The second annual Super Saturday festival, an Okmulgee homecoming celebration, will draw thousands from northeast Oklahoma this weekend to the campus of Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (OSUIT). The event is free and open to the public.
The festival on April 12 kicks off Saturday morning at 8 a.m. with a free 5K and Fun Run on a course that takes participants around the 160-acre campus. The event will culminate with a free concert by rising country music star Dylan Scott.
"This year's Super Saturday festival has really built upon the momentum we started last year and offers people even more to see, hear, touch and taste," OSUIT President Bill R. Path said. "It's a time to share in the pride of this community."
The OSUIT School of Culinary Arts will once again host an authentic Hawaiian luau with all the trimmings as well as fruit and vegetable carving and ice sculpture demonstrations. Several Tulsa-area food trucks will also be on hand to offer everything from hamburgers to south-of-the-border fare to gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches.
Along Wayne Miller Drive, or "Gasoline Alley" as it's called on campus, some of America's most iconic muscle cars will be lined up for the Mustang Car Club Auto Expo, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang.
Area businesses and organizations will be also showcased during the Okmulgee Chamber of Commerce Tradeshow.
"The Super Saturday festival brings people together, reunites us in a way, and transforms our shared experience into a memory that our families and friends will enjoy for many years to come," said Rob Robertson, interim executive director of the Okmulgee Chamber of Commerce. "It's a pleasure to see it grow from year to year."
OSUIT will highlight their academic programs through activities and demonstrations such as the High Voltage Lineman Rodeo, Heavy Equipment Playground and letterpress poster making.
Celene Aubry from Nashville's Hatch Show Print will hold a workshop and presentation about the historic letterpress print shop that has been making posters for Music City's artists for more than a century.
Families will have plenty to do while at Super Saturday. The Kids Zone will have inflatables, face painting, a Dino Dig, ceramic painting and Dakota, a miniature Zebu bull who will be showing off his tricks throughout the day. Throughout the day, the international student club will showcase performances by German American Society of Tulsa's Blaskapelle & Volkstanzer, City of Tulsa Pipes & Drums, Malaysian 24 Seasons Drum Troupe, a stomp dance performance by the Native American Student Association, and more.
The Kite Fest will be flying high with kites on-hand to fly as well as members of the Tulsa Wind Riders showing off their flying skills with some impressive specialty kites.
For more information and complete schedule of events, go to super.osuit.edu or call Eric Covey, public relations coordinator at 918-293-5140.
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