Get to Know Our Grand Communities: Jay
by Madelyn McConnell
January 24, 2022
Today in our Grand Community series, we’re celebrating our first home: Jay, Oklahoma. We opened our original location here in March of 1981, and we’ve been invested in the Jay community ever since. A small but mighty town, there is plenty that makes Jay grand.
A Little Something Sweet
If you happen to be near Jay in July, you won’t want to miss the National Huckleberry Festival. Celebrated since 1967, the festival recognizes Jay for its natural population of wild huckleberries and includes arts and crafts, car show, parade and other festivities.
A Fisher’s Oasis
A paradise for those looking to bait their hooks, Lake Eucha boasts populations of bass, catfish and crappie. Though swimming isn’t allowed in this fishing-exclusive lake, the adjacent Lake Eucha State Park features a swimming pool and picnic area. And if you’re looking to plan a reunion, look no further! This 31-acre park is unique in that it is the only state park that can be reserved by groups or families.
A Family Farm
For knitters and animal lovers alike, Zuni Suri Alpacas is an off-the-beaten-path destination. This alpaca farm was founded in 2008 by Tom and Kathleen Callahan and is open every day by appointment. Visit for a tour, meet their 50-alpaca herd and shop yarn and other alpaca fiber goods.
Some Rugged Terrain
If you are into off-roading, MidAmerica Outdoors is a state-of-the-art 1,000-acre outdoor vehicle riding and racing camp open for special events throughout the year. Whether you are the adventurous type signing up for a race or are more of a spectator, events at MAO hosts a range of family-friendly activities including kids races and concerts. Check out their upcoming events including the week-long Visions Off-Road festival.
We love getting to know each Grand Community we serve. That includes getting to know our community members — and that means you! Whether Jay is your home or it’s just your first visit, we look forward to seeing you at GSB.