The Seventh Annual Chillin and Grillin Festival is hosted by the Sand Springs Chamber of Commerce and will be held from Thursday April 12th through Saturday the 14th. 

The three-day event features free admission to music, games, and craft booths. All-you-can-eat barbecue is available at $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. Carnival wristbands are $20 per day in advance for Thursday and Friday, or $25 at the gate. Rides will be ticket-only on Saturday. 

Chillin and Grillin began in 2011 and was originally held on the second weekend in October. In 2016 it was moved to the second weekend in April. River City Park hosted the event through 2016 but was closed in 2017 for a major park renovation. The Chamber moved the event to Pogue Airport and partnered with the Harper's Hut Classic Car Show that year. 

In 2018 the event will return to the newly renovated and renamed Case Community Park (formerly River City) and will expand to three days for the first time. The Harper's Hut Car Show will return and carnival rides have been added for the first time.

The event was formerly sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, but will be strictly Peoples' Choice in 2018.

2017 Winners
People's Choice: Sparks BBQ
KCBS Chicken: Movin' The Chains
KCBS Ribs: Bad Moon Smokin'
KCBS Pork Butt: Rise n' Swine
KCBS Brisket: Divine Swine
KCBS Reserve Champion: Uncle BC's
KCBS Grand Champion: The American Dream BBQ

2016 Winners
People's Choice: Church That Matters' Holy Smokers
Anything But: Light My Fire BBQ
KCBS Chicken: Fatt Mike's
KCBS Pork Ribs: Buffalo's BBQ
KCBS Pork: Movin' the Chains BBQ
KCBS Brisket: Jambo Pits
KCBS Reserve Champion: Okie Q BBQ
KCBS Grand Champion: Jambo Pits
Student Cookies: Katie Gonzales
Student Pies: Jacie Taber and Cameron Clemons
Adult Cookies: Andrea Brice
Adult Pies: Debra Bunch

2015 BBQ Winners
People's Choice: Church That Matters' Holy Smokers

2014 BBQ Winners
People's Choice: Church That Matters' Holy Smokers

2013 BBQ Winners
People's Choice: Church That Matters' Holy Smokers

2012 BBQ Winners
People's Choice: Church That Matters' Holy Smokers