Smokin' The Fort Barbecue & Bluegrass Festival
Get ready to taste delicious smoked meats and enjoy festive bluegrass music at the Smokin' the Fort BBQ and Bluegrass Festival in historic downtown Fort Gibson. This Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned event brings in locals and professionals to showcase their barbecuing skills and compete for cash and other prizes. The festival kicks off Friday night with a celebration that is guaranteed to bring thousands together in downtown Fort Gibson.
On Saturday, the sound of bluegrass will fill the air all day as some of the best bands from around the region play. Take in the aroma of barbecue as groups and individuals stoke the fires and begin cooking their recipes. Purchase a taster kit and you'll become one of the judges in the Taster's Choice Competition. Additional food vendors will be on hand at Smokin' the Fort BBQ and Bluegrass Festival. Enjoy family-oriented events throughout the day, including a costume contest for kids, teens, adults and pets.