Watonga Cheese & Wine Festival 

Cheese Fudge Recipe

1 lb. oleo
1 lb. Velveeta
1 tbsp. vanilla
1 cup cocoa
4 lb powdered sugar
2 cups chopped
pecans (optional)
oleo and cheese
in microwave.
Mix well.
Add 1 tbsp. vanilla,
1 cup cocoa,
mix well.
Stir in 4 lbs. powdered
sugar and mix well.
Stir in chopped pecans.
Press in buttered 9 x 13 pan
Tasting Line Chairmen
recommend that 2 extra
cups of powdered sugar
be added to this recipe.
It will set up firmer and
be easier to cut.




Welcome to the Watonga Cheese
& Wine Festival!
Friday, Oct. 10th & Saturday, Oct. 11th, 2014

9am to 6pm, both days

Vendor applications are still being accepted for the 2014 Festival.  Click here for more information.

This is a true celebration of CHEESE that will take place Friday and Saturday, October 10th and 11th, 2014 in downtown Watonga. 
2 Day Pass $5; Under 12 Free
Your pass gets you admission to all venues of the festival, all tasting locations and 2 days of live entertainment on 2 stages!

The 2014 Watonga Cheese Festival is now the

Watonga Cheese & Wine Festival!

Cheese & Wine
Watonga Cheese Festival has partnered with Oklahoma Grape Industry Council (OGIC) to host the second statewide wine competition, featuring an esteemed panel of judges from throughout Oklahoma.
Festival Attendees are invited to participate in the judging with the "Peoples Pairing", offering a souvenir glass, tasting of the wines and pairing them with cheeses.  (Additional fee applies.  21 and over only)

Here are some great entertainers from last year, leading up to a great act Saturday afternoon on the Devon Energy Stage...  Stay posted for the 2014 entertainment list!

Kinsey Sadler vocals contain the strength of Miranda Lambert, Gretchen Wilson and the pure honesty of Faith Hill, Martina McBride. With gold and platinum song writers Don Goodman and Heidi Newfield contributing to her first CD, her style is edgy and yet pure. Kinsey's real strength is in her live performance. Her performance is electrifying without the hoopla of high production stage shows. It's a pure performance of country rock soul.


Quilt Show

Quilt Show

From vintage scrap quilts, put together by hard working farm wives using nothing more that clothing scraps, to modern day machine embroidered masterpieces, the Watonga Cheese Festival Quilt Show is a fabulous demonstration of the art behind quilting. 

Located at the Watonga City Hall on both Friday and Saturday, stop in to marvel at the talented handiwork from past and present.

If you are interested in displaying your quilts, we would be happy to hear from you at 580-623-5452.


We are excited to add the OGIC Wine Competition to the Watonga Cheese & Wine Festival. Click here to watch the Oklahoma Live segment about the competition and how Festival attendees can participate:
Cheese & Wine on KSBI

Race The Rail!

Saturday, October 11th
Bicyclist will be challenged to race the train from Watonga to Geary and back while the train just travels from Geary to Watonga. Interesting!

Fiber Arts Show

All fiber arts included: spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet, felting, lace making, braiding, dyeing raising fiber animals and plants and more.

To participate as an artist in the 'Fiber Arts' Show, contact Donna Smith at 580-623-0637.

Cheese Tasting & Cooking

Celebrate cheese by snacking through the Cheese Tasting Line or helping yourself to the cheese dishes in the Merchant Cheese Tour.

Feast your eyes on the winning entries in the Cheese Food Contest and cheer on the junior chefs in the Culinary Arts Contest.

Art Show

Plan to take home a work of art by shopping at the Art Show where you'll find inspiration for your home or office by artists from around the state, working in several different mediums.

Classic Car Show & Cycle Show, Saturday

Old, New, 2 wheel or 4, fully restored or a work in progress - we welcome you to participate.  $20 registration includes entry in the show, parade entry, dash plaque and 1 All Access Pass to the Watonga Cheese Festival. All class winners receive a trophy.  For information call 580-791-1127 or 580-623-5452.

Rat Race

Participate in the Great Rat Race, a sanctioned 5K or 10K or 1 mile fun run, before your tempted by all the food vendors and craft vendors that stretch for three blocks.


Rat Race
Big Parade
Race The Rail
Car Show

Art Show
Food Contest

Vendor App
Concession App
Art Show App
Parade Entry Form
Food Contest Entry

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Thank you to our
Cheese Festival
Sponsors - 2013

Mercy Hospital Watonga

Apple Market, Watonga OK

Cornerstone Bank Watonga

Corrections Corporation of America

First State Bank Watonga

Wheeler Brothers Grain Watonga

Hutch's Convenience stores


Mr. & Mrs. GL Alexander

Aylward Insurance

Cimarron Electric

Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Crawford

Deweese Oil

End O' Main

Erma's Package Store

Hi-Tech Designs

Lamothe Electric

Mr. & Mrs. Larry Major

Noble House Restaurant/B&B

Lou Rother

F. Doug Shirley, Atty.

US Gypsum

BJ Webb



For more information contact festival director Andy Barrett at:
Watonga Cheese Festival
PO Box 537
Watonga, OK 73772

An event proudly presented by Watonga Chamber of Commerce