Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest
Kiamichi Owa-Chito this year will be different than in the past. Because of factors outside of the boards control, all day events will be canceled this year. There will be a virtual PACE 5K Run and nightly concerts. The Kiamichi Owa-Chito festival will begin Friday night, September 24th at 5:30 p.m. at the Beavers Bend Amphitheater. Friday night will feature gospel singer Jordy Henson as well as various local entertainers. Saturday nights musical will begin with entertainment The Jerry Tim’s Band. and Casey Donahew will be the headliner.
The Beavers Bend State Park is under construction and parking passes will not be sold. Choctaw Casino Broken Bow and Idabel will be sponsoring all parking for this year’s festival. Parking is going to be first come first serve this year. No reserved parking. Park vans will be running to pick up festival goers from the parking areas and drop them off at the amphitheater. We recommend wearing a mask while riding vans to amphitheater. Thanks to the sponsorship of the Choctaw Casino’s, parking will be free. However, donations will be accepted by festival goers and business sponsorships are still needed.
Due to park construction and COVID, all day events will be postponed until Kiamichi Owa-Chito 2022. However, this year’s event is planning to take place and the event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, September 24 with Gospel Entertainment. Saturday nights entertainment will take place at 6:00 p.m. on September 25th at the Beavers Bend State Park Amphitheater. The event is free of charge and community members are encouraged to attend. While Owa-Chito is outdoors, we recommend that during the festival please practice COVID safety protocols in the building and practice social distancing while enjoying the festival.
Get out and enjoy the festival of the forest in the great outdoors of Beavers Bend State Park and this year’s Kiamichi Owa-Chito festival entertainment. And don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs.