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.


The 79th 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.

Area arts and crafters are invited to have an outdoor space at the festival. Space is available free of charge, but must be reserved prior to the meeting day. Set-up must take place by 7:30 a.m., on Sept. 16.

The event will also include both indoor and outdoor entertainment featuring Dylan Hall and his band, Pure Tradition, and Licketty Split, respectively, 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.

For more information or to reserve space as a vendor, persons interested may contact Roxann Wilson at 918-256-9323 or

Pelivan at REC Day

Members of the Pelivan Transit transport riders from the Grove Civic Center parking lot (rear lot) to REC Day festivities from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16.

All services will be free and open to the public. For more information, persons interested may call 918-855-Pelivan.

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.

NEOK Board of Realtors Golf Tournament

The 21st Annual Northeast Oklahoma Board of Realtors Golf & Give Charity Tournament, will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Patricia Island Estates and Golf Course.

Hole sponsors are needed: Tee box is $150, green is $150, and a tee box/green combo is $257.

All proceeds will benefit four area food banks. Registration and payment must be received by Sept. 18 for preparation of the signs. Earlier payment allows for inclusion in promotional advertising.

For more information, persons interested may contact Penny Sternbeck at 918-801-8807.

Fifth Touch A Truck

Fifth Touch a Truck, sponsored by the staff at the Grove Public Library, will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, at Wolf Creek Park.

The event is free and open to the public. Concessions will be available for a minimum charge.

Community helpers who have vehicles to display during the event are asked to contact Glenda White or Brenda Newnam at 918-786-2945.

Jay Fall Fest

Volunteers from the City of Jay will host a Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 21, on the Delaware County Courthouse lawn.

The event will include a variety of items.. For more information, or to reserve a vendor space, persons interested may contact Camrine Thompson at 918-253-4148.

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.