Okrapalooza began in the Promise of Peace Gardens first location on East Grand Ave with three celebrity chefs and two home cooks. The food and music festival began with a simple authentic intention – to engage the community and to introduce them to lovely creative recipes that were locally sourced , delicious and nutrition rich ! It was the most beautiful experience that encompassed humanity with loads of love and wholesome fun. After three years, we were invited to hold the annual event at The Lot- every year it just seems to get better. On the 10th anniversary we held Okrapalooza Farmstock on the Reeves Family Farm in Princeton , Texas . In the middle of the okra field a dinner like no other was held the night before the festival . It was truly magnificent !
In 2020, we invited 50 guests to gather at BrainDead Brewing for a socially responsible smaller Okrapalooza . Everyone had a wonderful time and felt safe . The 12th Okrapalooza is coming in 2021 and we will have the festival at the historical Cotton Mill in McKinney on September 12th with 12 Chefs!