Big Country Weekend

Vinita has a big weekend to look forward to with food, entertainment, and country fun. The appropriately titled “Big Country Weekend” kicks off early with the 75th Annual Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo on Tuesday the 23rd and runs through Saturday the 27th at the American Legion Arena.

The fun doesn’t end there. The 32nd Annual World’s Largest Calf Fry Festival and Cook-Off closes out the weekend on the 27th at the Craig County Fairgrounds with games, live entertainment, lots of calf fries, and a softball tournament at the Bill Morgan Sporting Complex.

B.J. Mooney, executive director of Vinita Area Chamber of Commerce, says, “The two events first were combined in 2009, and that combination has made a positive impact. Sharing the same dates and resources made everything bigger and better, and we look forward to an even greater turnout this year.”

For ticket information, tournament registration and a schedule of events, visit