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Oklahoma Farm-to-Table Family Festival set for March 23

The Oklahoma History Center will host its first Oklahoma Farm-to-Table Family Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 23.

Visitors can experience the agricultural heritage of America from colonial times to modern-day innovations with hands-on activities and freshly cooked food during the event planned for inside and on the grounds of the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive.

The festival is free and open to the public.

More than 20 exhibitors and vendors will be on hand to engage visitors and provide free, hands-on activities. Samples of healthy snacks, Dutch oven cooking, chuck wagon cooking and products from a local farmer’s market will be offered. Livestock, including milk cows, oxen and ducks, will be roaming the grounds, while draft horses from the Pawnee Bill Ranch will also be on site.

While enjoying the festival, attendees are encouraged to visit all of the galleries inside the History Center.

Oklahoma Hall of Fame to offer free family events

The Oklahoma Hall of Fame, in partnership with The Chickasaw Nation, has announced Free Family Fun programming just in time for spring break at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, 1400 Classen Drive.Events will begin with Spring Thing, during spring break March 12-16 and March 19-23, when guests will receive free admission to the museum and be able to participate in individually themed days filled with activities.

Following a 10:30 a.m. story time, guests can create a craft, watch a movie, explore the museum and participate in other seasonal activities.

A full schedule of Spring Thing themes and activities can be found on Facebook @Oklahomahof and at oklahomahof.com/spring-thing.Free Family programming will continue with Summer Thursdays, held every Thursday from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Then, during fall break, Oct. 15-19, Fall Y’All will continue Free Family Fun with a new group of themed activities. Finally, See You Saturday will offer free admission to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum on the Second Saturday of every month in 2019.

For more information about the Oklahoma Hall of Fame or Gaylord-Pickens Museum, go to oklahomahof.com or call 405-235-4458.

Staff reports