The Caddo Herald
August 28, 1914
Carnival Begins Wednesday Noon
The Caddo Corn Carnival began Wednesday morning with a band concert on the streets of Caddo. The band is composed of young ladies who attend the State School at Broken Arrow, and are chaperoned by Mrs. Mollie E. Gragg, who formerly was a citizen of Caddo. They make splendid music and are quite an attraction.
At two o’clock each day the riding and roping will be held in the park enclosure. To see this, a fee of 50c admission is charged to pay the prizes and other expenses. Through the rush hours there are three ticket windows and four entrance gates so that the crowds can be quickly waited on. Autos and surries will be allowed to enter upon the payment of a small fee instead of grand stand seats.
The riding and roping comprises the best ever seen here and indications are that from twenty to fifty men will participate.
Some harness races are being arranged which will begin after the roping contests. At this time no definite race program has been learned. The track is a quarter mile stretch and is capable of furnishing some good entertainment.
To the main grounds no admission will be charged. The exhibit hall in splendor and novelty rivals all former efforts. The ladies have taken a larger interest than ever before and their exhibits are both instructive and beautiful. The exhibits of farm products are excellent. Some of the best corn, kaffir, feterita ever shown are here. This hall is opened till 11 each night and people are free to go and come as they choose.
Besides the regular refreshment and eating places on the grounds, the Methodist ladies will serve dinner Thursday and Saturday and the Baptist ladies will serve dinner Friday, where you can get good meals at a reasonable price.
Great interest is manifested in the Gun Club shot. Some of the best amateurs in the state are here.
The parade of Thursday will rival that of any previous year which means a whole lot. Besides some twenty decorated autos and floats, the array of rough riders and ropers, the girl band, and W.O. W. Drill team, the visitors who come in various representations will form an imposing spectacle. The fact that a moving picture will be taken of the parade will add much interest.
In reality there is no show like the Caddo Corn Carnival. Even in dry years like this one we can show the corn. People are asking “where did you get it?” Why, we raised it of course. Caddo crops are always good somewhere around.