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Site Created:
 28 June 2001

Updated:
10 Oct 2014

 

 24th Annual Minco Honey Festival
  Saturday, December 6, 2014
Sponsored by the Minco Chamber of Commmerce

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

   
      The Minco Honey Festival started twenty-four years ago by the Minco Chamber of Commerce with nine craft booths. Now the Honey Festival, Saturday, December 6, has over 90 crafters, a quilt show, Honey Plant tours, kid’s Tractor Pull, and Made in Oklahoma products.

       NOTE:  Location of Arts and Crafts has moved from the Armory to the Minco High School.

        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.

     The day ends with a Tour of Homes, a favorite of locals. Tickets are available at four downtown merchants throughout the day. 

     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 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
 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 and gifts will be available for purchase
                                                                                      
Minco High School (NEW LOCATION!)
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, gourmet food products, saddle tack and blacksmithing. All craft booths are inside the Minco High School and provide a warm place out of the wind of the day.  For booth space call  405-352-0518
Sr Citizens Building
(Main & Hwy 81)
9:00 to 4:00
QUILT SHOW – Beautiful quilts, hand made by local residents, will be displayed.  A Christmas quilt will be raffled.  For more info, call Connie Cook at 405-324-8307.
Minco Historical Museum
9:00 to 4:00
Museum open for viewing.    Call 352-4480 for more info
(Sorry, no Antique Road Show this year)
City Hall
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
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.
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.  Pancakes and sausage breakfast
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
All day LOCAL EATERIES  --   Sid's Diner, Dairy Boy, Nachitos, BBQ Barn, Mac's Corner (aka Simple Simons), Gas-N-Go, Indian Tacos,
11:00am  to 1:00pm SANTA CLAUS  --  Downtown. 
 9 to 4  WIND TOWER TOURS   Departing from City Hall, Transportation provided
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.
At the High School
9 to 4
KFOR & KAUT celebrity Lucas Ross will be at the Arts and Crafts Show.  
9 to 4 Entertainment:  Local music artists at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center located Main and SW 4th Street.
Tour of Homes
5:30PM to 9:00PM
TOUR OF HOMES --  5:30 p.m. to 9:00 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 adult

 To view or print the 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.