World's Largest Calf Fry Festival & Cook-Off
915 E Apperso Rd
A Vinita tradition since 1979, the World's Largest Calf Fry Festival & Cook-Off features amusement rides, arts and craft displays, live entertainment and plenty of fun perfect for the whole family. Celebrate the rich ranching history of the Vinita area by tasting the festival's namesake, calf fries, also known as a local "delicacy." Visitors who wish to taste the calf fries, also referred to as Rocky Mountain oysters, can purchase tickets to enter the cooking area and sample the tasty fries. Vote for your favorite team in the People's Choice competition and sample other treats including beans, cobblers, salsa and breads, made by the various cook-off teams. Celebrity judges will determine the overall winners.
If calf fries do not tempt your appetite, this festival has a variety of other activities to keep you entertained. Browse through arts and crafts, bring the kids for an extensive selection of children's activities and inflatables or enjoy cowboy games. The World's Largest Calf Fry Festival & Cook-Off serves up, on average, 2,000 lbs. of calf fries each year. This Vinita event is part of the city's Big Country Weekend, which also includes nightly performances at the Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo.
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