Four Days of Fun at McCurtain County's Fall Fair; Wood Turners Art Exhibits Are Perfect Weekend Getaways for North Texans : Make Reservations for McCurtain County Free Fair in Idabel, September 2 - 6 and Beavers Bend Wood Turners Art Exhibition in Broken Bow, September 12 – October 19

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McCurtain County in Southeast Oklahoma is encouraging all North Texas residents to make their reservations now for the wonderful, upcoming Fall festivals, fairs and art exhibits.

McCurtain County FREE Fair – September 2 - 6

Four straight days of livestock showing and judging, a colorful parade through downtown Idabel, a bicycle rodeo, a horse show, and much more! A young person's talent contest, tractor driving contest and of course it is all culminated with the Awards Dinner and Awards Presentation for Best of Show for each animal and the premium auction of the winning animals. It is an exciting time for everyone. Contact the Idabel Chamber of Commerce at 580-286-3305 or

Forest Heritage Center to Host Wood Turners Art Exhibit September 12 – October 19

The annual fall wood art exhibit at the Forest Heritage Center in Beavers Bend Park will be open September 12 – October 19, 2008. This year's gallery is exceptional. The exhibit will feature a woodturning competition among some of the region's most talented artists.

The gallery will be opened to the public with a special reception on Sunday, September 14 at 1:00 p.m. During this time, many of the artists will be on hand sharing their turning techniques and tricks of the trade. This is an excellent opportunity for the public to gain first-hand knowledge about woodturning from some of the region's most talented wood turners.

In McCurtain County, there's something for the entire family. Southeast Oklahoma - Broken Bow, OK is the place to go if you and your family want to experience nature at its majestic best. Located in the heart of the Kiamichi Mountains, McCurtain County is home to Broken Bow Lake, Pine Creek Lake, the Mountain Fork, Eagle Fork and Glover Rivers and Beavers Bend State Park – which is admissions FREE.

There is kayaking, rafting, canoeing, trout fishing, horseback riding, hiking in pristine forests...and just kicking back enjoying a fantastic cabin in the cool mountain pines. There are museums, nature centers, golf, antique shopping…there is fun, entertainment and wonderful dining for the entire family and it is all just a short 3-hour drive from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

To make reservations visit our website at Or call 800-528-7337.

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