2015 Information



New to this year's Magnolia Festival is the Magnolia Playhouse featuring around-the-clock, FREE, family entertainment for all ages at the Choctaw Event Center. This year's entertainment will be top-of-the-line with performances by Extreme Costumes - Transformers and Broadway actors performing a tribute to Disney's "Frozen". Check out our Entertainment page for more details and specific performances times as they become available.



With vendors from all over Oklahoma and Texas we are sure you will find something perfect to take home. The Magnolia Festivaltakes place at the Choctaw Event Center and has everything from unique arts and crafts to informational booths as well as handmade jewelry, clothing, accessories, Scentsy products, and much more! Booths are open on Thursday, May 28 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, May 29 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Interested in being a Magnolia Festival vendor? Please see our Vendor page for a complete registration packet.



You won't want to miss the spectacular fireworks show beginning at dusk on Thursday, May 28 at the Choctaw Event Center. The display is presented by Brady's Stockpile O' Fireworks.



Join in on our free children's activites on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Activites include the annual Parade, Turtle Races, Bounce Houses, Face Painting, and much more for youngsters to participate in. 

Children's Activities Schedule:

9:00 am - Parade Line Up (Downtown Durant)
10:00 am - Parade
12:00 pm - Children's Free Events Start (Choctaw Event Center parking lot)
12:00 pm - Turtle Races



The 2015 Magnolia Festival & Durant Rodeo Parade will grow from being just a children's parade like in past years to a regular parade to include floats, horses, car entries, parade marshals and more. The theme is "Hollywood". Parade entries are available for download below and also available at the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce located at 215 N 4th Ave. Trophies will be awarded. As in previous years, children are welcome to decoate bikes or bring their wagons and dogs to walk in the parade! The parade route will start at the east end of Main Street by Main Street Barbecue and finish at the Fairgrounds on S 9th Street. Parade line up begins at 9:00 am. Please see the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce for details.

2015 Parade Entry Form Instructions



Be sure to stop by the Magnolia Festival Art Show and Sale. Here you will find a variety of local artisans paintings, sculptures, wood pieces, and more that can be enjoyed and purchased. The Magnoila Festival Art Show will open each morning at 10:00 a.m. running Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 30. 

Interested in exhibiting artwork? Get your Artwork Form for complete registration information.



The Durant Round Up Club's 74th Rodeo will take place in conjunction with the 2015 Magnolia Festival and will feature two nights of non-stop rodeo action at the Bryan County Fairgrounds on S 9th Street in Durant. Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m. is Slack and Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30 at 7:30 is the Rodeo. For more information, contact Ken Edelen with the Durant Round Up Club at 972-571-6348.



As headquarters of the Choctaw Nation, Durant will showcase the history and folklore of the Choctaws. The Choctaw Dancers will take the stage on Friday, May 29 at 6:00 p.m.. The Princess Pageant, immediately following, features young ladies displaying traditional dresses and talents. Through their colorful dance movements, the dancers tell stories rich in Native American heritage that always delight the audience.



Make plans to attend the Pride Amusements Carnival at the Choctaw Event Center with games, rides and fun for all ages. Armbands are $25.00.

Carnival Schedule: 
Wednesday, May 27 - 5:00 pm - Carnival Opens
Thursday, May 28 - 4:00 pm - Carnival Opens
Friday, May 29 - 12:00 pm - Carnival Opens
Saturday, May 30 - 11:00 am - Carnival Opens



The Magnolia Bike Tour, beginning at Carl Albert Park, will take place on Saturday, May 30th at 8:00 a.m. Advance Registration and information is available at www.magnoliabiketour.com.

Additional contact information: 
The Durant Rotary Magnolia Bike Tour
PO Box 1741
Durant, OK 74702



Take part in the Magnolia Festival Golf Scramble beginning at noon on Saturday, May 30 at Chickasaw Pointe Golf Course - 12428 Chickasaw Pointe Rd. in Kingston. For more information contact 580-775-3840. Get all of the details and registration form below.

Golf Scramble Flyer 2015



Children 12 and Under are invited to join in a Perch Contest on May 30. From 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. bring your perch for weigh-in to the Fetch & Fish Bass Tank located at the Choctaw Event Center. Cash and prizes will be awarded. Check out the link to the flyer below for more information.

2015 Big Perch Contest Flyer



Calling all Veterans! You're invited to be honored at the Magnolia Festival Veterans Reception sponsored by Pettit Machinery on Thursday, May 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Choctaw RV Park in Durant. Dinner will be served. See more information on the Veterans Reception here: Veterans Reception