2020 Information


MAGNOLIA THEATRE presented by Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival

The Magnolia Theatre provides FREE, family entertainment for all ages and is located inside the Choctaw Event Center. This year's entertainment will be top-of-the-line with performances by actors with Durant's renowned OSF! 
*Magnolia Theatre* 


With vendors from all over Oklahoma and Texas we are sure you will find something perfect to take home. The Magnolia Festival takes place at the Choctaw Event Center and has everything from unique arts and crafts to informational booths as well as handmade jewelry, clothing, accessories, products, and much more!  Interested in being a Magnolia Festival vendor? Please see our Vendor page for a complete registration packet.
*Vendor Booths*
November 5 at Choctaw Event Center from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
November 6 at Choctaw Event Center from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
November 7 at Choctaw Event Center from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

CARNIVAL presented by Cardinal FG

The Magnolia Festival is proud to welcome back Pride Amusements to the Choctaw Event Center grounds with games, rides and fun for all ages. The Cardinal FG Carnival will be held November 5-7, 2020. Carnival times and pricing are subject to change, check back for more details soon!

FIREWORKS presented by Brady's Stockpile O' Fireworks and United Ag & Turf

You won't want to miss the spectacular fireworks show to kick off the 24th Annual Magnolia Festival at the Choctaw Event Center. The display, presented by Brady's Stockpile O' Fireworks, can be seen from anywhere around the Event Center and begins when it gets dark.
 at Choctaw Event Center beginning at dusk


Join in on our FREE and FUN children's activities on Saturday, November 7 inside the Magnolia Theater at Choctaw Event Center. Largest Turtle Races in Oklahoma begin at 1:30 p.m. outside of the Event Center - just bring your own turtle!
*Children's Activities*


Be sure to stop by the Magnolia Festival Art Show and Sale inside the Choctaw Event Center. Here you will find a variety of local artisans paintings, sculptures, wood pieces, and more that can be enjoyed and purchased.
*Art Show*


As headquarters of the Choctaw Nation, Durant will showcase the history and folklore of the Choctaws. Through their colorful dance movements, the dancers tell stories rich in Native American heritage that always delight the audience. The Choctaw Princess Pageant will immediately follow, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The Choctaw Princess Pageant features young ladies displaying traditional dresses and talents.
*Choctaw Culture*

VETERAN'S RECEPTION presented by United Ag & Turf

Veterans & Service Members are invited to join us for our annual Veterans Reception at Choctaw Community Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. Open to Veterans, Service Members and a guest. Stick around for fireworks 
*Veteran's Reception*


Be sure to visit downtown Durant Main Street for a variety of activities throughout the Magnolia Festival weekend. The Magnolia Farmers Market on Saturday will feature fresh and local produce, products and items as well as magnolia tree saplings for sale! More information available at www.durantmainstreet.org.
*Downtown Durant*

ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW presented by United Ag & Turf

New in 2019! Visit us during Magnolia Festival hours to see a large collection of antique tractors at the Antique Tractor Show on the east parking lot at the Choctaw Event Center. Buckles will be awared to Best Original, Best Remodel and People's Choice.
*Antique Tractor Show*


New in 2019! Help us replinish the magnolia trees in Durant - The Magnolia Capital of Oklahoma! It's your chance to spruce up your neighborhood or community park for free. Adoption stipulations will apply. Trees are limited for adoption - just visit the Adopt-A-Magnolia booth inside the Choctaw Event Center during festival hours to adopt a tree to plant and take care of.