Festival of the Heart

If festivals are your thing,you will want to be in downtown Purcell on Saturday.

The inaugural Festival of the Heart promises to deliver food, fun, crafts and more.

And it’s all happening on Main Street between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Vendors’ wares will range from crafts to pretzels and jams.

The festival, which is sponsored by the Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce as part of a “shop local, eat local, spend local” campaign, evolved from the Loose Caboose, a longtime downtown staple organized by Purcell’s antique merchants.

Those merchants, along with several other Main Street stores, will be open on Saturday.

That list includes Auntie Mae’s Antiques, Savvy Parke Boutique, Rustic Urban Boutique, Tyler’s Furniture, Wanderlust Mercantile, The Healing Fairy, Queen of the Tees, Butler Antiques, Grapevine Antique Mall and Uptown Funk Thrift Store.

Elizabeth Baker, interim executive director at the chamber, said the festival will have something for all ages with several vendors and food trucks expected.

Sunshine Shaved Ice will be selling snow cones and another  food vendor will serve up fish and chips and waffles.

Children will be entertained by a bounce house and slide from Dawg Daze Party Rentals.

And adults will find products to their liking at booths featuring local wineries.

Wines may be sampled – and purchased – at those booths.

Several local restaurants will be open Saturday, including Happy Camper Cafe, Fired Up Nutrition, All In Diner, Belle Starr Saloon, The Whole Kitchen Caboodle, Rusty Knot and Guadalupe’s Mexican Restaurant.

In addition, Purcell Public Library will have a booth at the festival.

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