Midwest City’s Heritage Day Published October 4, 2017

Small child rides a pony at the Atkinson Heritage Center during Heritage Days 2016.2017 celebration highlights 75th anniversary

Midwest City, Okla. – Heritage Day 2017 is a family-friendly event to recreate the early days of Midwest City. In honor of the 75th anniversary of the city of Midwest City, event organizers are pulling out all the stops for the FREE PUBLIC event on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Atkinson Heritage Center at 1001 N. Midwest Boulevard in Midwest City.

Located on the home-site of the founder of Midwest City, Bill Atkinson, guests will enjoy a chuck wagon, stagecoach rides, children’s crafts, train rides, pony rides, face painting and food trucks.

Bill Atkinson was known for his “red pony barn”. In the early days of Midwest City as Atkinson was building homes around the area, he would open his pony barn every Sunday and invite people to come and ride the ponies. It became a tradition for the community and lives on today with Heritage Days now in its 3rd year.

Other performances/performers include:

9:45-10:25 am - Marcus Hill

10:30-11:10 am – Cowboy Jim Garling, Cowboy and Western Swing Music

11:15-11:55 am - Annie Oakley and Frank Butler (re-enactment of the husband and wife sharpshooter team of the late 1800’s)

12:00-12:40 pm - Square Dancing

12:45-2:30 pm - Flying High Band

2:35-3:15 pm - Rose State Jazz Band

3:20-4:00 pm - Midwest City High School Jazz Band

The Atkinson Heritage Center is located at 1001 N. Midwest Boulevard, Midwest City, OK  73110.

Heritage Day is supported by Midwest City Memorial Hospital Authority Grant Program and Rose State College. An event flyer can be downloaded at https://www.rose.edu/media/7839/2017-heritage-day-event.pdf