Chillin and Grillin BBQ Festival and Carnival

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Case Community Park
2500 S River City Park Dr.
Sand Springs, OK 74063


April 12 – 14, 2018


1st PLACE MEAT  SMOKIN ON THE LINE (Keystone Chevrolet)

2nd PLACE MEAT  RECREATIONAL SMOKERS (City of Sand Springs Parks Department)

1st PLACE SIDES   SMOKIN ON THE LINE (Keystone Chevrolet)

2nd PLACE SIDES  RECREATIONAL SMOKERS (City of Sand Springs Parks Department)


FREE Admission

Taster Kits go on Sale at 11a - 2p

Adults: $10.00

Children (6 – 12 years old): $5.00

Children (5 & Under): FREE

Carnival Wrist Bands

Purchase advance $20 good for Thursday 6p-11p or Friday 6p-11p (different wrist band required each night)

Purchase at gate $25

Carnival Tickets $3 per ride Saturday 10a-10p

Chillin n Grillin BBQ Festival and Carnival

Chillin n Grillin BBQ Festival started in 2009 as a small fundraiser for the chamber with 14 cooking teams competing. The next year it became a sanctioned contest with Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) and has grown every year. 2017 was a pivotal year in many ways. RiverCity Park was under construction so it was moved to the Sand Springs Pogue Airport next to Platinum Air. The contest drew overall 44 teams for a various BBQ contests, 23 Arts and Craft Vendors, food trucks, the Dylan Whitney Band and Jennifer Marriott Band. Countless members of the community came to enjoy the event. There was an upset in the People’s Choice contest winners; the Sand Springs Parks department team known as SPARKS upset the 5 year in a row winner Church that Matters. The local competitions make the event all the more fun for everyone.

The Chillin’ & Grillin’ BBQ Festival is a prime opportunity to sample some delicious barbecue.  This year we are holding the event in Sand Springs (location TBD).  This fun Sand Springs’ event is much more than a cook off; it features a carnival, live music, arts and crafts and a beer garden.  Of course, the star of the show is the BBQ, and guests will have the chance to savor plenty made by talented cooks.

Thursday evening will be kick-off with a carnival starting at 5pm.  Friday’s events kick off will begin in the afternoon with the carnival, live music,  beer garden and arts and crafts.  Saturday will feature the People’s Choice BBQ tasting (open to the public), carnival, live music, a beer garden, arts and crafts vendors, car show, poker run, Kettle Corn, Harper’s Hut Shaved Ice and a train.

presenting sponsor
carnival sponsor
peoples choice sponsor
entertainment sponsor
friends of chillin n grillin sponsor
in kind sponsor