Ree Drummond has quickly become an icon of American families, symbolic of the wholesome values prevalent in the Midwest and South. No matter how famous she becomes, she's always turned her success back toward her home in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. With the opening of the Mercantile in downtown Pawhuska, she and her Pioneer Woman team are revitalizing and bringing new life to the small Oklahoma town with visitors flocking in from out of state to visit her shop and the ranch.
Continuing that welcoming spirit, the Pioneer Woman recently announced the Patriotic Party on the Prairie for the 4th of July, giving families a space to mingle and let loose for the patriotic holiday. A day-long street festival held in downtown Pawhuska, the event will feature local vendors and local musicians, not to mention delicious street food in the heart of Oklahoma.
To make the party even sweeter, Ree and her husband
Marlboro Man Ladd will be opening The Lodge for visits on July 3rd and 4th.
Visit the Merc in town and ask an employee for a ticket and directions once you've shopped around, and head on your way out to the beautiful Midwestern cattle ranch.
The schedule for the event is as follows, per The Mercantile.
9:00 AM: Pawhuska Freedom Celebration Parade
11:30 AM: A Bar Bunkhouse Band
2:45 pm: Rider's Ford
6:00 pm: Jason Savory Band
The Mercantile will have street food covered, serving up delicious treats straight from the grill, like hamburgers, sausages, corn-on-the-cob, and steak bites.
With this announcement, it looks like it might be time to rethink your 4th of July plans. For advice on where to stay, check out this helpful guide from the Merc.