Did you know the Sooner State is home to the cow chip-throwing capital of the world? That's right this small town in the Oklahoma panhandle has been hosting an annual cow chip throwing contest for over 50 years.
Nicknamed "No Man's Land" the town of Beaver, OK. has without a doubt one of the strangest, craziest, and longest-running events in the entire state. The annual World Champion Cow Chip Throwing Contest.
The small town of Beaver, Oklahoma is the cow chip-throwing capital of the world
So what exactly is a cow chip throwing contest? Well, like the name implies dried cow pies are collected and people compete to see who can throw their cow chip the furthest. Yep, they throw dried cow crap, filthy fun!
It may sound easy, but there's certainly an art and science to it. From selecting the best cow chip to the grip and throwing technic. People from all over come to Beaver, OK. during the spring to compete in the contest.
Learn more about the World Championship Cow Chip Throwing Contest in Beaver, OK.
Not too sure how this whole thing got started, but they've been holding the World Championship Cow Chip Throwing Contest since 1969. It's held on the third Saturday of April every year, the 54th annual is on the way.
There's a lot more to it than just the cow chip-throwing contest. It's a festival complete with a parade, carnival, live music, arts & crafts, chili cook-off, and talent show. There's a little bit of everything for everyone.
Beaver, OK's cow chip throwing contest happens on the 3rd Saturday in April every year
So if you're looking for something to do in early spring you could head to Beaver, OK. and check out the World Championship Cow Chip Throwing Contest and Festival. This year's event will be on (04-15-23).
25 hilarious Oklahoma personalized tags DENIED by the DMV
A great way to personalize your vehicle is with a custom license plate. There are some pretty creative and funny tags running around the Sooner State. Some are easy to get, others will have you scratching your head trying to figure it out what it says. Personalized plates are very popular and we're seeing more of them on the road every day. However, there are some rules and restrictions when it comes to what you can and can't put on your plate. If it's considered obscene, vulgar, demeaning, or includes any mention of drugs, alcohol, or illegal activities it will be DENIED. Check out the photo gallery below of some of the most hilarious tags that were rejected by the Oklahoma Department of Motor Vehicles. WARNING: some of these could be considered offensive so if you're easily offended proceed with caution. You have been officially warned.
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Every state seems to have its own way of talking. Here are a few of the more common phrases that'll have you wondering what Okies are saying.
Check out Oklahoma's retro 1950s themed hotel
If you're looking to make your accommodations more than just a place to stay, but rather a part of the vacation experience itself then this is for you. There's a 1950s-themed hotel in Oklahoma that's the ultimate retro getaway for the entire family. The Happy Days Hotel in McAlester, OK. is like traveling back in time to the 1950s. It's the perfect place to relive or visit the greatest era of music, movies, and television. When rock n' roll was king and the King himself, Elvis Presley ruled! The entire hotel is decked out floor to ceiling in 50s memorabilia, even the rooms. It's more than a great place to stay, it's a vacation destination, Right next door is the Great Balls of Fire Family Entertainment Center a 50s-themed bowling alley. There's also a 50s diner on-site as well called Angel's Diner. It's your one-stop shop for 1950s-style retro rest and relaxation in OK.
More Oklahoma Phrases That Stump Non-Okies
Depending on how old you are and how big your hometown is, these Oklahoma phrases will be either really familiar or not at all. If you're seeing and hearing these for the first time, add them to your vocabulary. As Okies die, move away, and non-Okies move in, these words are disappearing from the Oklahoma dialect.