Chick Contest commences at 6 p.m.
Other activities include a Kit Car Show and a huge petting zoo. Children can also ride the ponies and get their pictures made.
The main stage is sponsored by Cox Business and will provide entertainment starting at 6 p.m. Friday with Halo Jordon. The Boyle Brothers perform at 7 p.m., and Deuce Eleven is on at 8 p.m.
The Cox Business stage will feature an array of entertainment on Saturday. Slated musicians include: The Wanda Watson Band, Shawna Russell, Brandon Clark, Sending 68, Bluehemians, Left on Harvard, Sean Adair and the Okie Island Band and LongShot.
The park opens at 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. The festival will wrap up 6 p.m. Sunday.
Rooster Days sponsors include: City of Broken Arrow, Blue Bell Creameries, Speedway Chevrolet, Cox Business, Floral Haven Funeral Home, Cemetery and Floral Shop, Broken Arrow Ledger, Windstream, Verizon Wireless, Public Service of Oklahoma, McDonald’s and Mazzio’s.
Citizens Security Bank will sponsor the Rooster Days T-shirt. T-shirts are currently on sale at the Chamber and will be sold at the festival inside the Community Center at the Optimist’s booth.
For a complete list of scheduled activities and entertainment, visit the Broken Arrow Area Chamber of Commerce Web site at www.roosterdaysfestival.com