Save the date for the 13th annual Smokin’ the Fort BBQ & Chili Cook Off in downtown Fort Gibson on October 15-16.

This family-friendly event welcomes everyone to join in the fun with a kids cooking contest on October 15 at 7 p.m. while enjoying live entertainment from Casey West and CAN Event Services from 7-11 p.m. 

On October 16, pick up a $10 tasting kit (includes drink) between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. so you can sample some top-notch ‘cue and chili. This judged competition will feature cash and prizes in several categories, including “People’s Choice.” 

Saturday’s events also include the Bravado Wireless Kids Zone (wristbands $5) as well as live music by Richard Burris, JJ Baldwin, Bryce Dicus, Kelly Walker and CAN Event Services throughout the day. 

Smokin’ the Fort BBQ & Chili Cook Off offers free admission and parking. It is hosted by the Fort Gibson Chamber and sponsored by the Cherokee Casino Fort Gibson. 

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The Fort Gibson Chamber is a member of Green Country Tourism, one of eight Multi-County Organizations promoting regional tourism in Oklahoma.

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