Your weekly quick lists of events and live entertainment to help you make the most of this weekend.

1. The 99th annual Ottawa County Fair continues into the weekend at the Miami Fairgrounds, 1129 E St. SW. Top events are the annual Premium Sale Friday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Show Arena and the Demolition Derby Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Grandstand. The Carnival is open both evening from 6 to 10 p.m. with wristband costs at $28 per person/night. The Exhibition Building will be open for shopping and perusing from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

2. The Community Crisis Center of Northeast Oklahoma hosts the annual Fearless Fern 5K and Fun Walk Saturday, Aug. 25. Runners and walkers will begin at the Fern Holland Advocacy Center, 118 A Street SE, Miami. Check-in begins at 6:30 a.m., race kicks-off at 7:30 a.m. All runners, walkers, and pets welcome! Also enjoy face painting, snow cones, a bounce house and visit with local shelter pets available for adoption. Register at or the morning of the event.

3. For the 82nd year, the Original Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo stampedes into Vinita at the American Legion Rodeo Complex, 26625 S 4410 Rd. Friday, Aug. 24 it's the Chicks n Chaps Pink Out. Everybody wear PINK! Saturday, Aug. 25 is American Patriot Night sponsored by First National Bank. For the full schedule of events, visit

4. Sunday is National Dog Day, recognizing the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year and appreciating the dog you have, who brings you smiles every day. Consider a donation or scheduling volunteer time at a local dog shelter and be sure treat your pooch to an extra long walk and some treats.

5. In theaters this weekend is the R-rated puppet-fueled “The Happytime Murders” starring Melissa McCarthy as the partner to a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet investigating the one-by-one murders of the puppet cast of an ’80s children’s TV show.


Bordertown Casino & Arena

Aug. 31

Dewayne Bowman

Sept. 1

Lickitty Split

Buffalo Run Casino

Aug. 31

Casey Donahew Band

Cherokee Casino Grove

Aug. 31

House Party

Downstream Casino

Aug. 31 & Sept. 1

About Last Night

Scott Eastman Duo

Sept. 2

Accidental Moguls

Grand Lake Casino

Aug. 31

Kaos Theory

Indigo Sky Casino

Aug. 31 & Sept. 1


Sept. 2

Georgia Coast

River Bend Casino

Aug. 31


The Stables Casino

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