The Arbuckle-Simpson Nature Festival is a celebration of the outdoor resources overlying and around the Arbuckle-Simpson aquifer. This year on April 27th and 28th, the 6th Annual ASNF will take place.
Last year I had the pleasure of doing a fly-fishing clinic on Blue River. This year, fellow angler Kevin Harris of Ada, Oklahoma will be conducting an anglng for the small mouth bass clinic on Blue River.
New to the festival this year is a Dutch oven cooking gathering, demonstration and cook-off. The organizers of the ASNF asked if I would help to recruit Dutch oven cooks from the local area and points far.
Donny and Linda Carter, both members of the Blue River Fly Fishers will be attending the cook-off as will Vernon Forester, also a member of the Blue River Fly Fishers.
The Dutch oven gathering and cook-off is an effort to introduce the general public to the joy of cooking in the outdoors in cast iron.
The public will be treated to samples of the Dutch oven cooks and all the recipes will be judged by a panel selected by the organizers of the festival. One recipe will be crowned as best of the best and that cook will be awarded a plague along with a new black pot.
If there are any interested Dutch oven cooks that would like to join in on the fun then please contact me at my email address.