In 1968, the rose rock was officially adopted as Oklahoma’s State Rock. In May 1984, Governor George Nigh declared Noble the Rose Rock Capital of the World. In honor of this status, Noble sets aside the first weekend in May to celebrate the annual Rose Rock Music Festival. The festival brings visitors from Oklahoma and beyond to commemorate our capital status and remember the brave souls who traveled the Trail of Tears.
The Rose Rock Music Festival begins on Friday evening with a carnival, art and craft vendors, great festival food, and our first band performance. Saturday brings the festival into full swing with a parade, car show, poker run, art and craft vendors, food vendors, carnival, and of course, great music ranging from country, blues and rock to classical and retro pop. The Rose Rock Music Festival is a great way to spend the first weekend of May in a fun, safe and family friendly environment.