Traveling To McAlester
McAlester has lodging for any price range. Any one of our lodging establishments would be more than happy to show you some southern hospitality!
Famous for Italian flare, McAlester also boasts many other taste-tempting choices. The area cuisine is as varied as the atmosphere: amazing seafood, spectacular desserts, four-star dining and imaginative chefs can be found in restaurants throughout McAlester.
See the MEMBERS link at the top of the homepage and search for full listing of restaurants that are Chamber members!
Miss McAlester Scholarship Pageant
McAlester is honored to have the Beta Iota of Epsilon Sigma Alpha sponsor one of the most outstanding pageants held in Oklahoma. The Pageant Executive Director, Karen Stobaugh works closely with her Board of Directors and Pageant Consultants to provide McAlester with a superior program.
Annual Chamber Banquet – February
SE Oklahoma Hunting & Fishing Expo - March
Choctaw Pow-Wow - March
Baby Fair – April
Gathering of Tribes - April
The first Italian Festival in McAlester was held in 1971. It was the idea of Krebs restaurant owner Bill Prichard. He and his family have operated the "world famous" Pete’s Place in Krebs for nearly 60 years. The festival was to honor and prolong the Italian heritage in this area of Oklahoma.
The festival has grown into one of the largest festivals in the state and features one of the largest arts and crafts shows in Oklahoma, as well as the delicious and freshly-prepared Italian food and tributes to Italian heritage. All the labor for the festival comes from volunteers. During the two-day event, held every May, some twenty thousand people visit and enjoy or take part in the festivities, which makes the efforts of the hundreds of volunteers all worthwhile.
CultureFest - August
Pittsburg County Free Fair - September
Old Town Festival – October
Home & Ranch Show - October
Kiamichi Quilt Show – November