Red Fern Festival returns to Tahlequah

The Red Fern Festival is set to return to Tahlequah for the 12th year. Festivities will span the week of April 23-28, with the main events taking place April 27-28. 
This year, the Red Fern Festival is a joint effort between the Tahlequah Main Street Association and the City of Tahlequah. The festival will expand outside of Downtown Tahlequah to include events at the Tahlequah Municipal Airport.
Visitors can stroll down Muskogee Avenue in Downtown Tahlequah, listening to live music in Norris Park, shopping at Tahlequah’s local shops and eateries, and browsing the arts and crafts exhibits and car show. Children can climb a rock wall, pet animals, and jump on wild inflatables. Beyond downtown, visitors can watch the vintage fly-in and the coon hunt. Old-time favorite events, the hound dog field trials and the showing of Where the Red Fern Grows, will also return.
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