Every year, on the first Friday and Saturday of May, Washington Irving Memorial Park in Bixby is transformed into the largest BBQ festival in all of Oklahoma. It's two days of the State’s best Barbeque and music all rolled into one. The festival is a community fundraiser created by the Rotary Club of Bixby.
The Rotary Club of Bixby used funds from past festivals to build the Rotary Club of Bixby Amphitheater which is located in Washington Irving Memorial Park. Proceeds from the first festival enabled the Club to present Bixby Public Schools with a large electronic marquee sign, complete with a digitized message board. Located on Memorial Drive, the sign promotes school activities from PTA meetings to athletic events.
KCBS Sanctioned BBQ Event This is the largest BBQ event in Oklahoma with 90+ teams expected to compete for $12,000 in prize money. Entry Fee $45 per category.
Live Music Schedule Friday, May 2 6:00 Out Cold 7:30 David Dover 9:00 James Groves
Saturday, May 3 11:00 Dylan Whitney 12:30 Big Daddy 2:00 3rd Degree 3:30 Black Kat Benders 5:00 Big Tree 6:30 Steve Pryor 8:00 Joe Louis Walker 9:30 Popa Chubby
Kids Zone This festival could easily be called the BBQ'n Family Festival. A large area within the festival is dedicated to family fun again this year. Topping the list will be numerous inflatable jumpers available at $10.00 per child for an all day pass. Plans include a petting zoo and a trackless train ride and pony rides. The festival promises to provide a venue of family fun, food and relaxation. Proceeds from the festival return to the community through The Rotary Club of Bixby.