Magnolia Festival Kicks off in Durant

6-3-05 - The 2005 Magnolia Festival kicks off this weekend in downtown Durant with plenty of food and fun. Organizers expect 25,000 people to make it to the magnolia capital of Oklahoma this weekend.

A record number 117 visitors have set up their booths in downtown Durant.

The festival will be held through Saturday. T.G. Sheppard takes the stage Saturday night at 9:30 p.m.