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Septemberfest is art, food, stories and all things that celebrate the state of Oklahoma


14th annual Septemberfest
Oklahoma Governor's Mansion, 820 N.E. 23rd
the Oklahoma History Center, 2401 N. Laird
the Harn Homestead, 1721 N. Lincoln
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Between the days of Popsicles, poolside adventures and the crisp, leaf-strewn days of fall, comes Septemberfest.

Hosted by Gov. Brad Henry and first lady Kim Henry, the 14th annual Septemberfest includes a host of events and activities for the entire family.

The festivities will take place at the Oklahoma Governor's Mansion, 820 N.E. 23rd; the Oklahoma History Center, 2401 N. Laird; and, for the first time, the Harn Homestead, 1721 N. Lincoln.

About 25,000 people attended the event last year, which was spread throughout the 14 acres of the Governor's Mansion, said festival co-chair Lori Sutton.

"Ultimately, Septemberfest is a day where you can bring the entire family, not spend a penny, and yet be entertained and have a great day," she said. "The phrase that goes with Septemberfest is, 'Celebration of all things Oklahoma.'" 

The festival showcases the state's culture through artwork, storytelling, historical exhibits and live performances. An appearance by the Oklahoma City Thunder Girls, a hay bale maze and an abundance of food are all on the agenda.

Septemberfest is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The festival, which includes admission to the Oklahoma History Center and Harn Homestead, is free. For more information, call 557-0198. "Ta'Chelle Jones

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