GLENPOOL — Rain won’t keep Glenpool from celebrating their yearly carnival, Black Gold Days taking place at Black Gold Park located at 141st and U.S. 75. Estimated attendance is expected to be 17,000.
Meagan Brown, with the Glenpool Chamber of Commerce, said, “Black Gold Days is a festival that celebrates the rich history of Glenpool, as well as a celebration of our great community. For the past 37 years, Black Gold Days has been an event suited for people of ALL ages and this year is no exception.”
The event is free to the public and as should proceed despite rain.
Brown said, “Weather permitting, the show will go on. The carnival will only be closed if there is lightening. Obviously, if the general safety of our guests is at risk, we will take precautions. Guests are encouraged to follow the Black Gold Days Facebook page and the Glenpool Chamber Twitter to stay in the loop on all festival updates.”
A detailed schedule can be found on the Chamber’s website, but an overview of activities include:
- Amusement rides
- Carnival food
- Cash giveaways
- Sport and travel show
- Frog/Turtle race
- Pancake breakfast
- Black Gold Parade
- Horseshoe contest
Musical headliners will include: NBC's The Voice top 8 finalist (and local artist) Corey Kent White, David Dover Band, Darrel Cole Band and the Josh Woods Band.
"All you can ride" wristbands available through Wednesday, June 17 for $20 and can be purchased at Glenpool’s Banc First, Mabrey Bank, American Heritage Bank and the Glenpool Conference Center during normal business hours.
At the festival, wristbands will be $25. Individual tickets run 1 for $3; 9 for $25; 25 for $60, with each ride requiring one ticket.
Shuttle services running from Glenpool High School stadium lot will ensure plenty of parking. Handicap parking will also be located off of 141st Street and U.S. 75 near Tulsa Community College and Ron's Hamburgers.