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Site Created:
 28 June 2001

Updated:
10 Apr2017

 

27th Annual Minco Honey Festival
  Saturday, December 2, 2017
Sponsored by the Minco Chamber of Commerce


   (Minco is forty miles southwest of Oklahoma City, located on Highway 81 and 37, or about half way between Chickasha and El Reno.)

 
       
 (Click here for the viewable, printable official brochure in PDF format)

   
      The Minco Honey Festival started twenty-seven years ago by the Minco Chamber of Commerce with nine craft booths. Now the Honey Festival, Saturday, December 2, 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.

      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.

     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 or Deana.    

Here's a festival schedule (but click and see brochure 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
 Honey 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, candy, and gifts will be available for purchase
                                                                                      
Minco High School
311 SW 6th,
(6th and Burt)

Turn west on    Burt from Hwy 81
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, honey baskets, gourmet food products, wood, and iron crafts.  All craft booths are inside the Minco High School and provide a warm place out of the wind of the day.  For booth space or information, call  405-352-0518
City Hall
 on Main Street
DAIRY SAMPLES -- As the land of milk and honey, Braum's Dairy and the Minco Chamber of Commerce will have free samples of milk, chocolate milk, and cheese.  
Next to City Hall
11:00 Register
12:30 Contest
KIDDIE TRACTOR PULL -- The little ones take turns on leg powered scale model tractors and increasing loads just like the big ones.
Senior Citizen Center HONEY BAKE-OFF  Entries due by 11AM.  Judging at 1 PM.     Raffle Tickets, homemade decor, and more. 
Senior Citizen Center on Main St.      Info 405-352-5018
Minco Historical Center/Museum
     on Main St
9:00 to 4:00
Museum will be open for viewing.    
Minco history books Vols 1 & 2 are available for sale.
 Call 352-4480 for more info
(Sorry, no Antique Road Show again this year)
1:30 - 4:00 pm
Registration
 at 11:00AM
SANTA CLAUS  --  City Hall. featuring 21st Century Santa 
               Toy Drive:  In need of new, unwrapped toys. 
At the High School (Arts & Crafts) 9 to 4 KFOR & KAUT Celebrity Lucas Ross will be at the Arts and Crafts Show.  
Emmy award winning Minco native Lucas Ross has appeared in in feature films, national television shows and hundreds of regional commercials.  Lucas can be seen weekday mornings on Freedom 43's "Rise and Shine".  When he's not on TV, he's playing the banjo and has released two bluegrass comedy albums, "Son of a Beekeeper", and the newly released "Banjo Farms."
7 to 10 AM
1st Methodist Church
Chamber of Commerce Breakfast in the First Methodist Church, on hwy 81, 2 blks north of Main 7:00 AM to 10 AM.  Shawnee Mills pancakes and sausage breakfast
All day LOCAL EATERIES  --   Sid's Diner, Dairy Boy, Nachitos, BBQ Barn, Mac's Corner, Gas-N-Go.
And:
Chili Lunch at the First Baptist Church on Main and SW 4th.
Indian Tacos at the Minco Assembly of God at 309 Caddo St
 9 to 4  WIND TOWER TOURS    Hourly tours.  Free shuttle transportation departing from City Hall,
Cotton Plant/Gin
9 TO 4 EAST OF TOWN
GREAT PLAINS COTTON GIN  Tours on the hour at the cotton plant.  Located 1 1/4 mile east of 4-way stop sign on Main St. on Highway 37
Baptist Church
Family Life Center
Main & SW 4th

11:30 to 1:30
Entertainment and Chili Lunch:  Local music artists at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center located Main and SW 4th Street.
Baptist Church
 10:30 Am
 LITTLE MISS HONEY BEE CONTEST    Contestants must be in 1st , 2nd, or 3rd grade and a Minco resident.  Contact Shelby Terry, 405-535-8001

 To view or print the official festival brochure (PDF format), Click here  

For more information contact the Minco Chamber of Commerce at (405) 352-0518 and ask for Nancy or Deana.

 To see pictures from earlier festivals,  click here.