PAWHUSKA — Oklahoma’s favorite “Pioneer Woman” invites everyone to Pawhuska on July 4 to celebrate Independence Day. Ree and Ladd Drummond’s Pioneer Woman Mercantile, in partnership with Pawhuska Chamber, City of Pawhuska, and local businesses, will host a day-long street festival with vendors, music, street food, and small town charm on Kihekah Avenue in downtown Pawhuska. Festivities will culminate at dusk with a fireworks display.

Festivities will begin downtown at 9 a.m. with the annual Pawhuska Freedom Celebration Parade. Live music by Jason Savory Band, A Bar Bunkhouse Band and Rider’s Ford will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until the fireworks that evening. Throughout the day, The Mercantile will be grilling up burgers, sausages, corn-on-the-cob, and steak bites.

“Patriotic Party on the Prairie” will also feature Oklahoma-made companies like, JL Woodworx (Oklahoma City), which offers home goods crafted from salvaged lumber, Ethos Custom Brands (Sallisaw), which specializes in leather guitar straps and boots, and The Soap Shack (Tahlequah), which creates handcrafted and unique soaps. Local merchants from Pawhuska will also participate.

In addition, on July 3 and 4, Ladd and Ree Drummond invite visitors to tour The Lodge on Drummond Ranch. The Lodge is the Drummonds’ family guest home and serves as the production location for their Food Network series. Tickets are required, and can be picked up each day at The Mercantile. (Note: Tickets are free.)

For more information, including a full list vendors, music line-up, and Lodge tour information, visit www.themercantile.com.