An afternoon of live music will highlight the 2018 Frontier Days celebration Saturday, Sept. 15.
Vince Van and the Outlaws, Blackwater Smoke, Lil Elvis and Shoulda Been Blonde will perform Saturday afternoon, Sept. 15, beginning at 1 p.m. and continuing through the afternoon at Slick Humphrey Park on West Walnut. Plan to bring your lawn chairs.
But before things move to the park, the Tecumseh High School band will present a concert in front of City Hall at 9 a.m. before marching in the Frontier Days parade, which begins at 10 a.m. Shriners and many others will march down Broadway. Lineup will be in the area of First Baptist Church.
The fun will move to the park right after the parade, about 11 a.m. and will include a car show, vendors, food trucks and kids’ activities. The traditional pet show will begin in front of the stage at noon. Pets should be brought on a leash. Categories of competition include best costume, funny tricks and look-alike.
The car show, set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be in the park on the north side of the creek.
For kids, two special vehicles will be on hand. One is the Pioneer Library System’s Maker Mobile, where kids can watch the 3-D printer and laser cutter work and make a laser bookmark with their name. The other is a Mobile Game Theater with four Hi–Def LCD big screens equipped with Xbox, Playstation, and Wii systems and the latest and greatest games.
Mobile Game Party features a high definition Gaming Theater that plays as many as 16 people at one time. Inside you will find four fifty inch plus hi-definition LCDs featuring Xbox, Playstation and Wii and equipped with hundreds of game titles including today's hottest multi-player games, Call of Duty, Halo, Mario Kart, Super Smash Bro's, Guitar Hero, Madden, and much more. These Hi-Def LCDs can system link to allow up to 16 people to play in the same game at the same time!
There will also be a special Friends of the Library book sale with hundreds of books for 25 or 50 cents each.
Also for the kids, there will be free pony rides from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. thanks to an anonymous donor. For those who want to see bigger horses, the Tecumseh Roundup Club is hosting the Oklahoma State Roundup Club Shootout Playday all day, starting at 10 a.m. at the club arena on West Highland. Admission is free to watch and there is a concession stand.
About 40 vendors will be on hand, as well as food trucks from Yum Yum Bites, Kona Ice, Blue Greek and Miss K’s Kitchen.
The Tecumseh High School Art Club will sponsor a chalk art contest at the skate park, with awards given at 2 pm. Snakes Alive Reptile and Exotics Rescue will be on hand, and the splash pad will be open.
Shoulda Been Blonde will perform at 1 p.m., Trent Smith as “Lil’ Elvis” at 2:30 p.m., Blackwater Smoke at 3 p.m. and Vince Van and the Outlaws at 5 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets!
Frontier Days is held annually on the third weekend of September to honor the city’s birthday on Sept. 22, 1891. Chairman of this year’s event is Dana Taylor of the Tecumseh Public Library.