Downtown Shawnee won the category 'Creative New Event' for the Oklahoma Arts and Wine Festival, held last fall on Main Street.
The event coincided with a new law that allows wineries to sell unopened bottles of wine at events. Shawnee's festival, which was held Nov. 8, featured wine samples and commemorative glasses, food booths, fine art, music and an evening performance in the Ritz Theatre.
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That was a great event! Nuyaka Creek sold many cases of wine and we just loved the food, music and artists. Someone even made calendars with photos from all of the wineries involved. We sold our pile of them out fast! It was a very well organized event that utilized some of the same kind of downtown space that is going to waste all over Oklahoma.