The name of this town is derived from the Muskogee lokchapi (lokcha (acorn) / api(stem)), which was the old name of the nearby river. It was originally “Lockchoppe," but was accidentally corrupted to its current name. It is known for its Worm Grunting Festival. Worm grunting, or worm charming, is a method of bringing worms to the surface. Those who participate drive a wooden stake into the ground and rub a metal slab on top of it; the vibrations cause the worms to come to the surface.