Green Corn Festival – A Bixby Oklahoma Original


The good old fashion style of family and neighbors gathering isn’t dead in Bixby, Oklahoma. The Green Corn Festival keeps it alive and going strong every June. There are arts and crafts, bingo, a carnival, music and more with a talent show the Friday night before and the annual Green Corn Parade on Saturday morning.

The event started in 1947 as just a spur of the moment gathering after the harvest of a great corn growing season. While everyone worked furiously for weeks to harvest, pack and ship the sweet corn that Bixby, Oklahoma was known for, it was time to kick back, relax and have some fun. From that, the Bixby Green Corn Festival was started.

Today, the Festival is set up south east of 151st and Memorial Drive in downtown Bixby at the Charley Young Park. There is a stage that is surrounded by booths for crafts, food and games that everyone in Bixby comes out to enjoy and partake.

This has become a tradition that everyone looks forward to. Spending the day enjoying the variety of booths and the bright summer sun while they sip lemonade and listen to the music takes you back to yesteryear when life was simpler. There is nothing better than ending the day with a sunset Ferris Wheel ride and start thinking about next year’s Green Corn Festival.