The 51st Nescatunga Arts Festival will take place Saturday, June 4, in downtown Alva, Oklahoma.
On the north side of the courthouse lawn, 22 fine artists, 11 handmade crafters and three book authors will be set up beginning at 9 a.m.
Nine contestants with 14 entries also have pre-registered to compete in the festival’s inaugural Sugar Show. Judging will begin at 9 a.m. at the eXtreme building, 425 College. Doors will open for public viewing and People’s Choice voting at about 10:30 a.m. Awards will be presented at approximately 11:30 a.m.
As of May 27, those who have pre-registered to have booth space on the square and compete in the Sugar Show are the following:
Fine artists include:
Lora Bromley, Tonganoxie, Kansas
Dennis & Deborah Burian, Oklahoma City
Lewis Byfield, Fairview
Angelia Case, Alva
Valarie Case, Alva
G.K. Davenport, Woodward
April Decker, Alva
Destiny Engelken, student, Alva
Yusuf Etudaiye, Tulsa
Salye Gorrell, Enid
Heidi Kemp, Tulsa
David Knott with DW’s Kustom Coating & Wild Stitch’n, Orlando, Oklahoma
James Edward with Kyzer Pop Art, Purcell
Warren Little, Alva
Eva Faye McPhail, Gate
Amanda Metcalf, student, Enid
Megan Moore, Ames
Chris Navratil with Snoring Dog Pottery, Woodward
Elliott Ridgway, Tulsa
Kristy San Soucie, Hardtner, Kansas
Sara Eggleston Warnick, Blanchard
Handmade crafters include:
Lorraine Case, Alva
William and Donna Hartsuyker, Dacoma
Phil Henderson, Enid
Susan Litzenberger, Waynoka
Michele Mackey, Alva
Julie Osborn with Rustic Wood by J/S, Enid
Isabella Ridgway, Tulsa
Mary Riegel and Jenny Sattler, Alva
Joel and Bridget Scribner with JSTiny Creations, Alva
Caleb Smith, Freedom
Gerry Smith, Cache
Book authors include:
G.K. Davenport, Woodward
Doug Davidson, Alva
Rock Neelly, S. Lebanon, Ohio
Sugar Show contestants include:
Heather Allen, professional, cookies, Hazelton, Kansas
Kasey Chaffin, professional, cake, cupcakes, Alva
April Decker, aspiring, cake, cupcakes, Alva
Jennifer Jones, aspiring, cake, cookies, cupcakes, Alva
Amanda Metcalf, student, cupcakes, Enid
Katie Sue Perks with Wicked Whisk Bakery, professional, dummy cake and edible cake, Alva
Elisabeth Ridgway, student, cake, Alva
Savannah Smith with Nannie’s Cookies, aspiring, cookies, Waynoka
Missy Whitehead, aspiring, cake, Mustang
A Nescatunga Pancake and Sausage Fundraising Breakfast will kick off the morning’s festivities at 8 a.m. on the west lawn of the downtown square. Opening ceremonies will begin at 8:30 a.m., on the Woods County Courthouse bandstand stage, and the first of 11 entertainment acts will begin at 9 a.m. on the bandstand stage. The final arts festival entertainment act will start at 2:30 p.m.
Fun activities and games will be set up on the north lawn of the downtown square, and the quilt show will be inside the courthouse.
Salt Fork June Jam entertainment is slated to take place 4-9 p.m.
All artists, crafters and authors are welcome to remain on the north lawn at the close of the arts festival while the June Jam continues into the evening.
In case of inclement weather, members of the Nescatunga Arts Festival committee plan to decide Friday afternoon on whether to move to the 4 Generations Organic building south of Alva at 2878 College Blvd. All booths, food, arts festival entertainment and activities will move to the rain location. The quilt show will remain in the courthouse, and the Sugar Show will remain in the eXtreme building. Watch the festival’s Facebook page at /NescatungaArts for updates.
Registration for artist and crafter booth space as well as Sugar Show entries is still being accepted, so others may be added to the list. Forms are available at www.Nescatunga.org.