Close your eyes and you can picture yourself walking down the midway. You have a fistful of ride tickets in one hand and a huge stuffed animal you won in the other. Your parents are wondering exactly how you are going to keep the goldfish alive that you won by sinking that lucky ping-pong ball in the cup., and you are wondering if your stomach is up to another ride on the Tilt-A-Whirl after you devoured that turkey leg and funnel cake combination about fifteen minutes ago..
What am I talking about? The Tulsa State Fair, of course.
The 103rd annual Tulsa State Fair opens on Thursday afternoon to begin it’s 11-day run at the Fairgrounds located at 21st & Yale. The event is one of Oklahoma’s premier family events and annually attracts nearly a million visitors each year. This year’s fair will include the popular Disney On Ice show on it’s first weekend and the PRCA Rodeo on the closing weekend, and those events include fair admission.
Those premium events are offset with free events like a Timberworks Lumberjack demonstration and BMX Show on the midway, and an animal birthing center and cow milking demonstration in the OK Ford Dealers barn and Super Duty arena. All these events are offset by the many exhibitors and vendors in the QuikTrip Center and Education Building.
The Fair kicks off at 4pm on Thursday night with Ford Family Fun Night where gate admission is only $1 with a coupon from local Ford dealers and midway rides are $2 each. Gate admission is $5 without the coupon. Several promotions run throughout the fair including a free t-shirt night on Thursday October 7th and two-for-one night on Tuesday October 5th.
More information can be found at the fair’s website at tulsastatefair.com.