Claremore Set to Kick it up Country Style

It’s time for the 32nd Annual

September 8-10, 2011

Every year over 30,000 people flock from all over northeastern Oklahoma to see what’s brewing at Claremore’s Annual Bluegrass & Chili Festival. For 32 years local bluegrass, country and gospel performers, artisans and budding chefs turn out for a three day long event to show the world how to kick it up Oklahoma style.

The chili cook off is expecting a record number of entries this year and the only way to find out if you are a whimpy mild or smoking hot kindof chili guy is to show up and give your taste buds a workout.

Admission to the Festival and all concerts are free of charge and there is a little something going on to entertain every member of the family including:

Three stages for concerts
• Mid-America Chili Cook Off
• Open car show
• Kiddie Korral
• Festival Marketplace filled with arts and crafts and handmade goods for sale
• Vocal competition
• Junior showcase
• Dance exhibitions
• Antique tractor pull

Event Schedule:

Thursday:
• Festival opens at 4pm
• Festival Market 4-9pm
• Kiddie Korral& Craft Night 4-8:30
• Music starts at 6pm
• Concerts by: Josh Williams Band, and Lost & Found

Friday:
• Festival opens at 4pm
• Festival Market 4-9pm
• Kiddie Korral& Craft Night 4-8:30
• Music starts at 6pm
• Concerts by: IIIrdTyme Out, and Sam Bush Band

Saturday:
• 11am Stages open with great music; Open Car Show, & Festival Market opens
• 11am-8:30pm: Crafts & more in the Kiddie Korral
• 1:00pm: Chili Cooks light their fires and Antique Tractor Pulls start
• 2:00pm: Taster Kits on sale, $5 each; Junior Showcase kicks off
• 4:00pm Chili submitted to judges, tasting starts
• 8:00pm: Vocal Competition
• Concerts by: Mountain Heart; Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver; and Rhonda Vincent & the Rage

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