Pawhuska to host National Indian Taco Championships

Jeanette SwindellGreen Country Marketing Association

Autumn may seem a long way off, but soon it will be upon us, offering up cool breezes for the 10th annual National Indian Taco Championship on Oct. 4. With the event come aromas of freshly cooked Indian tacos, interesting vendors and traders, competitions, music, American Indian dancing and a variety of entertainment.

Organizers are hoping new vendors and competitions will translate into huge crowds on October 4, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at this admission-free event in downtown Pawhuska.

“We are excited this year as the championship will be our 10th annual,” said Mike McCartney, chamber director. “It’s $1,500 winner take all.”

Contestants will be selling tacos to the public, and for $5 visitors will have the chance to help judge the Indian tacos. Judging begins at 10 a.m., and winners are announced between 3 and 4 p.m.

For more information, call 918-287-1208 or visit