The Top 5 Restaurants to Celebrate National Catfish Day on June 25

By Caroline Cotton Bill's Catfish in Waurika, OK
One of my favorite summer staples is good ol’ fried catfish – the crispier the better! With that being said, there’s a day coming up that you all need to know about: June 25 is National Catfish Day. To celebrate, I’ve got some great catfish restaurants for you to try here in Chickasaw Country.

1. BG’s Catch is located in Kingston by Lake Texoma. For those who have been around f...
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The Chuckwagon BBQ and Grill that offers much more

By Caroline Cotton Chuckwagon BBQ & Grill in Velma, OK
Located in the home town of Joe Diffee, (admit it, you’re pretending you’re Jason Aldean singing “Hey, Joe Diffie!” after I said that…) the Chuckwagon BBQ and Grill in Velma isn’t just your typical barbecue joint in Chickasaw Country.

First things first, let’s chat about the atmosphere of the restaurant. The Chuckwagon is a mixture of a 1950s diner meets country-chic. The big red booths and chairs invite you in to this off-the-beaten-path comm...
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A Saturday night done right including a performance by James Otto

By Caroline Cotton Sand Bass Festival in Madill, OK
One festival I’ve been looking forward to attending during my time in Chickasaw Country is the Sand Bass Festival in Madill. When I heard that the festival is six days of live music, carnival rides and eats for days I said, “Sign me up!”.

From the fantastic fried catfish to the cotton candy and caramel apples, this festival was immediately up my alley.

After checking out the carnival rides and the vendor booths spread throughout ...
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