Kiamichi Owa Chito “Festival of the Forest”

Owa Chito is a "coming together" of the people, ethnic groups, industries, organizations, businesses, and specialists of McCurtain invitation to everyone, everywhere to "come and see what we've got."

The Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest, held at Beavers Bend State Park in southeast Oklahoma, is an annual festival devoted to highlighting the beauty, heritage, industry and progress of Choctaw Country. Visitors to the Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest will enjoy forestry competitions, art and photography shows, a wide variety of children's activities and more. Live music will include everything from jazz and rock and roll to country and bluegrass. Musicians will perform throughout the event.

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, a 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.

Come to the Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival and don't miss the gospel night performances, the Miss Owa-Chito pageant or the impressive wood-turning demonstrations. Arts and crafts will be set up throughout the festival grounds. In addition, a wide variety of sporting activities is 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 the forests of southeast Oklahoma with competitions and festivities.

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Event Details

When June 16, 2017 — June 17, 2017
Location: Beaver's Bend State Park

6:30pm, Friday Night Headliner - Charlie Farley

6:30pm, Saturday Night Headliner - Stoney LaRue