Traditional and new events planned for 10-day October celebration

The first preliminary calendar for Oildorado 2020 has been released.
The schedule is very tentative and subject to change, but its enough to give people an idea of the events already scheduled for the 10-day celebration coming up on Oct. 9-18.

Events range from the traditonal; -- the Whiskerino and contest, Civic Luncheon and oilfield skills contest -- to a super cruise night, arenacross races and a four-performance concert series stretching across both weekends.

There are several Oildorado-related activites that start before the official celebration.

The Oildorado Store and headquarterss will open at 501 North Street on Oct. 1 with a grand opening.

To get registration forms and for more information, go to https://taftoildorado.com/

Here's a list of events already on the schedule:

Friday, October 9

12 p.m.- Oildorado Civic Luncheon

6 p.m.- Super Cruise Night on Center Street

7 p.m.- TUHS Football & Homecoming

TBD- Oildorado Concert Series

 Saturday, October 10

7 a.m.- Taft Chamber Car Show

9 a.m.- Craft/Food Vendors & Kid Zone

TBD- Oilfield Skills Competition

5 p.m.- WCMA Family Festival

TBD- Taft Motorcycle Club Arena Cross

TBD- Oildorado Concert Series

 Sunday, October 11

9 a.m.- Craft/Food Vendors & Kid Zone

4 p.m.- Whiskerino Contest, Tessie Garrett Contest, Costume Contest

 Tuesday, October 13

7 p.m.- Maids of Petroleum Queens Contest

Wednesday, October 14

7 p.m.- Oildorado Melodrama

7:30 p.m.- Taft Petroleum Club Industry Night

 Thursday, October 15

7 a.m.- Hot Air Balloons Media

7 p.m.- Oildorado Melodrama

 Friday, October 16

7 a.m.- Hot Air Balloons

7 a.m.- Taft Chamber Golf Tournament

12 p.m.- Former Queens Luncheon

4 p.m.- Taft College Foundation

6 p.m.- Super Cruise Night on Center Street

TBD- Oildorado Concert Series

 Saturday, October 17

7 a.m.- Hot Air Balloons

9 a.m.- Craft/Food Vendors & Kid Zone

10 a.m.- Oildorado Grand Parade

12p.m.- Former Mayors Luncheon

12p.m.- Air Show & Display

7 p.m.- Melodrama

8 p.m.- Class of 1968 “Western Dance”

TBD- Oildorado Concert Series

 Sunday, October 18

7 a.m.- Hot Air Balloons

9 a.m.- Craft/Food Vendors &Kid Zone

11 a.m.- WCMA Community Worship

2 p.m.- Melodrama Matinee

Other Important Dates:

October 1- Oildorado Headquarters & Store Grand Opening

October 1-18- Oildorado Store Open

October 8- Taft College Cougar Cookout