It sounds like the cool and wet weather of fall will finally ‘fall’ upon us this weekend, but don’t let that stop you from getting out and enjoying yourself Grand Lake.

Actually, it looks like Saturday will be cool, but dry, and a great weekend to get out and support Grand Lake area businesses and organizations.

From Grove to Vinita, there is plenty for you to find and stay entertained, support local businesses and have a great weekend all at the same time.

2014 Grand Lake Fall Festival & Food Truck Rally

This event keeps growing and growing, with a spring festival and food truck rally to kick things off and then this event to round out the summer season at Grand Lake.

Grand Lake Fall Festival & Food Truck Rally

2014 Grand Lake Fall Festival & Food Truck Rally is THIS Weekend!

Things get underway on Friday, October 10th, as almost the entire town participates with store-wide discounts, food, door prizes and spectacular sales at businesses throughout Grove.

Those same businesses will have the same great deals on Saturday as well.

Then, Saturday the 11th it gets really BIG with over 80 vendors displaying and selling their art, repurposed items, antiques, retro goods, and crafts on the lawn at the Grove City Hall from 9 am to 4 pm.

Plus…Oh Yeah…7 fabulous Food Trucks will magically find their way to Grove offering delicious and sometimes offbeat food truck food for all to enjoy. These guys will be found at Grove City Hall as well.

Get to Grove…do some shopping…and eat some food!

Monkey Island Association Annual Meeting

The Monkey Island Association is hosting it’s Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner on Friday night, October 10th, starting at 6:30 pm.

Business owners, business managers and homeowners are all encouraged to attend.

The meeting will provide updates and planning for 2015 – including a trail update, WAAMI news and the latest from Shangri-La.

The Monkey Island Association will provide wine, pork roast, potatoes and rolls and you are encouraged to bring appetizers, salads, sides and desserts.

To plan accordingly for food, you are encouraged to RSVP to [email protected].

Indian Hills Fall Crappie Tournament

The 2014 Indian Hills Fall Crappie Tournament is this Saturday, October 11th at Indian Hill Marina in Bernice.

Crappie at Grand Lake Oklahoma

Indian Hills Fall Crappie Tournament takes place Saturday, October 11th.

This popular tournament draws in the best crappie fishermen from throughout the area with it’s 100% payback of all the entry fees.

Entry for the tournament is $44 per 2 person team, which includes $20 each for the entry and $2 each for entry into the Big Fish prize.

Now, entries close at 5 pm on Friday, the 10th. However, for a $10 late fee, you can still enter the morning of the tournament.

The tournament starts at 7:30 am with the weigh in beginning at 3 pm and ending at 4 pm at Indian Hills.

Call Indian Hills Marina at (918) 256-6954 to get entered today.

Rush For Brush

Because of bad weather earlier in the year, there is another Rush for Brush event scheduled for this Saturday, October 11th, at the GRDA Ecosystems & Education Center in Langley starting at 9 am.

This event – which is put on by GRDA and helps area fishermen build fish habitats – has been a great success with many ‘proven’ stories of fish populations being enhanced…particularly for crappie…as evidenced by the fish being caught were past Rush for Brush structures have been placed.

The ‘brush’ that is being built this time around is being constructed a bit differently, with PVC pipe and flexible black piping so that it is not necessary to use concrete and cinderblocks anymore.

That means that those that volunteer on Saturday will be able to take their new fish habitats home – or to their favorite Lake Hudson or Grand Lake fishing hole – on Saturday.

Supplies are limited for the building of the habitats, so make sure to call Jacklyn Jaggars at (918) 256-0723 if you want to attend.

Rt. 66 Car Show, Swap Meet & Octoberfest in Vinita

The 14th annual Route 66 Car Show & Swap Meet take place on Saturday the 11th in Vinita, and it just so happens to be the same day as the annual Octoberfest Celebration at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Vinita.

The car show will include over 200 entries from different classes, including classic cars, motorcycles and trucks, from 5 different states.

Car show registration begins at 9 am, with the judging ending at 2 pm and then the awards presentation at 3 pm followed by the legendary ‘Cruise Down Route 66’.

The Octoberfest celebration has become a Vinita favorite as well and will of course include great food, live and local entertainment, arts and crafts, games and much more.

Make sure you find a way to stop in Vinita on Saturday.