Author: Tammy Wilson

Running of the Rats

An estimated 900 motorcycles will converge upon northwestern Oklahoma this weekend as they participate in the 8th annual Running of the Rats.  The “Rat Run,” as it has become known, is a poker run to raise money for the Kyle  “Ratboy” Traynor Memorial Scholarship Fund. Participants will ride a 120 or so mile route, picking up playing cards along the way.  At the end of the run, the hands will be tallied and awards given out for the best and worst hands. Pre-registration begins Friday night at Crappy’s Bar in Enid where the Mike McClure Band and Left Foot Sally and  will be offering hours of fantastic live music.  The run begins around 9:00 am. at the Frisco Bar and will conclude at the Enid Moose Lodge with bike games, BBQ, and more live music offered by Left Foot Sally and Bo Phillips. It’s $25 to participate in the run, which gets you entry into Crappy’s for the pre-party and concert, an awesome t-shirt, the run map, the bike games and concert afterward. This year’s route includes the following stops: Michelle’s Family Tavern in Billings Birdleg’s in Tonkawa Rod’s Country Bar just outside of Ponca 7 Clans Paradise Casino and the Hog Trough for the bonus stop Generally, the Rat Run takes place on just about the hottest day of the year, but this weekend’s forecast is calling for...

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Who Doesn’t Love BACON???

Baconalia is Enid’s first BACON FESTIVAL! Yes, a bacon festival! will take place on August 28, 2010 in downtown Enid, Oklahoma! Who doesn’t love bacon? Close your eyes and imagine the succulent smell of bacon lingering over downtown. You follow it until you see the most brilliant display of bacon you could imagine. You want to take your clothes off and roll in it. But a tasty BLT and an ice cold beer will suffice. Welcome to BACONALIA 2010! Things you might see at Baconalia: Bacon cook off, Miss Piggy Pageant, greased pig contest, hog calling, Bacon Bloody Marys, Maple Bacon Donuts, bacon eating contest – who knows what could happen??!! If you want to be a judge on the cook-off panel, you must submit an essay as to why you should be awarded the privilege to taste test all that fabulous bacon! Cook-off will consist of appetizer, main course dish, side dish, dessert, and drink. There will be a LIMITED number of tickets sold for Bacon-alia, so keep that in mind. No ticket = no bacon! More details coming...

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