The American Bus Association (ABA) has announced that OK Mozart, the annual music and cultural festival held in Bartlesville, OK, has been designated as one of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2011. Inclusion in the Top 100 list, published as a supplement to the September/October issue of Destinations magazine, indicates that OK Mozrt and the Bartlesville area offer an excellent value to both tour groups and individual travelers. Economic studies have shown that a motorcoach group can leave from $5,000 to $13,000 in a local destination's economy. "Motorcoach groups spend more and stay longer," said Peter J. Pantuso, ABA's president and CEO. "That's why OK Mozart is truly a local economic asset." Next year's OK Mozart will be held June 10-18, 2011. For more information, go to www.okmozart.com.
Cowboy hats and boots will dominate participates and visitors at the Western Heritage Weekend, Tom Mix Festival and Wild West Show in Dewey, OK, Sept. 18-19. Returning this year is the Western Heritage Longhorn Cattle Drive. Parade entries and trail hands for the cattle drive are still being sought, call 918-440-3205 to be a trail hand (fee is $75 per person) or 918-337-3379 to enter the parade (no fee). For more information, call 918-534-1555.