Chillin n Grillin BBQ Festival
People’s Choice award
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.
Case Community Park
2500 S River City Park Dr.
Sand Springs, OK 74063
April 12 – 14, 2018
4/12 Thursday 6p – 11p Carnival (wrist bands honored) and Beer Garden
4/13 Friday 6p – 11p Carnival (wrist bands honored), Live Music Jennifer Marriott, Arts and Crafts, Beer Garden, Pop, Water and T-shirts for sale
8am—10am Car Show registration
10am-10p Gates Open: Carnival (no wrist bands), Arts and Crafts
11a—2p People’s Choice Opens and Car Show
11a-3p Live Music, MidLife Crisis Band
BBQ Contest turn-in
3pm All BBQ Contest and People’s Choice