SKIATOOK PIONEER DAY FESTIVAL
LOCATED AT SKIATOOK CENTRAL PARK CORNER
5TH STREET AND HWY. 20. IT’S FAMILY DAY!
A RELAXED, FAMILY PICNIC ATMOSPHERE.
- Quality, cost-free entertainment
- A diverse range of arts and crafts
- Contests for everyone
- Terrific food in abundant variety
Our Pioneer Day Festival gets kicked off on Thursday evening with a 5K and 1 mile color run. It doesn’t stop there though! We love to “Chalk the Walk” to display our local businesses and talented artists of any age throughout the sidewalks of Central Park. The carnival also opens Thursday evening and will run Thursday – Saturday with amusement rides and carnival games.
Saturday’s Pioneer Day Festival events start off with a breakfast for our “Golden Couples” and is followed by the parade. Filled with lots of spirit and creative floats, the parade make it’s way down Highway 20 as the town lines the street. Upon the conclusion of the parade, local vendor booths open up at Central Park for everyone to enjoy a little shopping or a bite to eat from the food vendors and food trucks. Central Park also features a talent competition, a petting zoo, a fishing derby (for kids), a scavenger hunt, eating contests, local performers, and more.
Anchoring the west end of the celebration is the eye popping “Fantasy On Wheels” car show, held in the parking lot the West Rogers Campus of First Baptist Church. On the East end of town, tour the Skiatook Museum from 10:00 – 2:00
The Pioneer Day Rodeo is another event you won’t want to miss! The Friday and Saturday night competitions help conclude our festival at the Rodeo Grounds (Highway 11 & Highway 20) with the finals on Saturday.
Remember Chamber Investors, one of your perks of being an Investor is that your vendor booth is only $25.00
For all main event contests please sign up in advance online or at the Chamber office.
The entertainment stage will feature music entertainment by Skiatook Students and bands. If you would like to sing or perform please call the Skiatook Chamber.
Pioneer Day wouldn’t be possible without the support and sponsorship of our wonderful local businesses.
2017 Pioneer Day Festival Winners
Lester and Lucille Hendryx – married 73 years
Best Small Float – Ron’s Hamburgers
Best Large Float – Skiatook Special Olympics
Best Spirit – Skiatook Class of 2020
Best Walkers – Hope Christian Academy
Best Classic Car – David Grimm’s 1964 Falcon Supertrooper
Best Theme – First Moms from First Baptist Church
Best Overall Float – VFW and American Legion
Chalk the Walk
Picasso – Vickie McGoffin
Just for Fun – Kassandra Ozburn
Business – The Little Light House, Randi Tucker
Elementary – Lily Hayes signing “Sing”
Middle School – Ryleigh Miller singing “Lost Boy”
High School – Brandon Williams playing electric guitar and singing “Dead or Alive” and “Puppet Master”
Kid’s Fishing Derby
Largest Bass – Talon Abel age 11
Largest Catfish – Chance Norman age 6
Largest Perch – Doc Plowman age 6
Smallest Fish Overall – Kimber Smith age 3
Largest Fish Overall – Spike Cohea age 7
Hot Food Contest
First Place – Buddy Hoover
Second Place – Kye Issac
Roundup Club Pioneer Day Rodeo Royalty
Princess – Macie Wiggins
Queen – Cori Ingram
Sweetheart – Braylon O’Dell
Wranglers – Shooter Major