BBQ and Bixby Oklahoma are Like Peas and Carrots


When the officials and residents of Bixby, Oklahoma throw a community event, they don’t mess around about it! If it isn’t THE largest, it is one of the largest community events that is held during May each year. The BBQ n’ Blues Festival brings families from all over Bixby together as well as those just outside of Bixby.


It is a family event with activities for the kids, music for everyone and all the locals will tell you, the best tasting BBQ around. This event brings in thousands of dollars to the Rotary Club of Bixby who turns around and puts it right back into the community in a variety of ways.


Every year the Washington Irving Memorial Park in Bixby becomes the place to be for 2 days in May for this food, fun, music, neighborly visiting and relaxation. The Rotary Club puts the money raised from this event to finance things like the large electronic marquee sign for the Bixby school system. The sign is used to promote the activities within the school such as athletic events, PTA meetings and more.


Bixby is a suburb of Tulsa and lays in two counties, Tulsa and Wagoner. A member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, Alexander Posey, settled in this area in the late 1800s. Here he started a Posey on Posey Creek community that included a blacksmith shop, a general store and two saloons. In 1895, a post office was erected and the town became a government town site. The name was changed in honor of the Dawes Commission chairman, Tams Bixby.