Celebrate Cheese & Wine in downtown Watonga!
Friday, October 10th
Saturday, October 11th
For just $5, you get a two-day
12 and under- FREE
Your pass get you admission into the
armory, tent, cheese tasting, and two-days of live entertainment
on two stages.
Help us choose the People's Choice Award!
You are invited to help us choose the People's
Choice Award. Sample our selection of all- Oklahoma wine, and
choose your favorite. With additional admission into the newly
renovated winery tasting room, you will receive a souvenir glass.
(21 and over only.)
This will also be the second year of the Wine
Competition. Watonga Cheese Festival has partnered with
Oklahoma Grape Industry Council (OGIC) to host the statewide wine
competition, featuring an esteemed panel of judges from throughout
Although the judges have chosen their
favorites, it's time to choose yours!
Check out the 2014 Wine Competition Winners
while your at the Festival.
Art & Crafts Vendors
Our Festival offers collections of oils,
acrylics, watercolors, and pastels, photography and graphics,
plus pottery and sculpture. Demonstrations are given throughout
the Festival. Plan to take home a work of art by shopping at the
where you'll find inspiration for your home or office by artists
from around the state, working in several different mediums.
We also have hundreds of booths of
tempting bargains including home-made crafts, foods, home decor
Fiber Arts Show
Our Festival also includes a fiber arts show which offers:
spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet, felting, lace making,
braiding, dyeing raising fiber animals and plants and more.
To participate as an artist in the 'Fiber Arts' Show, contact
Donna Smith at 580-623-0637.
Regionally made, mostly hand-stitched quilts are hung and displayed
for viewing. From Grandma's quilts to professional artists,
this show offers examples of many different styles of quilts.
Cheese and more cheese
Our little town is famous for cheese
so come out and enjoy tasting many kinds of cheeses, cheese dips,
and cheese balls. If you find something you like, it is available
for purchase from Kiwanis. While your at it, pick up our
cookbook full of cheese receipes.
Not only do we have Cheese...
We also have bbq, fried
onions,homemade lemonade, hotdogs, and much more!
Love all things OK?
So do we! Not only do we love
Oklahoma wine, we love all things MADE IN OKLAHOMA, that why we have
created a tent just to feature Oklahoma made items.
We have two stages with daily entertainment
featuring music, karaoke, street dance, and NEW THIS YEAR- BMX
SATURDAY ONLY EVENTS
RAT RACE: Races start at Noble House,
112 N. Noble .1 mile Fun Run, 5k & 10k
CLASSIC CARS AND MOTORCYCLES: From hot
rods to classics, drifters to rail jobs there is a category for
everyone! Old, New, 2 wheel or 4, fully restored or a work
in progress - we welcome you to participate. $20
entry in the show, parade entry, dash
plaque and 1 All Access Pass to the
Watonga Cheese Festival. All class winners receive a trophy.
For information call 580-791-1127 or 580-623-5452.
PARADE: Our wonderful parade has
motorcycles, bands, fire trucks, and real cowboys participating-
it is a great experience. Starts at 12:00 p.m. on Noble
RACE THE RAIL: Cyclists ride
from Watonga to Geary, then back. The train will begin in
Geary heading north to Watonga at not more than 10 mph. So
as riders are traveling South, they will meet the train and
begin the chase to hopefully pass the train on the return trip
For more information contact:
Andy Barrett, Festival Director or
Sharon Queenie, Chamber Director
Race The Rail!
Bicyclist will be challenged to race
the train from Watonga to Geary and back while the train just
travels from Geary to Watonga. Interesting!
On Saturday at noon is our annual parade.
We feature cars, cowboys, businesses, tractors,
and much more!
More about Watonga
Watonga is Oklahoma's Cheese capital!
Here are some fun facts:
- We have Love's first
convenience store, heck we are home to the famous voice of Donald
- Watonga is named after
the Arapaho Chief, Wa-Ah-Dan-Ga-Ah, which means Black Coyote
- Roman Nose State Park is named for the last
warrior-chief of the Cheyenne Indians
- Nereby 18- acre Boecher Lake and 55-acre Lake
Watonga make for great fishing, camping and recreation.
- Enjoy a casino evening at Feather Warrior
Casino, just two blocks south of town.
- By the way, Watonga Cheese is available for
purchase all year-around at The Plant Place, 301 West Russworm.
2014 Wine Competition Winners!
Watonga Cheese Festival
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Thank you to our
Sponsors - 2013
Mr. & Mrs. GL Alexander
Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Crawford
End O' Main
Erma's Package Store
Mr. & Mrs. Larry Major
Noble House Restaurant/B&B
F. Doug Shirley, Atty.