Commerce is located in the extreme northeast portion of Oklahoma in Ottawa County north of Miami near the Kansas border.
The town is best known as the childhood home of baseball Hall-of-Famer Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees. Mantle was honored in 1988 when the portion of U.S. Highway 69 that runs through town was changed to Mickey Mantle Blvd.
Outdoor recreation revolves around nearby Spring River Canoe Trails State Park, the Grand (Neosho) River, the Spring River and Twin Bridges State Park.
Commerce was first established as a mining town in 1905 and was at various times called called "North Miami", "Hattonville,", "Geneva", "Hattonville" again before the four partners who made the initial ore discovery bought the town and named it "Commerce" after their new business corporation, The Commerce Mining and Royalty Company.
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05/13 Coming to The area
OK Mozart Festival Bartlesville OK June9-15 Oklahoma's Premier Music Festival,
OK Mozart brings the highest quality professional musical and cultural experience to the state of Oklahoma and the middle United States.
National Poultry Festival Rogers AR June14-15 In addition to a music concert, the weekend events includes a golf tournament, fishing tournament, skeet shoot, horseshoe tournament, ladies luncheon, motorcycle rally, kids’ activities, ice cream socials, a barbecue cooking contest, and a barbecue fair where delicious food can be sampled.
Johnson County Peach Festival Clarksville AR July25-28 Johnson County Peach Festival is the oldest festival in the State. Concessionaires bring their wares from good ol' home cookin' to handmade arts and crafts. Enjoy live entertainment and don't miss the Peach Cobbler Bake-Off and Jam/Jelly Contest.
Tulsa Greek Festival Tulsa OK September19-21 Build your own Greek dinner, enjoy some Greek desserts, buy a Greek cookbook with an area flavor, and imagine the sights, sounds, and smells of Mediterranean life.
Arkansas Apple Festival Lincoln AR October4-6 The centerpiece of the festival is the unequalled variety of arts and crafts, featuring works of some of the most talented artisans in the Ozarks. One of the highlights of the Arkansas Apple Festival is the Apple Core Throwing Contest, a test of strength, accuracy, aerodynamics, and just plain luck.