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Chillin n Grillin BBQ Festival consists of four parts:

Amateur Backyard Contest (Friday only)
KCBS professionally judged competition
OKBS Cleaver Team of the Year Contest
People’s Choice award, judged by contest attendees.


The Chillin’ & Grillin’ BBQ Festival is a prime opportunity to sample some delicious barbecue.  This year we are holding the event at Platinum Air Airport across from the Pogue Airport at 101 John Hess Dr.  This fun Sand Springs’ event is much more than a cook off; it features live music, arts and crafts, beer garden, helicopter rides and a Kids Zone with plenty of fun children’s activities. Of course, the star of the show is the BBQ, and guests will have the chance to savor plenty made by talented cooks. This event is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society and is an OKBS Clever Team of the Year competition.

Friday’s events kick off with live music by the Dylan Whitney Band, also an open beer garden and arts and crafts.  For AMATEURS that like a little competition the Backyard Contest is perfect for you.  It consists of only chicken, pork ribs and burgers that will be prepared and judged.  Overall Champion will win $500 in the Backyard contest.

Saturday will feature the KCBS contest, OKBS Clever of the Year competition, People’s Choice BBQ tasting (open to the public), Ms. Jennifer Marriott will perform, a beer garden, arts and crafts vendors, helicopter rides, car show, poker run and Kids Zone with bounce houses, Kettle Corn, Harper’s Hut Shaved Ice and a train.  Great competition, food and entertainment will be a Chillin n Grillin BBQ Festival in Sand Springs Oklahoma.

Competing teams in the OKBS Cleaver Team of the Year Contest will also receive points. The People’s Choice portion asks that you donate a portion of your BBQ bliss to the public to sample and judge. All proceeds from the people’s choice competition will be donated to the Sand Springs Chamber of Commerce. Kansas City Barbeque Society rules and regulations will be used for the competition.

Location: Platinum Air Airport

101 John Hess Dr. Sand Springs

Taster Kits go on sale at 11:00a-2p
Date:  April 7th – 8th, 2017 Adults: $10.00

Time:  Gates Open

4/7 Friday 7p – 11p

4/8 Saturday 10a – 5p

Children (6 – 12 years old): $5.00
Pricing: FREE Admission Children (5 & Under): FREE


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