Ever caught a catfish with your bare hands? Give it a go at the 18th annual, world-famous Okie Noodling Tournament in Pauls Valley on Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17.
The festival is free and open to the public. Okie Noodling also offers front stage passes for Saturday night’s concert. Passes are $20 and allow you into the gated area directly in front of the stage. There are a limited number of passes, which can be purchased starting at noon Saturday at the merchandise booth.
Lawn chairs are allowed, and coolers are only allowed with a $10 ice chest/cooler permit sticker.
If you’re interested in participating in the tournament, you can register here.
Friday, June 16
6 PM — Vendors open
6:30 PM — Live music by Brandon Jenkins
8:30 PM — Live music by Kevin Fowler
Saturday, June 17
10 AM — Vendors open
12 PM to 6 PM — Live noodling demos and tournament weigh-in
12 PM — Washita Casino’s Noodle Eating Competition
1 PM — Pauls Valley Chamber of Commerce Watermelon Crawl
2 PM — Mega Frenzy Human Bingo
3 PM — Treasure Valley Casino’s Men’s Only Wet T-shirt Contest
4 PM — Pauls Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Kid’s Catfish Eating Competition
5:30 PM — Jet Stream Casino’s 2017 Okie Noodling Queen Competition
6 PM — Tournament weigh-in deadline
7:30 PM — Tournament winners announced
8:39 PM — Live music by Mike McClure Band
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