109 N Garfield Ave
Sand Springs, OK 74063
May 30, 31 and June 1, 2019
Taster Kits go on Sale at 11a - 2p
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 (109 N. Garfield Ave). 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.09
Thursday and Friday evenings will be kick-off with a carnival, food trucks, live music, beer garden and craft vendors starting at 6pm. Saturday will feature the People’s Choice BBQ tasting (open to the public), carnival, live music, a beer garden, arts and crafts vendors and car show.