Main Street's Annual Okrafest - SECOND SATURDAY IN SEPTEMBER- (September 13, 2008) Okrafest is Checotah Main Street's celebration in September. It brings visitors to Checotah from all over the state. Fun food festival offering handmade arts & crafts, entertainment, games, children's activities, and a brisket cook-off. Okra aficionados will enjoy fried okra; okra-eating contests and foods made with okra. Other food and retail vendors will be on site. Watch the Little Mr. and Miss Okra contests. Enjoy a car show and lots of fun for the entire family. If you can't move here, come back to visit us in September for OKRAFEST!
Ph: 918-473-4178 (Always call and confirm events)

Checotah’s Main Street Program has pulled out the stops for the latest installment of Oklahoma’s only Okrafest. Enjoy arts and crafts, food vendors and a children’s area with inflatable toys, as well as, a ton of local music in Pocket Park.

Okra Fare Tasting Kits consist of a spoon, a tray and a ticket. Fans sample contestants okra delights and sample one spoonful of each dish and vote for the dish they like the best.
If you think you have the perfect okra dish call and sign up.

Just in time for lunch, volunteers will fry up more than 300 pounds of okra to be given away at the Okra Pot.

The festival will begin at 10 a.m. with an open car show and live entertainment in the Pocket Park. The sign-up for the Children’s Okra Olympics and the Okra Eating Contest will begin at 10:10 a.m.

At 11 a.m. anyone with a strong stomach for okra can compete in the Okra Eating Contest. Contestants who eat the most okra in the kids category and the adult category will get a winner’s certificate. The type of okra to be eaten changes from year to year. It could be picked, boiled, steamed or any other way of preparing it.

In 2007 Okrafest was designated as an official Oklahoma Centennial Event. "It was a great honor to have been designated as an offical Centennial Event", stated Linda Burns, Main Street Program Manager.

Come and Join the fun!