Okie Noodling Tournament and Festival

Okie Noodling in Chickasaw Country!

Make your way to Wacker Park in Pauls Valley for the 23rd Annual Okie Noodling Tournament and Festival! Participants will travel across rivers and lakes using their bare hands to catch the biggest catfish in the state! Watch as huge live catfish are brought in for the competition. Categories include big fish, top female and 18 and under. There will be a final weigh-in to see the biggest catfish of all entered! The event will feature food, vendors, live music, games, face painting, inflatables, a kids' noodling clinic, a catfish cook-off and kids' catfish eating contest. Don’t forget the coronation of the Okie Noodling Queen! On Friday and Saturday night, head to the main stage for live entertainment. Bring the whole family to Pauls Valley for the Okie Noodling Tournament and Festival!



  • Friday, June 16, 2023 -
    Saturday, June 17, 2023
Wacker Park
1005 N. Willow St.
Pauls Valley, OK 73075

See the website for more information.