May 19, 2016

Contact: Emily R. Tate, PR & Marketing Manager

Office: (405) 478-2250 ext. 245

Cell: (405) 605-9236


Announcing the Annual Chuck Wagon Festival’s

Live Music Schedule and Children’s Activities

The 26th Annual Chuck Wagon Festival includes more than 20 opportunities to experience life and food in the American West with a star-studded musical roster on Memorial Day Weekend.


OKLAHOMA CITY, May 19 – The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum will host the two-day Annual Chuck Wagon Festival, May 28 – 29, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with authentically prepared chuck wagon food samples, musical entertainment, and family-friendly activities and projects in the Museum galleries and outdoor gardens.


Festival activities include:

  • Ag in the Classroom’s butter churning
  • AgVocates for Exceptional Individuals Petting Zoo
  • Archery lessons with Trosper Archery Club
  • Author book signings
  • Bandana decorating
  • Face painting
  • New York Life Child ID Station
  • Photos with a Longhorn steer
  • Reenactors Annie Oakley and Frank Butler
  • Saloon Sarsaparilla and hard tack samples in Prosperity Junction
  • Square dancing with Central District Square Dance Association
  • Story telling
  • Ward Family Trick Ropers rope making and lasso lessons


New this year, the Rodeo Opry, “Oklahoma’s Official Country Music Show” featuring talent from around the state, will provide live music for the annual festival.

The music schedule includes:


Saturday, May 28

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. – Alexa Masters

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Steelwind

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. – Maddox Ross

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Matt Tedder, as seen on The Voice

2:45 – 3:45 – Justin Joslin, who recently debuted a single on Jake FM


Sunday, May 29

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Michael & Lela Dalby

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Olivia Kay

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. – Jake FM’s Owen & Kelcie Pickard

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. – James Southard & Rob Lane

2:00 – 2:45 p.m. – Southern Rift


Last Frontier Council Boy Scouts will assist throughout the weekend as Festival volunteers. Festival admission, including Museum admission, is $15 and free for Museum members and all children under 12 years of age. To thank them for their help, the Last Frontier Council’s Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and their families can take advantage of $10 discounted admission for each adult and admission is free for their children under 12 years of age. Parking is free.


The Dogwood Foundation, returns as the presenting sponsor for the event. Additional support is provided by Shawnee Mills, Bimbo Bakeries, American Girl®, Rodeo Opry, Granville Community Music School, and Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Company.


For more information about the Festival call 405-478-2250 and visit


About the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is located only six miles northeast of Downtown Oklahoma City, at the junction of Interstates 44 and 35, the state’s exciting Adventure Road corridor. The Museum offers annual memberships beginning at just $40. For more information about the Museum, visit