ROOSTER DAYS 2019: Weekend Festival in Broken Arrow

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Broken Arrow's Rooster Days festival is set to begin this weekend and run May 9-12.

The annual celebration is in its 88th year and will feature a variety of family-friendly activities at Central Park on Main Street.

Visitors can enjoy live music, fair-style food, plenty of carnival rides, a cornhole tournament and the Miss Rooster Days pageant. Organizers scheduled 17 performances and events on the main stage.

The event began as a way for farmers to bring their extra roosters to market, hence the name "Rooster Days".

Each year the Rotary Club of Broken Arrow sponsors a city-wide egg hunt. A series of clues written in riddles are posted online and the person who finds the egg wins $1,000 and a spot in the Rooster Days parade.

The parade will take place Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

About 40,000 people attended the event in 2018, and organizers tell FOX23 they hope the cooler temperatures expected this year will help bring in more.

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