Grady Fairgrounds hosts summer events

by Marylin Butorac, WVCN Community Correspsondant 

Grady County is home to one of the finest fairground facilities in the state. It is a great venue for all types of events and draws thousands of visitors from other places than Grady County to come spend theirentertainment and tourist dollars here.
 Here are some of the events scheduled for the summer at the event center of Grady County.

Heartland Militaria Show June 26th – 27th
 This annual show hosts many vendors offering 300+ tables of military collectibles from vendors across the United States and is the premier show in the area. If you are interested in seeing some of the world’s finest military collectibles to buy, sell or trade, don’t miss this chance.
 The show is open on Saturday June 26th from 9am to 5pm and Sunday June 27th from 9am to 2pm. General Admission is $10. Veterans and Firefighters admission is $9, and children under 12 are free. Anyone who brings a trade item gets $1 off admission.
 The Heartland Militaria Show is hosted by Heartland Militaria Show LLC. All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed.
 Additional information or questions may be addressed to Matt at 405-503-0753 or heartlandmilitariashow@gmail.com

Chickasha Rodeo June 25-26
 A variety of rodeo events will be featured including barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, ribbon roping, calf tie-downs and breakaway events. Add in bronc busting, steer wrestling and bullriding for an exciting evening of old time western cowboy action. Parade entry and Rodeo Queen and Miss candidates crowned. Vendors, children’s entertainment and food trucks will also be available. Don’t miss this long running Grady County event.

World Series of Team Roping July 10-11
 The only true team event in the sport of professional rodeo was born on ranches in the old American West. Like most of the other rodeo events, the history of team roping derived from the practices of day workers in the 1800s to safely treat an injured member of the herd or to brand or tag calves. This daily life turned into a world-famous sport. Today, team roping is an event that requires the coordination of two ropers and two horses to place on the leaderboard and cash a check. What is team roping? This requires close cooperation and timing between two highly skilled ropers – a header and a heeler – and their horses. It is one of rodeos timed-events, similar to barrel racing, steer wrestling, and tie-down roping. Roping begins at 9am each day and admission is free.
 For more information please contact James at 903-816-0169 or check https://wstroping.com/event-5025-chickasha-ok-watson-team-roping.html

State 4-H Horse Show Jul 15 – 17
 Grady County Fairgrounds is this year’s host for the annual Oklahoma State 4-H Horse Show. This is the biggest equine event of the year for four-leaf clover riders. Chris Hiney of Oklahoma 4H calls the event, “much more than a horse show. 4H strives to develop the whole child and help create well rounded adults.” The state’s youth will be grouped into three age groups including 9 to 11 year olds, 12 to 14 year olds and 15 to 19 year olds. Competitive events include barrel racing, showmanship, trail, flags, English, pole bending, stakes, Western, Western pleasure, English and more. Cheer on Oklahoma’s 4-H members at the State 4-H Horse Show. Show hours are 8am – 5pm and admission is free.

Barrel Bash July 23-25
 Barrel racing is an exciting rodeo event in which a horse and rider attempt to run a cloverleaf pattern around preset barrels in the fastest time. Admission is free to watch these athletes compete. For more information please contact Renea at 918-617-0660

Copper Ridge Summer Craft Show July 31 – August 1
 Come shop small and show your support for over 50 unique vendors! Copper Ridge has had the pleasure of hosting this event three times and each show we have grown bigger and better. Hours are 10am -7pm and admission is free. If you are interested in becoming a vendor at this show, feel free to email for an application at copper.ridge.clothing@gmail.com