Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest • June 14, 15, and 16 2012
The Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest, a three day event, is held annually the third weekend in June. This festival is held in Broken Bow at the beautiful Beavers Bend Resort Park. The purpose of Kiamichi Owa-Chito, Inc. is to stage an annual Festival of the Forest in an effort to acquaint the people of Oklahoma and the world with the beauty, heritage, culture, industry and progress in Kiamichi Country.
The festival features forestry competitions that bring back memories of “the good ole days”! The spirit and heritage of the forest comes to life in the contest of men and women who make their living from the woods. Contests include double buck sawing, ax throwing, jack-n-jill crosscut, as well as other forestry events. A “Bull of the Woods winner is selected from the field each year. New this year will be “Crew of the Woods. A large art show is one of the major components of the festival as well. New additions to this year’s festival are: All American Lumberjack Show and Kids Camp, Fiddle Contest and Miss Choctaw Owa-Chito.
Musical entertainment is prevalent throughout the three-day event. Musicians from all areas (gospel, bluegrass, country, Native American, jazz, and rock-n-roll) keep crowds entertained. Activities for the youth are also a major component. Children’s games are very popular.
For 40 years the Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest has been uniting our community in a fun, family friendly atmosphere. What better way to celebrate this milestone than sporting it on a t-shirt! This year’s logo will emphasize not only the festival’s anniversary, but the pride we have in our Native American heritage. We have had a great response about the design and are very happy to be able to share it with you. Sizes and pricing is as follows: Youth XS-LG: $12, Adult SM-XL: $12, Adult XXL-XXXL: $15. The shirts can be purchased at the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce and at the festival.
Event entry forms can be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce office or downloaded here: