By Conrad Dudderar
Senior Staff Writer
An Easter holiday tradition next weekend will showcase the new “Chisholm Trail Entrance” at a popular Yukon special event venue.
Yukon’s annual Easter on the Prairie will be Saturday, April 20 at The Mollie Spencer Farm, 1001 Garth Brooks Blvd. The gate opens at 9 a.m.
There will be two hunts, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., for local children seeking some Easter treats. Admission is free to the public.
Easter on the Prairie attendees will enter the property on the farm’s newly renovated north entrance featuring historic Chisholm Trail monuments. The monuments previously faced Vandament Avenue on the south side of the property.
Yukon’s April 20 Easter on the Prairie will feature activities for the entire family, specifically photographs with Easter bunnies, lamb petting, face painting and train rides.
Other attractions next Saturday at The Mollie Spencer Farm will be a baby chick hatchery, blacksmiths, miniature horses, gunfighters and heritage dancers. Attendees will see police vehicles, fire trucks and an ambulance.
The event will include an egg hunt for special needs youth.
Easter on the Prairie is presented by YNB Bank and the Chisholm Trail Historical Preservation Society.
Free parking will be available on the north side of The Mollie Spencer Farm courtesy of Yukon Middle School.
IRON THISTLE FESTIVAL FOLLOWING WEEKEND
The Mollie Spencer Farm in Yukon will be the site of the annual Iron Thistle Scottish Heritage Festival and Highland Games on the following weekend, April 26-28.
Presented by the United Scottish Clans of Oklahoma, Iron Thistle features heavy athletic events, pipe and drum bands, live Celtic music and dancing, crafters, sheepherding, food trucks, and much more.
Admission is $8 in advance and $10 at the gate, with children under 10 admitted free. A weekend pass is $15. For tickets, visit http://www.unitedscotsok.com/iron-thistle/