Many Oklahomans have missed the excitement of sporting events, but August welcomes several options. The NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity runs from Aug. 7-16 at Expo Square. Along with a massive trade show and commercial exhibits, spectators can enjoy a variety of equine competitions. If you miss the rush of racing, the NeOkla SCCA Autocross event runs Aug. 23, at Expo Square. Soccer matches abound this month. The Tulsa FC plays Aug. 12, 19 and 29 at ONEOK Field; and the OKC Energy FC plays Aug. 1, 8 and 15 at Taft Stadium. Get your equine fix in OKC at the American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship, which runs through Aug. 8 at State Fair Park and features a variety of youth riders in a heart-pounding competition. Fishing enthusiasts can visit the National Sand Bass Festival at 1 Courthouse St. in Madill from Aug. 4-8. The event offers plenty of fishing fun, plus food vendors, a carnival and craft booths.

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