TEXAS OKLAHOMA FAIR
The Texas Oklahoma Fair features indoor vendor exhibits, traditional fair food, a SUPER Lighted Midway with exciting rides and games, livestock shows plus free attractions including an exotic animal petting zoo, exotic animal stage show, clowns, live music on the Midway stage and Exhibit Hall Stage.
The Exhibit Hall closes at 10pm nightly, but the Midway remains open later.
The Lifestock Show (free admission) will be featured each evening and all day Saturday at the MPEC J.S. Bridwell Agricultural Center. There will be events each evening and other livestock judging through Sunday.
Military Night: Tuesday, September 17 All Military Families (Active, Retired, Reserved) admitted into the Fair Grounds FREE.
Armband Nights: Tuesday, September 17 - Thursday, September 19 $15.00 Armband to ride all rides
Hours: Monday-Friday 6:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday 1:00pm-midnight
THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE HONKY-TONK EXHIBIT OPENER
People in Texas have always liked to dance, and the people of Wichita Falls are no different. In the post World War II era, that was plainly evident. The Miller Brothers were the #3 ranked band in the nation, and the M-B Corral in Wichita Falls was a major stage for rising stars like Elvis Presley and established stars like Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys and Lefty Frizzell. Disc jockeys like Bill Mack and Snuff Garrett roamed the radio airwaves, television began promoting live music shows, and musicians became local celebrities.
Join us at the Museum of North Texas History for the fall exhibit, "The Golden Age of the Honky-Tonk", which highlights the clubs, dance halls, bands, and musicians from the early 1950s to the mid 1970s. The exhibit run September 19 - December 14.
Everyone is invited to the Exhibit Opening Night on September 19th from 6:30pm-9:30pm. In addition to the main exhibit, there will be a documentary showcasing seven area musicians. A companion book, as well as t-shirts, will be offered for sale. Also available for sale will be a CD, "Whatever Happened to the Honky-Tonks and Bars?" written and performed by Kenny and Susan Mayo. The couple, along with their band "Post Oak", will also play for a dance from 7:00pm-9:30pm on Opening Night.
Regular Museum hours are Tuesday-Friday 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm and Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm