GAMA Farmers' Market

The Grove Area Merchants Farmers' Market is open for the 2017 season.

The market, organized by GAMA members, takes place from 8 a.m. - noon every Wednesday and Saturday at the Grove Community Center, 104 W. Third, Grove.

This is a producer-only market. Everything is handmade or home-grown. Spots for vendors remain available. Local musicians interested in taking part in the market are encouraged to do so.

Applications may be obtained by messaging Cheryl Franklin, market manager, through the organization's Facebook page,, or by contacting the Grove Sun office at 918-786-2228, or by calling 417-629-8901. Payment is required when submitting the application.

Food Truck Friday

Officials with the Grove Convention and Tourism Bureau will host the first Food Truck Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 1, on the lawn of the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove. The event is free and open to the public. 

Jay Cruise Night

The annual Jay Cruise Night will take place from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, in Jay. The event will include entertainment, drawings, a poker run, a 50/50 pot and more.

For more information, persons interested may call the chamber office at 918-253-8698 or visit

Art on the Lake

A family-friendly art show, known as Art on the Lake, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, at Har-Ber Village in Grove.

The event is designed to give artists a chance to showcase their work, and provide them an outlet to connect artists and patrons.

There is no space for artists to reserve a space, however, pre-registration is required by Friday, Aug. 4.

The event is free with admission: $10 for adults, $7.50 for seniors 62 and above, $5 for children 6 to 13, and free for children under 6 and for village members.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-6446, email, or visit

AARP Driver Safety Program

Local classes for the AARP Driver Safety Program will take place in March to December. The one-day course is six hours in length. Drivers will be able to obtain a discount from their insurance carriers for taking the course.

The classes are open to all interested drivers, including those who have taken it in the past. Upcoming class dates are Wednesdays, Aug. 30, Sept. 27, Oct. 4 and Nov. 29, and Saturday Dec. 9.

For more information, or to learn the time and location of an individual class, persons interested may call Frank Houck at 918-787-6532.

Jana Jae Fiddle Camp

Volunteers from Grand Lake Festivals in Grove will host the annual Jana Jae Fiddle Camp Friday, Sept. 1, to Sunday, Sept. 3, at the Grove Civic Center and Snider's Camp.

The event kicks off with a BBQ dinner and jam session at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 1, at Snider's Camp. Cost is $8 per plate, with participants encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

Saturday and Sunday’s events include registration at 9 a.m., group sessions from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., all at the civic center.

Saturday's evening events include a fish fry at 6:30 p.m., at Snider's Camp. The fish fry, at $8 per plate, will also feature amateur fiddle contest and special entertainment.

On Sunday, evening, following the day’s workshops, an informal “picking’ party” and jam session will continue at Snider’s camp.

The event is not just for fiddlers, those playing violin, viola, cello, mandolin, guitar, bass and other string and rhythm instruments are included, and the workshop is open to participants regardless of age or prior experience.

Anyone who plays the guitar or wants to learn to play the guitar may sign up to participate in this weekend with Jim Garling who will be instructing guitar workshop the entire weekend!!

Admission is free to all events. Fees are charged for the workshops and classes. To register for the workshops, persons interested may call 918-786-8896 or visit

Monkey Island Fireworks

The annual fireworks display at Monkey Island will take place on Sunday, Sept. 3, at the Grand Lake Regional Airport on Monkey Island. The event was rescheduled from the Fourth of July weekend because of rain.

The show will start at approximately 9:30 p.m. 3-D glasses will be available for sale for the fireworks show.


REC Day, known as Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative’s annual meeting, takes place this year on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.

Events begin at 8 a.m., with free donuts and coffee, and arts and crafts booths, on the civic center parking lot.

Inside the civic center, participants will register for the meeting, vote for representatives and visit a variety of vendors.

The event will also include both indoor and outdoor entertainment, an outdoor kidzone, complete with games, prizes, and student registration for computer drawings.

Registration is open from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Grove Civic Center. Participants do not have to be present to win most of the door prizes.

Paper the town with Art

Paper the town with art, an arts festival sponsored by members of the Grove Springs Cultural District, will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, throughout the downtown area and at satellite locations within Grove.

The event is designed to serve as a chance for artist - visual and performing alike - to showcase their work.

For more information, persons interested may contact 918-786-5871.

Right Choices Corn Maze

The staff of the Right Choices Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch will hold its half price opening weekends on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16 and 17, and Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23 and 24, at the maze near Southwest City, Mo.

The corn maze and pumpkin patch is open from Saturday, Sept. 16, to Sunday, Oct. 29, at 1161 Manning Road, Southwest City, Mo.

For more information, persons interested may visit or call 417-762-3695.

Taste of Grand

Culinary connoisseurs will travel from near and far for Grand Lake’s premier food and wine tasting event, Taste of Grand, set for 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, at 900 East 13 Street, in the parking lot of INTEGRIS Grove Hospital in Grove.

Taste of Grand, designed as a fundraiser for the INTEGRIS Foundation, is presented by major event sponsor, Bank of Grove. More than 25 food and wine vendors are scheduled to take place offering food and drinks.

The popular Wes Hart Band will add to the ambience with live music to dance to or simply enjoy.

Ticket sales will begin on Aug. 1. All proceeds benefit the INTEGRIS Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds continuing advancements in local health care and medical treatments for those in need.

For more information, persons interested may visit the Taste of Grand Facebook page or or call Kristi Wallace at 918-399-4392.

DCCSAN Winterset

Winterst, the annual fundraiser for the Delaware County Children's Special Advocacy Network, will take place at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Robinett Event Center in Jay.

Tickets will be available for purchase at area banks or by calling the center. This year's theme is "The Roaring 20s." Period clothing or semi-formal dress is encouraged.

Proceeds from the event, which also includes a live and silent auction, helps fund DCCSAN programing, which includes assisting in child abuse investigations and providing counseling, advocacy and court preparation for the children in our county that have been victims of abuse.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-4539.

Grand Lake Renaissance Festival

The Fourth Annual Grand Lake Renaissance Festival will take place from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, March 23, 10 a.m. to dusk, Saturday, March 24, and 10 a.m. to dusk, Sunday, March 25, behind Park Hill Motel & RV Park, 438415 East Highway 60, Vinita.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-244-1887.