Fairs and Festivals in Chickasaw Country

Chickasaw Country offers a multitude of festivals throughout the year. From seasonal festivals to free county fairs and beyond, South-central Oklahoma is the place to be. Whether you're searching for a day excitement or a day to simply celebrate your favorite food, our extraordinary festivals have it all. So if you are in the mood for watermelons and noodling or feel the desire to go rattlesnake hunting, come enjoy a day of fun in Chickasaw Country at one of our many festivals!

  • Chickasaw Nation Annual Meeting & Festival

    Tishomingo, Oklahoma

    Don’t miss exciting festivities such as Cultural Evening, Art Show and Market, Annual Meeting, cultural events, entertainment, games, fellowship and more. Among the activities featured will be the State of the Nation Address by Governor Bill Anoatubby and the Festival Parade on Main Street in Tishomingo. Come join the Chickasaw Nation in celebrating the persevering spirit of its people! 

    Harvest Fest at Chickasaw White House

    Milburn, Oklahoma

    This free event offers attendees a chance to step back into the early 1900s with food and activities representing the life of Chickasaw Nation Governor Douglas H. Johnston, who was the first Chickasaw Governor to be appointed by the President of the United States in 1906. Governor Douglas H. Johnston and his family occupied the White House from 1898-1971. In the 1990's the Chickasaw Nation restored the White House to its original grandeur. It is on the National Registry of Historic Places. 

    Stratford Peach Festival

    Stratford, Oklahoma

    The annual Stratford Peach Festival is hosted by the Stratford Little League Foundation. Festival activities include but are not limited to, 5k family fun run at 6:30am, free pancake breakfast at 7am, Farmer's Market, Car Show, Princess Pageant, food vendors, 70 + retail booths, carnival rides and bounce houses, local performers, blood drive, and so much more!

    Rush Springs Watermelon Festival

    Rush Springs, Oklahoma

    This annual event celebrates the rush of local seasonal watermelons with watermelon-themed activities, carnival rides and family friendly entertainment. The Rush Springs Watermelon Festival has been an annual event since 1948, and has grown to over 20,000 festival-goers each year!

    Okie Noodling Tournament and Festival

    Pauls Valley, Oklahoma

    Make your way to Wacker Park in Pauls Valley for the popular and exciting Okie Noodling Tournament! The event will feature food, vendors, live music, games, face painting, inflatables, a kids' noodling clinic, a catfish cook-off and kids' catfish eating contest. Don’t forget the coronation of the Okie Noodling Queen!