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More Than 30 Fine Artists, Crafters, Authors Pre-Registered for Festival, 9 in Sugar Show

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


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