By Conrad Dudderar
EL RENO – Although there will be a brief holiday break in November, the schedule remains full otherwise at the Canadian County Expo & Event Center.
The $20 million county-owned facility, 3001 Jensen Road East, hosted nine events in October that provided $46,861 in rental revenue.
This highlighted Director Mandy Davis’ monthly activities report during the Nov. 6th Canadian County Commissioners’ meeting.
“October is definitely one of our busiest months,” Davis told commissioners. “Then, November’s not slowing down!”
Monster Truck Wars highlighted this past weekend at Canadian County’s fairgrounds complex.
Coming up this weekend is the much-anticipated “Oklahoma Wine Brew & BBQ Festival” inside the Expo Center’s climate-controlled arena.
This second annual festival and judged competition will be staged on Veterans Day this Saturday, Nov. 11. Attendees will sample some of the best wine, beer and barbecue in this area.
“We’ll have live music and a tailgate area for people who like football,” Davis shared.
Proceeds from booth rentals, ticket sales and sponsorships will benefit Canadian County’s four chambers of commerce – El Reno, Yukon, Piedmont, and Mustang.
As if OK Wine Brew & BBQ wasn’t enough this weekend, a “Big Christmas Expo” will be offered to holiday shoppers both Saturday and Sunday inside the event center.
COMING UP NEXT
The following week, Jeff Smith Roping will present a fall team roping competition inside the Canadian County Expo Center’s arena.
“They usually come on the Fourth of July; they’re going to continue to do that but they’re adding an additional roping,” Davis said.
“We’re taking a weekend off for Thanksgiving. Then, we’ll come back to a Home and Garden Show that first weekend in December.”
The first-year director reiterated that the Canadian County Expo & Event Center has been extremely active with bookings.
And she’s grateful to have recently welcomed a new staff member on board.
“It’s been very busy – but very productive out there,” Davis summarized.
The Canadian County Expo & Event Center features a 19,000 square foot event center, a 46,000 square foot indoor arena, and a 19,000 square foot open-air pavilion, along with an estimated 15,000 square feet of office space.
The taxpayer-funded venue opened in July 2021.