Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest
Apr 24, 2020 to Apr 25, 2020
The Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest, held within Beavers Bend State Park in southeast Oklahoma, is an annual festival devoted to highlighting the beauty, heritage, industry and progress of Choctaw Country. Owa-Chito is a "coming together" where visitors will enjoy forestry competitions, art and photography shows, a wide variety of children's activities and more.
The annual Owa-Chito Art Show and Sale is a highlight of this event. Original artwork will be available for purchase, while categories of competition will include landscape, still life, wildlife, heritage of the forest and Native American. Concessions also will be available during the festival. Other events include a fishing tournament, nightly entertainment on the main stage, American Indian dancing and a Kiamichi talent showcase. This year, Casey Donahew will be the headlining musician for Saturday evening.
Come to the Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival and don't miss the gospel night performances, the Miss Owa-Chito pageant or the impressive woodturning demonstrations. Arts and crafts will be set up throughout the festival grounds. In addition, a wide variety of sporting activities are planned each year. Past events have included a 5K road race, canoe races, archery contest, horseshoe contest, casting contest and dune buggy races.
Come and join the fun as visitors to the Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest are transported back to the "good ol' days" when frontier men and women carved out a life for themselves and their families from the surrounding woods. Celebrate the spirit and heritage of southeast Oklahoma's forests with all the competitions and festivities.