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Road Kill Cookoff

Saturday, Aug. 10

Downtown Oologah

Click here to download the Entry Packet, including complete rules and entry forms:

What’s a Road Kill Cookoff?

It’s a creative, fun way to enjoy new treats from area smokers and barbecue chefs, where the story and presentation is almost as important as the taste. (Truth is optional in the story behind the recipe.)

Here are some highlights from the rules:

  1. All entries must have, as their main ingredient, any animal commonly found dead on the side of the road: groundhog, opossum, deer, rabbit, squirrel, snake, etc. Pigs, cows, chicken, fish, horses, and goats are also in that category. However, it need not actually come off the side of the road (and most of the judges would prefer that it didn’t).
  2. Prior to cooking, the main ingredient (the Road Kill) will be inspected to ensure it has not been precooked. Entries may be fried, stewed, baked, sautéed, smoked or prepared in any way desired. Dishes must be prepared and cooked on site; however, pre-treatment of the meat, such as soaking, boiling or marinating may be done prior to the cook-off. Gutting, skinning and cleaning of the animal should be done off site, although special allowance can be made for fresh Road Kill occurring in route to the cook-off.
  3. A select board of highly qualified judges will determine the winners based on taste, originality, presentation and showmanship.  Judges will deduct points for every chipped tooth resulting from gravel not removed from the Road Kill. The judges reserve the right to refuse to taste anything that appears unhealthy or spoiled, or unfit for humans to eat.

About the event

Cookin’ starts at 9 am
People’s Choice Tasting starts 11:30 am
Judging starts at 2 pm

Entry Fee $50.00

Tasting Kits $7.00 at event or $5.00 in advance –
available at Oologah Tag Agency & Lakeside State Bank

Vendor Both Space is limited – get your spot early
Concessions will be available

CASH Prizes

1st Place $500
2nd Place $250
3rd Place $100
Showmanship $50

Sponsored by the Oologah Area Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scout Troop 199 and the Oologah FFA Chapter

 Proceeds from event go to help fund the many charitable activities by the Oologah Area Chamber of Commerce. Oologah Boy Scout Troop 199, and Oologah FFA Chapter