One of the Tulsa area’s most popular food festivals — the Bixby Green Corn Festival — is happening this weekend.

The downtown festival is full of old-fashioned, family-oriented fun that celebrates the area’s agricultural heritage. Running Thursday, June 25, through Saturday, June 27, it features live music, arts and crafts, food and a carnival.

Find live music at the event stage at Charley Young Event Park in downtown Bixby (one block south and east of 151st Street and Memorial Drive). The park will be surrounded by food and craft booths and is the site of most of the festival’s games and contests.

Event organizers are asking guests to be mindful of CDC guidelines for social distancing, and hand sanitizer stations will be available.

In preparation for the event, be aware some streets are closed in downtown Bixby for construction. For details of the streets closed for the festival and the construction, go to facebook.com/bixbyoptimistclub. There will be no parade this year.

Event organizers recommend parking at First Baptist Church, 114 E. Breckenridge Ave., or Bixby Central Elementary School, 201 S. Main St. Enter from Riverview Drive on Breckenridge Avenue to access the First Baptist parking lot. Breckenridge Avenue will be closed to through traffic from Memorial Drive. Vendor booths will be set up on part of Breckenridge.

2020 Green Corn Festival

Thursday, June 25

Carnival: 6–11 p.m.

Grand Opening Ceremony: 6:45 p.m.

Free roasting ears while they last: 7:30 p.m.

Gospel music: 7–10 p.m.

Friday, June 26

Carnival: 6–11 p.m.

Music: 6–8:15 p.m.

AVA Voice Spotlight: between bands

Music: 8:45-11 p.m.

Saturday, June 27

Carnival: noon to 11 p.m.

Sign up for box turtle and bull frog races: 8:30 a.m.

Box turtle races: 9 a.m.

Bull frog races: 9:30 a.m.

Hula hoop contest: 11:30 a.m.

Corn eating contest: noon

3-legged race: 12:30 p.m.

2-legged jump race: 1 p.m.

8-legged race: 1:30 p.m.

Football toss contest: 2 p.m.

Watermelon eating contest: 2:30 p.m.

Limbo: 3 p.m.

Balloon toss: 3:30 p.m.

Egg toss: 4 p.m.

Nickel in the Haystack: 4:30 p.m.

Music: 6–8:45 p.m.

AVA Voice Spotlight: between bands

Music: 9:15 p.m. to midnight


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