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October 9-13, 2017
National School Lunch Week
School Nutrition Association.

October 21, 2017
McLoud Chili Cook-off
McLoud, Oklahoma
Main street will be busy with the annual Chili Cook-off and car show. Lots of chili to taste, vendors selling an assortment of products and 'vintage' cars to inspect. Applications for Chili Cooks, Salsa entries and Merchandise Vendors are being accepted now.



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October 1, 2016  Taste of Grand - Grove, Oklahoma
Grand Lake's Premier Wine & Food Tasting Event.  Taste of Grand showcases the talent of local restaurants & Wine purveyors offering samples of their best dishes & drinks. The event also features a live band performing a variety of musical hits.  Proceeds benefit INTEGRIS Grove Foundation, a non-profit organization that seeks to improve the health of the people & communites it serves.  Tickets can be purchased in advanced for $85.00 at local banks or call 918-791-8031.  Tickets at the door $100.00


October 1, 2016
Cotton Pickin' Chili Cook-Off
Altus, Oklahoma
The Cotton Pickin' Chili Cook-Off in Altus is an agricultural heritage celebration featuring a chili and barbecue cook-off.  Browse vendors and enjoy local entertainment while sampling recipes from over 50 entries to decide which is best. With a focus on cotton farming, the event features miniature cotton gin demonstrations, antique tractors and farming displays.  Bring the whole family out to the Cotton Pickin' Chili Cook-Off for a day of fun and great food.

October 7-8, 2016  Pelican Festival & October Fest - Grove, Oklahoma
Plan your weekend on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees to enjoy the Festivals of Pelican Festival and October Fest at Wolf Creek Park.  This annual event celebrates the fall migration of the American White Pelicans that return to the waters of northwest Oklahoma's beautiful Grand Lake O' the Cherokees. Activities at this year's Pelican Festival will include a parade, arts and crafts, food vendors and live entertainment throughout the event.

October 8, 2016  Cordell Pumpkin Festival - Cordell, Oklahoma
Date is tentative.  Enjoy this family fun event featuring a pumpkin pancake breakfast, arts & crafts, vendors, food, live entertainment, parade, classic car show, poker walk, pumpkin carving, children's games and more.

October 14-15, 2016  40th Annual Watonga Cheese & Wine Festival
Watonga, Oklahoma
Enjoy two days of fun-filled musical entertainment, cheese tasting, an art show, quilt show, classic car show, children's games and a 5K run.  Don't miss the parade on Saturday, along with a cheese food contest and rat race.

October 15, 2016  McLoud Chili Cook-off - McLoud, Oklahoma
Main street will be busy with the annual Chili Cook-off and car show. Lots of chili to taste, vendors selling an assortment of products and 'vintage' cars to inspect. Applications for Chili Cooks, Salsa entries and Merchandise Vendors are being accepted now.

October 21-22, 2016  Smokin' The Fort Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival
Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
This an event for the whole family with great food, music and activities for everyone.  Friday evening features Kids Que and Anything Goes competitions, along with a Meet the Cooks party, and music and street dance.  Live bluegrass music will be featured all day Saturday. Saturday also features both KCBS and Tasters Choice competition, with taster kits available to sample all the great Tasters Choice BBQ.  Official T-shirts, along with various other food and merchandise vendors.

October 22, 2016  SGL Lions 9th Annual Chili Cookoff
Grand Lake, Langley City Park, Oklahoma
South Grand Lake Lions Club will host its 8th Annual Chili Cookoff.  In junction with Langley Days, we will have music, food, vendors, and CHILI!  All proceeds go to the Meals on Wheels Program and other Community Projects.

October 22, 2016  Sorghum Festival - Wewoka, Oklahoma
Originated by the Wewoka Rotary Club in 1976 to promote the Seminole Nation Museum, the event has grown to become one of Oklahoma’s premier attractions, drawing crowds of visitors from across the US and abroad.  Made by boiling the raw juice squeezed from sorghum cane, the thick, amber-colored sweetener was once a staple in pioneer homes on the western frontier.  Today, it is the centerpiece of Wewoka’s award-winning festival; an event that celebrates the unique mix of cultures found in the Indian Territory.  Historic re-enactors, Native American foods, children’s crafts, live music and entertainment, as well as pioneer and Native American living demonstrations are to be found on the Museum grounds – the heart of the festival.  Antique farm implements, a tractor show, and other agricultural implements are on display.  Visitors can meet guest artists and craftsmen, watch the making of the sorghum, or just sit back and enjoy and Indian Taco or hot Indian Fry Bread topped with sweet sorghum – a festival favorite!  Downtown, the Wewoka Chamber of Commerce offers a myriad of exciting events, including a parade, car show, art and photography show, live entertainment, food and sales booths and the John Lively Memorial 5-K Run.  Attendance: 30,000.

October 29, 2016 - Route 66 Pecan & Fun Fest - Claremore, Oklahoma
Pecan pie-eating contest, car show, games for the kids, artisans and crafters from around the state, and the Route 66 Sock Hop.



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October 3, 2015 - Savory Tastes of the Past at Har-Ber Village Museum
Har-Ber Village, Oklahoma
Discover Cast Iron Cooking with Skillets, Griddles, and Dutch Ovens. Participants will learn about restoring, using and caring for cast iron cookware, and preparing and sampling a meal on the Living History Cabin hearth.  Participants will sample the finished results at the end of the workshop.

October 3, 2015  Owasso Community Resources Chilifest
Owasso, Oklahoma
The 2015 Owasso Community Resources Chilifest will be held on the west side of the Bailey Medical Center located just off 103 St. N. west of Garnett Road in Owasso, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Admission is free, parking is free. Tasting kits will be sold for $5 to benefit Owasso Community Resources. Tasting kits consist of small cups for chili and salsa, spoons, napkin and ballots. After tasting chili and salsa at the People’s Choice chili booths, tasters can vote for their favorite chili and salsa. In addition to teams competing for People’s Choice and Showmanship awards, there will be International Chili Society cooks competing in a sanctioned ICS cook-off for cash and trophies in red chili, green chili and salsa competitions.

October 31, 2015  Savory Tastes of the Past at Har-Ber Village Museum
Har-Ber Village, Oklahoma
Cast Iron Cooking with Pumpkins and Squash. After a demonstration on restoring, using and caring for cast iron cookware, participants will prepare and sample a meal using fall’s bounty of squash and pumpkins.



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October 16, 2014  Annual Water4 Foundation Pioneering Spirit Gala
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Please join us for an evening of celebrating the innovative spirit that drives Oklahomans and is inspiring Water4 Foundation to make an impact on the global water crisis.  There will be a silent auction, a dinner and a program, followed by a night of dancing.


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October 5, 2013  Dutch Oven Cook Off & Fall Festival - Avard, Oklahoma
Each fall, the small community also hosts the Annual Avard Dutch Oven Cook Off & Fall Festival & Art Show with crafts, good “eats” and lots of good fellowship. This event has been sanctioned by the International Dutch Oven Society and is growing each year. If you have an Rv and enjoy boondocking in the country Avard is the place to go.


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October 7-8, 2011  Fall Fair - Aline, Oklahoma
Bring your taste buds and enjoy this fall fair that includes a chili and stew cook-off, ice cream crank-off, a parade, entertainment and more.


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October 8-9, 2010  Merchants' Cuisine Festival - Oklahoma City, OK
This is a two day exhibition to the public of producers and sellers of foods and other products, that are designed to help the home chef.  Products such as ingredients for recipes, organic foods, and food-related services will be featured.  In the facility are two auditoriums in which we are scheduling chefs conducting demonstrations and informative talks, as well.

October 14, 2010  Taste Napa Valley - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Twice a year, the Napa Valley Vintners hits the road with the principals and winemakers from 80 or more member wineries, focusing each trip on one market. The vintners spend several days in that market, hosting a mix of trade and consumer tasting events and educational programs.

October 17, 2010  Grand Wine Country Fall Festival - Ketchum, Oklahoma
Enjoy a day in Grand Wine Country with local wineries at the Grand Wine Country Fall Festival. Activities include art, food and live jazz.

October 30, 2010  Great Pumpkin Egg Hunt - Wagoner, Oklahoma
Bring the family and enjoy this Halloween egg hunt where thousands of candy and prize eggs will be scattered over the resort. Also enjoy kid's games and a costume contest.




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