Vinita is located in northeastern Oklahoma in Craig County (of which it is the county seat) northeast of Tulsa along historic Route 66 just off Interstate 44. The town is within minutes of myriad recreational facilities including Lake Oologah to the west and Bernice State Park, Honey Creek State Park, Disney/Little Blue State Park, Cherokee State Park, Spavinaw State Park, Snowdale State Park, Grand Lake O' the Cherokees, Spavinaw Lake, Lake Eucha and Lake Hudson, to name just a few.
Will Rogers attended the Willie Halsell Institute saying he felt more at home here than any other school he ever went to. To honor the "Cowboy Comedian", the town puts on its annual Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo in August and has now produced more than 60 of them.
Local attractions include the Eastern Trails Museum and the Civil War Monument. In addition, Vinita has a self-guided tour of 35 turn-of-the-century homes, all listed in the National Register of Historic Buildings.
The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 5,741, a decrease of 63 since 1990.
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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.