Let's Be Friends!
Rural is definitely the new preference when it comes to leaving your worries behind and getting away from it all - and Osage County has no short supply of rural adventure! We are not only the home of Food Network's Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond ; but, we are also the home of all things western , the place where the cowboy never rides away , and where the smiles are always free! We've got zip-lining, hiking, fishing, boating, swimming, hunting, camping, glamping , and did we mention cowboys and buffalo?? Why there's more to do here than you would have imagined! From chasin' hats to just taking in the views - jet skiing to sky diving - sandy beaches to rocky cliffs - Osage Co. has adventure by the horns!

For a week-long get-away to just an overnight stay, Osage Co. Tourism is here to help make sure you have all the 411 to make the most of your visit! To have information on all the attractions, events, lodging, and even dining at your fingertips - download the
FREE Visit the Osage App!
It can even GPS you from place to place!
Updates!
The big Cavalcade Rodeo was a wild ride this past month with tons of outdoor, social-distancing fun for the whole family! To see more photos of the event, follow Osage County Fairgrounds on Facebook. Osage County Fairgrounds is a great Facebook page to follow to keep up with all the happenings just south of Pawhuska at one of the best event facilities in the state!
The Tallgrass Music Festival has been rescheduled from August to October 16-17, 2020, to allow for cooler temperatures. Also, the Tallgrass Music Festival will have FREE admission this year!! It's beautiful in the Fall in the Osage and this would make a great weekend to bring the family, the lawn chairs, and maybe even the RV!! You can plan on the green grass turning BLUE the weekend of October 16 & 17 in Skiatook, Oklahoma - the Music Capital of the Osage!
On Saturday, August 22nd, Shidler will be having their Annual Car Show at Coussens Park. Expect a great array of vintage and rare automobiles, vendors, food, 50's Music, and fun for the kids - all outdoors! Also, plan on hanging around for supper since it's Saturday because that's steak night at Mandy's Cafe' there in Shidler - and you don't want to miss that!! Who knows, while you're there, you may even run into the infamous " One Arm Bandit," known around the world in rodeo circles!
Put this one on your calendar for September!
Upcoming Podcasts
We are excited at the August line-up of interviews for our Osagin' It Podcast which includes an interview with the folks out at Solid Rock Soap near Skiatook! They're cleaning up the market when it comes to natural soaps made with natural ingredients straight from the farm!

Plus, we have author, Julie Sneed Womack, scheduled for a sit down over a cup of coffee with a microphone between us as we visit about her latest novel, Tea With Isabel , which is set right here in Osage County!

In addition, we will be having a little cultural exchange with the owners of The Mabelle in Pawhuska as they bring a little London to the Osage! This is going to be a fun one!!

Be sure to check out our Osagin' It Podcast on Apple podcasts, Anchor, Google Play, Buzzsprout, and more!

AND... did you know you can go behind the scenes in Osage County and live like a local through our Osage County Tourism blog? Trail the Tourism Gal and follow along as she takes you with her for an inside look at personalities, businesses, and happenings in the Osage. Follow along at https://thetourismgal.blogspot.com/.
The Perfect Place for Your Next Event!
Did you know every month we have an article in the Bartlesville Monthly Magazine? This upcoming month's article is called Big Hats and Buffalos , and we thought we would share it with you here, just to give you an idea of the event venues we have in the Osage. From weddings to shindigs, and BBQ's to corporate wing-dings - Osage County provides the perfect backdrop!
Also, if you don't subscribe to the Bartlesville Monthly Magazine, here's a link to check out their latest and past episodes and to get yourself subscribed! :)
We Can't Forget the Lodging!
Hospitality is our calling card in the Osage and comfort goes without saying. We want to make you feel at home, welcomed, special, and valued when you come to see us. From POSTOAK Lodge in the Osage Hills just minutes from Tulsa to downtown Pawhuska's Frontier Hotel - we have beautiful accommodations in spades! Plus we also boast the BEST rural AirBNB properties in the state!
In Closing
Thank you for reading along with us this month and we hope you'll plan a visit soon! When you do, we'd love to meet you and take your picture for our social media page! Just shoot us an email or give our office a call, and if we can make it work, we'd be glad to come share a smile with you when you get here!

For all you locals following along, our next Osage Co. Tourism board meeting will be on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at the Osage Casino in Skiatook at 3pm. To submit agenda items, please email them to VisitTheOsage@gmail.com before 5pm on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

Blessings,

Kelly Bland
Executive Director, Osage Co. Tourism

OSAGE CO. TOURISM
PO BOX 87, PAWHUSKA, OK 74056 • 918-210-9788
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