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Mix on Main, OK Wine Walk & Brew Fest slated for this weekend in Norman

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The Oklahoma Wine Walk and Brew Fest will feature wine and beer tasting, vendors and live music.
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NORMAN, Okla.- Norman will be bustling with multiple festivals and events this weekend. It all starts Friday night with the 3rd annual Mix on Main from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The now-familiar bright yellow signs proclaim the event on the Main Street business corridor between I-35 and downtown Norman, that is held to spotlight the vibrancy of this business district.

‘Having an event like this makes it a little more relaxing and less intimidating to walk into a new business they have never been in before,” said Shelley Cox, one of the founders of Mix on Main and the owner of Cayman’s in the Carriage Plaza. 

“We just want to get to know you.  My favorite part of the event is meeting new customers,” she said. 

Cox talked about the importance of shopping local in a state economy that is heavily driven by sales tax revenue.  

“When you look for things you can do to combat online shopping, it is all about relationships.  And it is just fun.  The point is to bring people out into the community,” she said.

The walk-around event will feature some of the hottest food trucks known to Oklahoma City including Big Truck Tacos, Katiebugs Shaved Ice and Hot Chocolate, the Saucee Sicilian and more. Merchants will be open with specials and tasty treats. The event features glow golf, henna tattoos and a myriad of activities for just about everyone.

(Penny Ridenour / Red Dirt Report)

Speaking of annual events, the 5th annual Oklahoma Wine Walk and Brew Fest will be on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Brookhaven Village, 3700 W. Robinson, in Norman.

"Fall is a great time to get out in Oklahoma,” said Sherri Rogers, Executive Director of event sponsor Frontier Country Marketing Association. “The Oklahoma Wine Walk & Brew Fest strives to be a place for everyone to enjoy wine, beer, music, food and fun!”

The event, recognized in 2014 by the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association as “Outstanding New Event or Festival, features wine tasting by some of frontier country’s premiere wineries including Land Run Winery, Legends Vineyard and Winery, Put a Cork In It, Turner Me On Wine and more. 

Since inception, breweries were added to the tasting menu at the festival.  Featured this year are 405 Brewing Co., Black Mesa Brewing Co., Crossed Cannons Brewery, Lazy Circles Brewing and Vanessa House Beer Company.  The event also features a diverse marketplace of vendors and live music

Tickets are $25 if purchased in advance or $30 the day of the event for 15 tasting tickets and a commemorative stem-less wine glass. VIP tickets are also available which include the tastings, as well as entry into a VIP tent area for all-day hors d’oeuvres served by rotating restaurants. Group rates are available.

(Photo courtesy of OK Wine Walk & Brew Fest) 

Also on Saturday is an event with a decidedly Oklahoma flair.  The National Weather Festival is at the National Weather Center, 120 David L Boren Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The annual family-friendly event features tours of the National Weather Service, drone demonstrations, hourly weather balloon launching, and the unique ability to issue your own tornado warning with the NWS Warning Decision Training Division. 

Kids can enjoy visits with the superheroes, Weather Friends, as well as art and science activities.

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