This year marks the 41st anniversary for the Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest. The 3-day festival is held annually the third weekend in June at Beavers Bend State Park in Broken Bow, OK. For 40 years, the festival’s mission has been to stage an annual Festival of the Forest while promoting the beauty, heritage and culture of Kiamichi Country to the people of Oklahoma and the visitors from around the world. Click here
for more information on the festival.
In conjunction with the festival, the annual Owa-Chito Art Show will rev-up with a reception Thursday, June 6th at 7:00 p.m. at the Forest Heritage Center Museum. The Art Show contains over 300 works of art entered by over 100 artists within the four state areas of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana and those attending the reception will get a sneak-peek of the artwork, a premier buying opportunity and the chance to meet this year’s featured artists, Tommy Allen & Morgan Wilcox. Click Here for more information on the Art Show.
In 1982, the Forest Heritage Center began honoring those who have contributed to the forest industry in this region. Each year, since then a Heritage Forester has been selected, with the presentation made at the annual Forestry Luncheon in June. This event is held during Oklahoma’s Forestry Week and is the official for the Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest. Click here for more information on the Forestry Luncheon.