RED FERN FESTIVAL, April 25 and 26, downtown Tahlequah. Featuring the Red Fern Festival Barbecue Extravaganza and Chili Cook Off. Tasting kits go on sale at 11 a.m. April 26. Information: (918) 431-1655.
19TH ANNUAL OKLAHOMA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends from May 3 to June 1. Experience a rich cultural tapestry, and the beauty and grandeur of Renaissance England, right here in Oklahoma. You'll be transported back to the 16th Century as Castleton Village comes alive with more than 600 costumed stage and street performers, merchants and artisans providing an entertainment experience fit for royalty. Information: (918) 687-3625.