GAMA Farmers' Market
Grove Area Merchants Farmers' Market 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. For more information, contact Cheryl Franklin, market manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bingo at the American Legion
Members of Grove’s American Legion Qualate-Pritchard Post 178 will begin hosting bingo at 6 p.m., on Saturdays, at the American Legion building located at 114 Broadway at the corner of O'Daniel Parkway and Broadway.
The family-friendly event is open to people of all ages. It will be smoke, alcohol and drug free. A concession will be available with soda, water, tea, coffee, popcorn, nachos, chips, candy bars and other snacks.
Payouts will be in cash, with the prize amounts depending upon the number of packets being played. Participants are asked to arrive early to purchase packets as bingo will start promptly at 6 p.m.
For more information, persons interested may contact Le Cathey at 918-786-9860.
Thrill Camp Spook Trail
Volunteers at the Grand Lake State Park - Bernice will host the Thrill Camp Spook Trail 6 to 11 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27, at the nature trail.
Participants are encouraged to wear good walking shoes, and weather appropriate clothing. Watch the park’s Facebook page in the event of inclement weather for possible closures.
Entry fee is $5, and proceeds will benefit the park’s trail improvement project. Concessions will also be available.
For more information, persons interested may visit the park’s Facebook page by searching “Grand Lake State Park - Bernice Area.”
Cowskin Haunted House
The annual Cowskin Fire Haunted House, Maze and Hayride will take place from 7:30 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Oct. 26, Saturday, Oct. 27, Monday, Oct. 29, Tuesday, Oct. 30 and Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the house near the intersection of 630 and 260 Roads, north of Grove. Participants are asked to follow the "Blue Bluff Signs."
Cost is $10 per person and includes admission to the haunted house, and free hot dogs and cocoa on the trail ride. Proceeds benefit the fire department’s “Kids at Christmas” fund.
For more information, persons interested may visit the department's Facebook page by searching "Cowskin-Fire-Department".
Punkin Chunkin in Vinita
Members of the Vinita Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Fourth Annual Route 66 Punkin Chunkin Fest on Saturday, Oct. 27, at John's Tractor Works, 444934 U.S. Highway 60/66, in Vinita.
Air cannons, catapults, and trebuchets (among other machines) will all be found on the firing line at this year’s festival.
Categories will include youth, amateur, professional, and air cannon, meaning multiple teams will proudly get to call themselves chunker champions. The event is a great opportunity for kids of all ages to build something with their hands and engage in some friendly competition.
The Punkin Chunkin is more than a high-flying competition. It’s a festival including food trucks, arts and crafts, and live music. A new feature this year is a Dutch oven cooking competition.
Free activities for the kids include pumpkin bowling, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and more. Gates will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. General admission is $5. Children four and under are free. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.
For more information, persons interested may visit www.vinita.com/events or call 918-256-7133.
Costume Skate in Grove
The staff at Rocket Skating will host the Third Annual Costume Skate from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the rink, 61805 East 315 Road, Grove. Cost is $5 for the first two hours, $1.50 for each consecutive hour.
The costume contest will take place at 9 p.m. Normal dress code rules apply. For safety reasons no masks may be worn or accessories carried onto the skate floor. Kid friendly costumes are requested.
For more information, persons interested may call 918-787-8746.
Camp'r Treat at Natural Falls
The annual Camp'r Treat at Natural Falls State Park will take place from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, at the campground, located off Highway 412 west of West Siloam Springs.
It will include games, fun and trick or treating in the camp. For more information, persons interested may call 918-422-5802.
Shangri-La Fall Festival
Shangri-La Resort’s second “Community Fall Festival” is set for 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, on wooded resort property immediately adjacent to the Monkey Island Fire Department.
The festival is a community-wide event open to the public. Concessions will be available, but there is no admission charge to the family fun event.
Festivities include something for attendees of all ages including bounce house fun and “trunk or treating” adventures for kids, a Halloween costume contest, a giant bonfire, live music from “No Apparent Reason,” and a spooky hayride adventure through the Shangri-La woods.
S’mores kits will be available for those wanting to take full advantage of the bonfire, along with popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs & chili dogs, Frito chili pies, candy apples, candy bars, soda & bottled water, hot chocolate – and wine & beer for the “older” kids.
For updated information on the event, follow Shangri-La on Grand lake on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or check out the events on the resort’s website at www.shangrilaok.com.
Peacock 'Spook' Zone
Members of the Jay Fighting Peacocks Special Olympics Team will host a "spook" zone Saturday, Oct. 27 to Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the old Court Yard Printing location, southside of the Delaware County Courthouse square, 305 South Sixth Street, Jay.
The zone is open beginning at dark and continue throughout the evening on Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (closed on Sunday). Cost is $5 per person. No refunds.
For more information, persons interested may call Alicia Jory at 918-801-8139 or Shawna Foreman at 918-801-3664.
Spook Show at Aarons
The staff of Aaron's will host a "Spook Show" from 2 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the store at 596 West 39th Street, Grove.
The event will include food, refreshments, games and prizes. A costume contest will take place.
For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-7626.
Trunk or Treat in Jay
The annual Trunk or Treat for the City of Jay will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, around the Delaware County Courthouse Square in Jay.
Note: the date has been changed from Saturday, Oct. 27, so the event will fall on Halloween.
It will include a costume contest, games, candy, prizes, family and fun. Volunteers are needed to set up "trunks" or to donate candy.
A google form (follow the link on the Trunk or Treat event) is available online at the City of Jay/Jay Utilities Authority Facebook page or contact Camrine Thompson at 918-705-1898 or email@example.com.
Winterst, the annual fundraiser for the Delaware County Children's Special Advocacy Network, will take place at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3.
Tickets will be available for purchase at area banks or by calling the center later this fall.
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.
Foundation Seasonal Church Bazaar
The Fourth Annual Seasonal Church Bazaar, sponsored by volunteers at Foundation Free Will Baptist Church, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, at the church, located approximately two miles north of Sail Boat Bridge on Highway 59, across from Ivy Junction.
The event will feature autumn decor, a bake sale, Christmas gifts and an assortment of arts and crafts.
Booth space is available. For more information, persons interested may call 918-397-5663.
23rd Community Give Away
The 23rd Annual "Community Give Away" will take place from 4 to 7 p.m., on Monday, Dec. 3, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.
Donations may be dropped off at the civic center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, from noon to 4 p.m on Sunday, Dec. 2 and from 9 a.m. till the event start, on Monday, Dec. 4.
For more information, persons interested may call Kathie Benson at 918-801-3132 or OSU Delaware County Extension at 918-253-4332.