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Week long celebration to begin in Guthrie

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Story submitted by Kim Querry on KFOR.com on Monday, April 25th.

Residents in Guthrie will be able to celebrate a part of our state’s history later this week.

The annual 89er Days Celebration commemorates the Land Run of 1889 and the birth of the City of Guthrie.

Tens of thousands of settlers lined the borders of the unassigned lands of central Oklahoma in preparation for the first of five land runs in the state. By nightfall, Guthrie had grown from a sparsely inhabited patch of prairie to a bustling tent city of over 10,000 people.

The 89er Celebration kicks off on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 with the annual Chuckwagon Feed. Visitors can enjoy a delicious western-style dinner including brisket, beans, cole slaw and all the trimmings. The event allows visitors to greet old friends while enjoying the food, fun auctions and live music. Tickets are $10 each at the Logan County Fairgrounds. Serving starts at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.

Residents and visitors will also be able to attend the 89er Celebration’s annual 1889-style baseball game. Come experience the game the way it was meant to be played and enjoy old-time soft drinks, peanuts and popcorn during the game. The outlandish umpires will also act as masters of ceremonies and will keep visitors to the event rolling with laughter for hours. The game will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2011.

The celebration also includes an arts and crafts show featuring numerous displays and items for sale. Browse through an endless variety of booths while shopping for sculptures, baskets, quilts, fine art, pottery, candles, paintings, furniture, craft fabric and jewelry.

Enjoy the crafts will chowing down on a funnel cake, corn dog, roasted nuts, kettle corn or a turkey leg. The carnival will run from Wednesday, April 27, 2011 through Saturday, April 30, 2011.

The highlight of the celebration is the 89er Parade. Parade watchers can see wagons, buggies, horses, round-up clubs, antique cars and marching bands stroll down the streets of downtown. The parade will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 12 p.m.

The 89er Rodeo will follow, which will feature a variety of traditional rodeo events including bareback and saddle bronc riding, calf roping, breakaway roping, team roping, barrel racing, bull riding and mutton bustin.

For more information on the week long celebration, visit the event’s website.

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