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  • Writer's pictureJustin Fortney

'Tis the Season for Festivals and Fun!

Updated: Nov 10, 2022

November and December combine for a season of gatherings with friends and families, of trips or stay-cations, or hosting travelers, and of preparations for end-of-year festivals and celebrations.

Like to shop? There’s an awesome Raffle that rewards shoppers for spending $20 or more at the shops during this happy season – the drawing is for 3 big cash prizes, see Shop Guthrie and Win.

November and December events in Guthrie are traditional, historical, lively, surprising, musical and fun! Scroll down to see awesome things coming up.

Also, see details at Tourism Events Calendar.

November 10 5:30pm, Carnegie Library steps. "Flames of Memory" ceremony and candlelight display honoring veterans.

November 11 10:30am (Parade cancelled due to cold weather) Veterans Day Honor Ceremony will be at Guthrie High School, featuring band and choir. Afterwards, donuts & coffee for Vets at American Legion, and later 1:00pm free lunch for veterans & families.

November 11 Opening day reception for Terra Rosa Art Gallery & Creative Space, 111 E. Oklahoma Ave., 5pm-7pm, the public is welcome.

November 12 Second Saturday Stroll, downtown art, live music, bingo game and shopping, 3pm to 7pm stroll, performers begin at 5pm.

November 12-19 Barrel Futurities; November 24-27 Rising Stars Roping, Lazy E Arena

November 24 Turkey Trot 5K Run, starts 9AM, Harrison & 1st Street, benefits veterans of Logan County. See Lebron Post 58 Facebook for registration info.

November 24 Annual General T. L. Daniels’ Community Thanksgiving Dinner & Open Mic, 11:30am-2:00pm, American Legion Center, 123 N. 1st Street. Admission is Free!

Music in November:

November Saturday nights Live music at 8pm at Mack & Ike's Saloon, downtown.

November 5 & 19 Bluegrass Show with The Hunt Brothers at the Music Hall downtown. $15 adults, 12 & under free, 7:30pm.

November 11 Veterans Day at The Guthrie Depot, veterans are free to the show by One-Eyed Jack bluegrass band, 7pm, $20, please call 405-627-0263 for reservations.

November 12 Cowboy/Western songs & stories by Cowboy Jim Garling @ Double Stop Music Hall, 7:30pm, doors open 7pm. $15 cash/check.

November 19 Magnolia Moon concerts presents "Dawn & Hawkes". Doors open at 7:00pm, casual dinner buffet, 8:00pm concert, $60 for catered dinner and show. (405) 209-4279 to reserve.

OK, Get Ready for the Holidays!

Guthrie has four great weekends of celebrating!

Live show at The Pollard Theatre presents "A Territorial Christmas Carol" - November 26- December 23, Thursdays and weekends.

Three Saturdays of shopping and holiday activities: first Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 26 - 9am-5pm is Opening Day & Small Business Saturday Sidewalk Sale and Street Festival, and at 6pm our Lighted Parade and “Territorial Governor” inauguration. The following first two Saturdays of December, Dec. 3 & 10, feature shops open 12 noon to 9pm, (plus Distinctive Home Tour, Dec. 3 only, 10am-4pm), historical shops, window scenes, street vendors, costumed visitors and citizens dressed in Victorian/early-day clothing, plus "steampunk" style, new this year. 5pm to 9pm see and hear musicians, artists and dancers, “live” windows. FAQ Victorian Walks and Victorian Walk Nights.

December 16 & 17 - Two days of holiday lights, family fun, vendors and food, a "downtown cruise", and a Saturday firework show finale! See Facebook details: A Very Merry Guthrie Christmas.

See Guthrie Tourism's website for places to stay, shop, play, and eat.

Visit Guthrie this season, and as Tiny Tim says, "God bless us, every one!"

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