Fort Gibson Chamber Of Commerce

Driving Community and Economic Development

2015 Smokin' the Fort BBQ and Bluegrass Festival

Fort Gibson Chamber of Commerce and Cherokee Casino-Fort Gibson, presents:

Smokin' the Fort - BBQ & Bluegrass Festival,

Friday, October 23, and Saturday, October 24, 2015 in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma

Sanctioned KCBS State Championship BBQ Competition

Over $7000 in Cash Prizes

Proclaimed Smokin' the Fort BBQ Day in Oklahoma by Governor Mary Fallin

Don't miss this year's Smokin' the Fort BBQ and Bluegrass Festival, it just keeps getting bigger and better every year.  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.


Friday Events Saturday Events
"Anything Goes" & "Kids Que" Competition Official KCBS Competition
"Meet the Cooks" Party Taster's Choice Public BBQ Competition & Tasting
Street dance with music Live Bluegrass music all day


Bluegrass Festival Details:

Band lineup and performance times coming soon


KCBS BBQ Competition Details:

KCBS entry fee $175 for 20 x 40 space with electricity

MINIMUM $5000 KCBS cash payout

Registration deadline: Friday October 23, 7pm

Four main competition categories: pork, chicken, pork ribs, brisket


Entry Forms and Flyers:

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Team Registration Form

Vendor Registration Form

Request BBQ Entry Forms, KCBS Judges Info, and Kids Que Entry Forms, at