Community Activities

Splash and Dash Fun Run/Walk

The Pecan Festival is proud to hold its second annual Splash and Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk that will take place Saturday, June 8 on 7th St, next to the Orpheum Theatre. Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. with race starting at 9 a.m.   Early registration ends on May 30th at the cost of $15, while registration after May 30th will be $20.

T-shirts are guaranteed to those who register early, so be sure to fill out your form before May 30. 

Pet Parade

Sponsored by rotary club of okmulgee

The Okmulgee Rotary Club is sponsoring the 2019 Okmulgee Pecan Festival Pet Parade on Saturday, June 8 ! Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and judging at 9 a.m. at 112 S. Morton Ave. Bring your furry, scaly, fishy friend to the parade. The categories for this year's pet parade are: Exceptional Ears, The Incredible Bulk, Most Unique Pocket Pet, Exceptional Tail, Most Unusual, Best Owner/Pet Look-A-Like, Most Bashful, Best Water Wonder, Cutest Critter, Most Marvelous Manners, Most Energetic, Celebrity Look-A-Like, and Best Costume. 

Please fill out the form and return it to a Rotary Club member or the Chamber of Commerce. Registration is required to Participate. 

Remember to keep pets on a leash, in their cage/bowl/or contained habitat. Please take you pet with you when the parade concludes, and DO NOT leave your pet in a HOT car! Neither the Okmulgee Chamber of Commerce or the Okmulgee Rotary Club is responsible for lost or stolen pets of any kind, or any type of injuries to pets/spectators/owners or property.

Best Cookie Ever Contest!

2019 Pecan Festival Cookie Contest – More than $100 in Prizes!

Sponsored by:  Tree Top Pecan Company

No pre-registration is required for this cooking contest! Just show up at the Pecan Festival on Saturday, June 8, 2019 on the Okmulgee town square between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., with your homemade baked item. Each homemade baked item must include at least one cup of pecans. On the bottom of your disposable plate, provide the complete recipe on an index card. On the flip side of that card, provide your name and telephone number. You may enter ANY type of cookie (bar, drop, decorated, etc.). Winners will be announced on the square at 11:30 a.m. Recipes will remain with the judges and many of the recipes will appear in the local paper, along with the pictures taken at the time of the winners announcement. All leftover food can be reclaimed by the contestants shortly thereafter. – Between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.

First Place winner of both the adult and student divisions (18 years and under) will win $50 each.

Second and Third Place winners in both divisions will be awarded gift certificates of $20 and $10 respectively.

If you have any questions, please contact Danna or Bill Martin at 918-756-8461 or the Okmulgee Chamber office at 918-756-6172.

Great American Turtle Race

Sponsored by okmulgee Lions Club

The Okmulgee Lions Club is sponsoring the 2019 Pecan Festival Turtle Race on Saturday, June 8. Registration for the Turtle Race begins at 9:30 a.m and the race starts at 10:00 a.m. at the intersection of 7th and Morton in Historic Downtown Okmulgee. Bring your fastest turtles (NO SNAPPERS) downtown to claim bragging rights for the town's speediest turtle! Cash prizes will be awarded in the boy and girl categories for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Please do not paint or decorate your turtle. After the race, please return your turtle to the site he/she was collected. 

Water Ball Challenge

Sponsored by Okmulgee Firemen's union

The Okmulgee Firemen's Union is sponsoring the 2019 Pecan Festival Water Ball Challenge. This activity will take place on Saturday, June 8 from 5 pm to 7 pm on 7th St between Morton Ave. and Seminole Ave. There will be 3 categories and teams will be comprised of 4 people each. Categories include:  Firefighters, Corporate, and Other. There is no entry Fee. Applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce office at 112 N Morton Ave.