Bangers & Mash Lunch Postponed

Bangers & Mash Lunch

Tuesday’s Bangers & Mash Lunch has been postponed. We look forward to making up these postponed festivities in the near future. While the event is postponed, that does not mean you have to miss out on your Bangers & Mash, head to J Farley’s and order yours tomorrow on St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Paddy’s Party turns Claremore GREEN

CLAREMORE – 5 local establishments will be teaming up for the biggest St. Paddy’s Party Claremore has ever seen this year. The annual St. Paddy’s Party is a city-wide event with two locations simultaneously hosting the all-day affair.

“With 5 establishments, great sponsors, and great fun and music, this year’s Party will be bigger than ever.” Said Jacob Garrison, Executive Director of Claremore Main Street. “

Beginning at noon and continuing through 10 p.m. on March 14th, the Party will be at J. Farley’s Pub, 609 S. Brady St., and Downtown Claremore. Downtown businesses Doe’s Eat Place, Tap on the Tracks, Main Street Tavern, and Smoke & Tonic will all be partnering with Claremore Main Street for the downtown festivities.

 The Party is presented by Pixley Lumber. Admission is free and open to the public of all ages. ID is required to purchase and consume alcohol, however.

To get from one pub to the next, a free Party Bus sponsored by Russell Logistics and Capital Roofing will leave from J. Farley’s every hour on the hour and the Main Street Tavern on the half hour.

In between, the Party Bus will stop at Ne-Mar Center, where free parking is available. The Party Bus will run from 5:00pm until 10:00pm. Trips from the Ne-Mar Center will run at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour.

At either party stop, grab a free St. Paddy’s Party Passport sponsored by Certified Source Staffing Professionals. Collect all five stamps by visiting all 5 establishments and ordering specialty drinks. A full passport is good for a half-off appetizer at either J Farley’s or Main Street Tavern.

Join us downtown for a wide array of fun and festivities. The Paddy Pavilion, sponsored by Melton Sales, will be full of fun for all ages. Blue Starr Liquor and Grant Gingerich- State Farm Agent are sponsoring our stage and bands for hours of live entertainment.

We have a packed game zone, sponsored by Right Choice Roofing and RCB Bank. Be sure to pick up one of your souvenir St. Paddy’s Party mugs for drink specials at all 5 establishments. These mugs can be purchased now for only $10.

If all of that was not enough, there is more! Auction baskets, provided by each establishment, along with Claremore Main Street, are ready for bids at each location in the weeks leading up to the event. These are packed full of amazing items. All baskets winner will be announced on Saturday night at 8:00pm, except for the Claremore Main Street basket, which will be announced on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, during the 12th annual Bangers & Mash lunch, held in Downtown Claremore from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on at the Claremore Daily Progress parking lot, 315 W. Will Rogers Blvd. For more details on the lunch, visit

Anyone who is interested in volunteering at either of the events should contact Garrison at  or 918-341-5881.

Claremore Main Street is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the ongoing revitalization of historic downtown Claremore. With a focus on economic vitality, historic preservation and placemaking, the organization strives to secure downtown as the social and economic core of the community.


Q & A with Main Street’s New Business: 1st Position Apparel

Tessa Hill opened First Position Apparel on January 4th, 2020 at 108 S Cherokee Ave. in Downtown Claremore.

Q: First off, tell us a little bit about yourself, and your family:

A: I was born and raised in Oklahoma City, but I’m married to a Claremore native, and I’ve lived in the Claremore area for about 11 years. My husband and I graduated from RSU, and we have three children (a boy and two girls). Both of my daughters dance, and as a dance mom, I saw the need for a dance store closer to home.

Q: What is First Position Apparel?

A: 1st Position Apparel is a dancewear shop that carries shoes, apparel, gifts, accessories, and bags for dancers, gymnasts, and cheerleaders. In addition to our storefront, customers can order from our website and pick up their purchases in the store. We also take the store to the dance studio with our pop-up shops.

Q: How have your first few months downtown been?

A: Our first few months have been rewarding. I run the shop solo, so I’ve had to close the storefront quite a few days in order to take care of sick kiddos, but the support I’ve received from the community and Main Street have been very encouraging. I’m looking forward to the fun events coming up, like A Taste of Claremore and Food Truck Thursdays!

Q: What about Downtown Claremore made you want to open your business here?

A: Downtown Claremore has a lot to offer with the community events and activities throughout the year. I also wanted a convenient location for dancers and their families, which Downtown Claremore has provided as we’re just down the road from both of Claremore’s dance schools.

Q: What else would you like for the community to know about 1st Position Apparel?

A: We’re just starting out, so bear with us – we may not have every item in every size, but we are happy to order anything you might need (or want). We want to serve our community by offering affordable items without the long drive to Tulsa. We’re excited to grow in Downtown Claremore!