Okemah is located in eastern Oklahoma and is the county seat of Okfuskee County. It is north of the North Canadian River and Interstate 40/U.S. Highway 62.
The town is best known as the birthplace of folk singer/songwriter Woody Guthrie. Among his songs of the "Dust Bowl" era of the 1930's was This Land is Your Land. As a teenager he performed at the still-operating Crystal Theater which was built in 1921.
The Okfuskee County Historical Museum displays photographs of the Guthrie family as well as those of early settlers and American Indians of the mid-1800s. Additional attractions include the Territory Town Museum.
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05/18 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.
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.
Greater Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival West Newton PA August24-September29 Jousters will compete in the Jousting Arena, while the smallest of the kingdom can enjoy their time in the New Children's Realm. Also a Pirate’s Pub and a New upscale Crafts Marketplace. Weekends only.
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.