Cotton Pickin' Chili Cookoff
Festivities begin at 10 am. There has been attendance of over 2500 people the day of the event with over 50 BBQ, Chili & Salsa entries to taste!!! Cash Prizes & Trophyâ€™s for First, Second & Third in each category.
Spectators can enjoy tasting chili beginning at 10:30 am. Tasting Kits $3.00.
Kevin Law and his border collies will perform at 11 am & again at 1:15 pm.
Entertainment on stage 11:15 am; Wichita Mountain Bluegrass Band Entertainment on stage 11:45 am, Read Southall Awards on stage at 1:30 pm.
Vendors welcomed by reservation only and will be open at 10 am. Farming Displays will be open at 10 am. Judging begins 10 am.
Cotton Pickin' Chili Cookoff
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Quartz Mountain Resort Park Resorts
The Quartz Mountain Resort stands amid the glorious granite boulders of the Wichita Mountains. Its setting and state-of-the-art renovations make the Quartz Mountain Resort an ideal spot for both business and leisure travelers. The new lodge boasts a western lodge look and is constructed of native stone and pine logs blend with the rustic mountain surroundings. The lodge has 120 rooms, deluxe suites and full conference facilities. The resort offers an indoor/outdoor swimming pool.
The weary find peace in the serene setting of Quartz Mountain Resort and full service amenities. The outdoor enthusiast can hike, explore biking trails, play an 18-hole golf course, fish, and enjoy water sports and naturalist programs. Engaged couples, tour groups and business conferences can find experienced meeting and wedding coordinators on hand and a wide range of meeting rooms that accommodate six to 700 guests. Additional cabins are available for rent as well – ideal for families or larger travel groups.
The Performing Arts Center located across the inlet from the lodge is a 700 seat performance hall adding to the arts and conferencing facilities like none other in the world!
Quartz Mountain Resort Park Cabins
Quartz Mountain offers cabin accommodations. Eight of our cabins have two bedrooms, fireplaces and kitchenettes, plus a Murphy bed in the living area. They can sleep up to six people comfortably. One of our cabins, our newest addition, three-bedroom, offers sleeping accommodations for up to eight people and is furnished with a full kitchen, two full bathrooms and a fireplace. For large groups, Mountainview Bunkhouse accommodates up to 64 with two full-size kitchens and four restroom facilities. There is also a common room for social gathering and/or group meetings.
Quartz Mountain Resort Park Camping
Campers and picnickers will find 237 picnic tables, 5 group picnic shelters, 1 enclosed group shelter, 20 modern RV sites w/ all hookups, 101 sites w/ water & electric, and 99 regular campsites w/ no utilities. There are also 8 comfort stations (5 with showers), 2 swimming beaches, a volleyball court, a mini golf course, 8 playgrounds, a paddleboat and canoe rental, 2 grocery stores w/deli and gift shops, snacks, bait & tackle, 5 boat ramps , a Group Camp facility for up to 125 persons, a private group facility for 64 persons, an amphitheatre (seats 665) and performing arts pavilions (the Oklahoma Arts Institute offers summer and fall programs), Restaurant, and a Visitor/Nature Center.
Camping - Open Year Round
Cabins - 8 two-bedroom cottages which will sleep six each and 6 one-bedroom cottages which will sleep four each. All cottages have kitchenettes and fireplaces. In addition, Mountain View Dormitory will accommodate groups of up to 64 persons.
Campground A - 20 paved campsites with electric, water, and sewage hookups. Located near shelter #3.
Campground B - 17 graveled campsites with electric and water hookups. Located near the grocery store and a comfort station.
Campground C - 10 paved campsites with electric and water hookups. Located near Shelter #1 and a comfort station.
Campground D - 6 graveled campsites with electric and water hookups. Located on River Road Drive
Campground E - 5 paved"preferred" campsites (three are handicap accessible) with electric and water hookups. Located near Shelter #3.
River Road Campground -Unimproved area with picnic tables for tent camping. Water faucets are located throughout the area.
Campground Area 1 - 34 graveled campsites with electric and water hookups. Located on the north shore of the lake near the grocery store, Shelter #4, and a comfort station.
Campground Area 2 - 26 graveled campsites and one handicap accessible paved campsite, each with electric and water hookups. Located on the north shore near Shelter #5 and a comfort station (handicap accessible).
Comfort Stations - 8 stations are located throughout the park, near to or in campgrounds. Comfort Stations with showering facilities are located near Campgrounds B and C and inside Campground Areas 1 and 2.
SWIMMING - Two swimming beaches are located in the park - one near Campground A and the other in Area 3 on the north shore of the lake. An outdoor pool (fee activity) is located next to the lodge facility and is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
Quartz Mountain Resort Park Hiking Trails
Two hiking trails are located near the park office. The New Horizon Trail, a rugged 1/2 mile path, explores the habitats of the mountain and takes the hiker 3/4 of the way up the mountain. Many scenic views of the surrounding countryside can be seen and photographed along the trail. Another trail takes the hiker along a 1/4 mile wooded bottomland stream path where bird and animal signs are abundant.
Quartz Mountain Resort Park Wildlife Viewing
Quartz Mountain Park forms a great rocky nest: a buffer zone between the eastern and western United states sheltering a variety of species of plants and animals from both regions. Huge turkey buzzards circle in the air columns over the mountains, and deer graze along the roadside. The bobcat and coyote can be seen, as well as the rare ring-tailed cat and the great horned owl. The American Bald Eagle winters at Quartz Mountain in large numbers, and white pelicans, osprey and Canadian geese all migrate through the area each year.
Quartz Mountain Resort Park Rappelling
Discover the rugged geology of Quartz Mountain Resort Park which is surrounded by the stark beauty of rough granite hills and outcroppings, remnants of the Wichita Mountain Range, whose peaks once stood over 20,000 feet tall. The park's fascinating geological history dating back millions of years provides a real treat for hiking and geology enthusiasts - the highlight of which may be climbing 1,950 feet high. It is excellent for rock climbing and rappelling, but bring your own climbing and rappelling equipment. The park's rugged landscape is reflected in the sparkling clear waters of Lake Altus-Lugert, a 6,260 acre haven for fishing, boating, and water sports.
Quartz Mountain Resort Park ORV Areas
Area 3 on the north shore of the Altus Lake is the location for riding ATV's and motorcycles. Trails wind through wooded dunes and along the lakeshore. All vehicles must have a 10 foot whip with colored flag. The ORV area is open from sunrise to sunset April 1 through September 30.
Park Area Attractions
Park Area Events
- September 2nd - Kiowa County Free Fair
- October 8th - Fall Festival & Kiowa County Heritage Days Pow Wow
- December 2nd - Christmas Tour of Homes