21st Annual Minco Honey
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Sponsored by the Minco Chamber of
is forty miles southwest of Oklahoma City, located on Highway 81 and 37, or
about half way between Chickasha and El Reno.)
Festival started twenty-two years ago by the Minco Chamber of Commerce with
nine craft booths. Now the Honey Festival, Saturday, December 1, has over 90
crafters, a quilt show, Honey Plant tours, kid’s Tractor
Pull, and Made in Oklahoma products.
This is the
place to find pure sweet Oklahoma honey from the largest honey producing
facility in the state. Tours of the Ross Honey Plant are given throughout
the day by owners Jim and Glenda Ross. Honey products and gifts will be
available for purchase.
Beautiful quilts, hand
made by local residents, will be displayed. The festival also continues its tradition of a Honey Bake Off.
Free samples will be available to the public.
As the land of milk and
honey, Minco dairy producers will have free samples of cheese and milk
products. Attendees will notice the aroma of food throughout town from local
restaurants and food vendors.
The day ends with a Tour of
Homes, a favorite of locals. Tickets are available at downtown merchants
throughout the day. Five homes, dressed in holiday garb and open to the
It is a day to enjoy a feeling
of an Old Fashioned Christmas in Minco, Oklahoma located on Highway 81
between El Reno and Chickasha, just 30 minutes southwest of Oklahoma City.
And tasty recipes that use honey? These are
great: HONEY RECIPES (PDF format)
Please contact the Minco
Chamber of Commerce for more information at (405) 352-0518 and ask for Nancy
Here's a festival schedule (but see brochures below for more information):
|Ross Honey Plant
109 Belle St
1 blk N of Main
1.5 blk E of Hwy 81
9:00 TO 4:00
Plant Tours – This is
the place to find pure sweet Oklahoma honey from the largest honey
producing facility in the state. Tours of the Ross Honey Plant
are given throughout the day by owners Jim and Glenda Ross. Honey
products and gifts will be available for purchase
|National Guard Armory
Turn west on Pontotoc from
9:00 TO 4:00
ARTS & CRAFTS – Vendors include crafters, who have products or
displays such as bird houses, cedar chests, quilt racks, honey candy,
gourmet food products, saddle tack and blacksmithing. All craft booths are
inside the Minco Armory and provide a warm place out of the wind of the
day. For booth space call Emily at 405-833-0428
|Sr Citizens Building
(Main & Hwy 81)
9:00 to 4:00
SHOW – Beautiful quilts,
hand made by local residents, will be displayed. A Christmas
quilt will be raffled.
|Minco Historical Museum
9:00 to 4:00
|Open for viewing.
(Call 352-4480 for more info)
(Sorry, no Antique Road Show this year)
9:00 to 4:00
DAIRY SAMPLES -- As the
land of milk and honey, Minco dairy producers till have free samples
of milk, chocolate milk, and cheese.
|Next to City Hall
|KIDDIE TRACTOR PULL
-- The little ones take turns on leg powered scale model tractors
and increasing loads just like the big ones.
|7 to 10 AM
1st Methodist Church
| Chamber of Commerce
Breakfast in the First
on hwy 81, 2 blks north of Main 7:00 AM to 10 AM. Pancakes and
|10 to 2 PM
|| CHILI LUNCH
At the First Reformed Presbyterian Church, 2 blocks
west of Hwy 81 on Main Street. Chili, Coffee, Hot Cocoa, &
Pop. Call 352-4966 for more info
||LOCAL EATERIES --
De'Boise Deli, Dairy Boy, Nachitos, BBQ Barn,
Simple Simons, Gas-N-Go,
|11:00am to 1:00pm
||SANTA CLAUS --
| 9 to 4
|| WIND TOWER TOURS
Departing from City Hall, Transportation provided
9 TO 4 EAST OF TOWN
|GREAT PLAINS COTTON GIN
on the hour at the cotton plant. Located 1 1/4 mile east of
4-way stop sign on Main St.
|At the National Guard Armory 9 to 4
||2 MOVIE GUYS
Celebrities Ryan Bellgardt & Minco's Lucas Ross will be at the Arts
and Crafts Show. More on the 2MGs at
|11 and again at 1
||Entertainment: Southern Hills
Band. At the First Baptist Church Family Life
Center located Main and SW 4th Street.
|Tour of Homes
5:30PM to 8:30PM
|TOUR OF HOMES --
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
$5.00 admission per person Purchase
tickets at local businesses
Blossom Time, Jan’s Flowers, Iron Angel Antiques, and Salon 29:11
Located on Main Street
Children under 18 must be accompanied by an
To view or print the festival brochure,
For more information contact the Minco Chamber of
Commerce at (405) 352-0518 and ask for Nancy or Deana.
see pictures from earlier festivals,