Bluegrass & Chili Festival

Ricky Skaggs. Courtesy.
Doyle Lawson. Courtesy.
Doyle Lawson. Courtesy.

Thursday, Sept. 4, to Saturday, Sept. 6

Grab a bowl of award-winning chili and listen to live music at this year’s Bluegrass & Chili Festival – Thursday, Sept. 4, to Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Claremore Expo Center. The weekend event will include a festival market with arts and crafts vendors, a car show, music and dance competitions and exhibitions and children’s activities. The big events, however, are the Mid-America Regional Chili Cook-Off and the big concerts scheduled through the event. Watch for bluegrass favorites Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder and Doyle Lawson & QuickSilver on Friday evening. On Saturday night, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage take the stage along with other acts. Festival hours are 4-11 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Hours on Saturday are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Admission is $10 per carload. The expo center is located at 400 Veterans Parkway in Claremore. For more information, visit