Celebrate Oklahoma's Amish culture with a visit to Black Buggy Day. This annual Chouteau event honors Amish heritage with food, arts and crafts, bluegrass music and children's games. Dig into authentic food and homemade goodies including hot chicken and noodles, fresh breads and pies, smoked ribs and kettle corn. In addition, enjoy standard fair food such as funnel cakes, corn dogs and barbecue sandwiches from a variety of vendors. Ice-cold watermelon, ice cream and lemonade will also be available.
Make your way to Black Buggy Day for various arts and craft booths, plus a variety of antiques for sale. Visitors can shop for homemade items, jewelry, wooden items, quilts and more. Enjoy live bluegrass and Western swing music from local musicians, or bring the kids for old-fashioned games like sack races, three-legged races and stick horse races. Kids love the wide variety of activities like mini buggy rides, pony rides, barrel train rides, face painting and a petting zoo.
Don't miss the highlight of Black Buggy Day, the "Horsin' Around" event, where Amish men display their horsemanship by sorting cattle, running barrels and participating in a myriad of fun activities in front of crowds of festival-goers. Grab a seat by the corrals set up in Chouteau's City Park and watch participants attempt to hold an egg in a spoon and hang laundry with clothespins while riding on horseback. Stick around to see which Amish woman will be awarded the title of the "Women's Skillet Throw."
Enjoy an Amish carriage ride, an antique tractor display or place your bets to win this year's round of cow patty bingo. An event the whole family can enjoy, Chouteau's Black Buggy Day is the perfect destination for old-fashioned fun.