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September 27-October 7, 2018
Tulsa State Fair - Tulsa, Oklahoma

October 6, 2018
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 10-13, 2018  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 12-13, 2018  42nd 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 13, 2018  6th Annual Oklahoma Wine Walk & Brew Fest
Norman, Oklahoma
The festival will again take place under tents throughout the shopping district of Brookhaven Village in Norman.  We will be showcasing Oklahoma Wineries, Breweries and Merchants.  Last year our addition of Oklahoma Craft Beer tastings went over so well, that we have decided to bring back the craft breweries again and add a few more!  New this year is the addition of food trucks to the festival! Grab a bite to eat then tap your toes to the beat at our entertainment stage.  We welcome you to taste selections from our Oklahoma wineries and Oklahoma breweries, grab a bite to eat from the food trucks, toast the live, local entertainers and partake in the merchant booths filled with made in Oklahoma products.


October 13, 2018
Cordell Pumpkin Festival
Cordell, Oklahoma
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 15-19, 2018
National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

October 20, 2018  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 26-27, 2018  Smokin' The Fort BBQ & Music 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 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 27, 2018  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 27-28, 2018  10th Annual 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 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 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.



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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



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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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