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Oklahoma State Fair

Oklahoma City, OK

Sep 12 2019 - Sep 22 2019

Price: $4-$12

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The Oklahoma State Fair is a family-friendly tradition that the state traces back to 1907! With activities unique to the Oklahoma State Fair, live music, competitions in equine, livestock, creative arts and more, plus of course classic carnival rides and games, the entire family is sure to have fun when attending the fair. It’s the perfect event to bring the whole family to – grandparents, grandkids and more, and many families have made the Oklahoma State Fair a family tradition for decades.  

ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT

Oklahoma State Fair Hours are as follows: 

Outside Gates Open - 8am

Buildings:

Saturday - Thursday – 10am – 9pm

Friday – Saturday – 10am – 10pm

Outside Vendors:

Sunday – Thursday – 10am – 9:30pm

Friday – Saturday – 10am – 10:30pm

Carnival:

Monday – Friday – Opens at 1pm – TBD (closing times are at the discretion of management)

Saturday- Sunday – Opens at 11am – TBD (closing times are at the discretion of management)

Box Office Hours:

Thru Aug. 30 (Monday-Friday): 10am -5 pm

Aug. 31 - Sept. 1: 10am - 5pm

Sept. 2: 12pm – 5pm

Sept. 3 - Sept. 8: 10am – 5pm

Sept. 9: 12pm – 5pm

Sept. 10 - Sept. 12: 10am – 5pm

Sept. 13 - Sept. 22: 9am – 9pm

Sept. 23: 9am – 2pm

Outside Vendors:

Sunday-Thursday - 10am – 9:30pm

Friday-Saturday - 10am – 10:30pm

Family members both young and old are sure to find something they love at the Oklahoma State Fair. From live music to bull riding, carnival rides, games and more, there are plenty of competitions and attractions to partake in and exhibits to peruse. Some of the attractions and lineups include:   

Disney on Ice: Stop by the Jim Norick Arena to take in a show of Disney on Ice Dare to Dream! The fun ice shows features five Disney heroines: Moana, Belle, Anna, Rapunzel and Cinderella. For more information, click here.

Show times:

September 13 – 18

September 13, 14 and 18th: 7:30pm

September 15: 11:30am, 3:30pm, 7:30pm

September 16: 1:30pm, 5:30pm

September 17: 10:30am, 7:30pm

September 18: 7:30pm

Keep in mind that tickets purchased on or before September 12 include gate admission to the fair, but an additional gate admission ticket is required if Disney on Ice tickets are purchased after September 12. 

Xtreme Bull: Part bull riding, part country music concert, Xtreme Bull is a unique show that must been seen! First watch the PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour, then take in a performance by Big & Rich (Friday, September 21) or Aaron Watson (Saturday, September 22).

Exhibits: There are exhibits for all ages, from 4-H to FFA, agricultural exhibits, creative arts, an auto show, antique tractor exhibit and more. A full list of exhibits includes: 

·       4-H and FFA exhibits

·       AGtropolis (agriculture exhibits)

·       Animal Surgical Suite

·       Antique Tractor Display

·       Auto Show

·       Barnyard Birthing Center

·       Clydesdale Alley

·       Creative Arts Exhibits

·       Great American Petting Zoo and Pony Trail Ride

·       The Hands-On Spot

·       JFK Exhibition

·       Oklahoma Frontier Experience

·       Oklahoma Student Art Exhibits

·       Spirit of Oklahoma Plaza

For more information about all exhibits, including location of each, click here.

Special Events: There are plenty of special, unique events that take place at the Oklahoma State Fair as well! There’s something for everyone to enjoy, including several new events in 2019. These include:

·       Miss OSF Pageant

·       Great TASTE of Fair (vendor food competition)

·       Opening Ceremony

·       SINGO and Trivia Night

·       Board Game Bonanza

·       Come As You Are Church Services

·       Band Day Parade Competition

·       Academy

·       Senior Day

·       Deaf Awareness Day

·       Meet your Army

·       ASC Cheerleading and Pom Pom Competition

·       Oklahoma Cornhole Classic

·       Closing Ceremony

For more information about all special events, click here.

Chickasaw Country Entertainment Stage: Located at the Entertainment Plaza, the Chickasaw Country Entertainment Stage has a musical performance every night of the state fair! Plus, it’s free with outside gate admission. Performances include:

Thursday, September 13, 7:30pm: Colt Ford

Friday, September 14, 7:30pm: Neal McCoy

Saturday, September 15, 8pm: BeatleMania LIVE!

Sunday, September 16, 6pm:   Los Traileros Del Norte

Monday, September 17, 7:30pm: Jordan Feliz

Tuesday, September 18, 7:30pm: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone

Wednesday, September 19, 7:30pm: Elvis Extravaganza

Thursday, September 20, 7:30pm: Dylan Scott

Friday, September 21, 7:30pm: Dru Hill

Saturday, September 22, 8pm: Foghat

Sunday, September 23, 6pm: Space Oddity, the Ultimate David Bowie Experience

For more information about concerts, click here.

The Bandshell: The most diverse venue at the Oklahoma State Fair, the Bandshell offers daily performances from Oklahoma artists. Performances and shows occur daily from 11am – 10:30pm. Entertainment includes bands, ethnic and classical dance, soloists, choirs, drama, magicians, ASC cheerleading, Dance and Pom Pom Regional Competition, Band Day awards ceremony and more. Click here for more.  

The PATIO: The perfect spot to sit down, relax and enjoy some adult beverages, the PATIO is an area with live music, generous seating, all in a serene, lush landscape. 

Shows:

There are shows that are sure to entertain the entire family! A full list includes:

·       Puppies of Penzance

·       Pirate Magic of Rafael and Katia

·       Don’s Chainsaw Creations

·       Martial Arts LIVE!

·       Live Shark Encounter

·       Vintage America Glamping Baking Show

·       Zoppe Italian Family Circus

·       Swifty Swine Pig Races

·       Runa Pacha Wind Rhythms

·       Okie Karaoke

For more information, including location, click here.

Midway: One of the most exciting and classic parts of the Oklahoma State Fair, the Midway offers rides, games and more. For more information on the Midway, and ticket deals, click here.

Sky Eye Park: Get a bird’s eye view of the Oklahoma State Fair, thanks to the Sky Eye Wheel, North America’s largest traveling Ferris Wheel. The Ferris Wheel has 36 gondolas, each holds up to 6 riders, which reach a peak height of 155 feet, allowing views up to 15 miles! For more information about the Sky Eye Park, including hours and ticketing info, click here.

Competitions: From arm wrestling to home brew and wine competitions, there are plenty of competitions to experience. These include:

·       Arm Wrestling

·       Equine

·       Creative Arts

·       Livestock

·       Oklahoma Student Art Exhibition

·       Wine and Home Brew

Click here for more information on competitions.

ON-SITE AMENITIES

Everything you may need for a fun family day at the Oklahoma State Fair can be found right on the fairgrounds! Some on-site amenities include locker, wheelchair, scooter and stroller rentals, an internal tram service, first aid, a safety center, food and drink concessions, ATMs, a nursing mother’s area and more.

LOCATION

The Oklahoma State Fair is located at:

3001 General Pershing Boulevard

Oklahoma City, OK 73107

RVING AT THE EVENT

Make your Oklahoma State Fair even more fun – and of course, comfortable – by RVing right on the fairgrounds. There are three separate RV parks on the property, including:

South RV Park 

With more than 330 spaces, located on the southeast corner of the property, the South RV Park is the largest of the RV parks. The cost is $45 per night for 50 amp service and $30 per night for 30 amp service, and there are two dump stations and restrooms and showers on the grounds. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis and no reservations are available.

West RV Park 

The West RV Park offers 77 concrete spaces. The cost is $45 per night for 30/50 amp service. Full service hook-ups, restrooms, showers, a self-service laundromat and free WiFi are included. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis and no reservations are available.

North RV Park 

The North RV Park includes 29 concrete spaces. The cost is $45 per night for 30/50 amp service. Full service hook-ups, restrooms, showers and free WiFi are included. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis and no reservations are available.

For more information about RVing at the Oklahoma State Fair, including maps, rules and regulations, click here.

WHERE TO STAY

RV Parks/Campgrounds 

If you don’t want to take advantage of camping right at the Oklahoma State Fair, there are RV parks and campgrounds nearby, including:

Rockwell RV Park and Campground

Roadrunner RV Park

Twin Fountains RV Resort

Mustang Run RV Park

Abes RV Park 

Hotels 

If you’ve opted for a hotel, there are several nearby to choose from, including:

Quality Inn and Suites Fairgrounds West

Best Western Plus Saddleback Inn and Conference Center

Four Points by Sheraton Oklahoma City Airport

Sleep Inn Meridian I-40

Comfort Suites Fairgounds West

HOW TO GET THERE

The address for the Oklahoma State fair is 3001 General Pershing Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73107. You can decide between Permit Parking, Paid Parking, Free Parking, and RV Parking.

PARKING

There are both free and paid parking options. Free parking is available on both the north and south sides of the fairgrounds, and handicapped parking is available at most gates.

Paid parking is accessible from NW 10th Street, May Avenue and Reno Avenue. Advance parking deals are available at the Jim Norick Arena Box Office July 7-September 12. Advance single day parking is $5 and season parking is $30. September 13-23, single day parking is $10 and season parking is $50.

Trams also operate daily, beginning at 10am.

TICKETS & PRICING

Tickets can be purchased online here, by calling 405-948-6800 or at the Jim Norick Arena Box Office. 

Advance tickets can be purchased for a discount July 7 through September 12. Prices are:

Adults (ages 12+): $8

Children (ages 6-11): $4

Season Passes: $25 (not available for purchase online)

September 13-23, outside gate admission tickets are available right at the ticket booths outside each fairgrounds gate. Prices are:

Adults (ages 12+): $12

Children (ages 6-11): $6

Children (ages 5 and under): FREE!

Season Pass: $30 (not available for purchase online)

There are also a variety of special discount days. For more information on ticketing and discounts, click here.

WRAP UP

Families have been ending their summer before fall begins at the Oklahoma State Fair for decades, and if you’ll be doing so this year, make sure it’s fun, stress-free and comfortable with an RV rental from RVshare! Enjoy traveling in comfort, having access to a kitchen or private bathroom whenever you’d like and much more. Whether you visit the Oklahoma State Fair in an RV rental from us or use other accommodations, we’d love to see pictures of your trip. Send us photos at memories@rvshare.com, and tag us on social media to share details and tips about your visit. Your adventures could be featured on our blog or social media! 

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Please note, this is not the official source of the event information. While we try to be as comprehensive as possible, some details may have changed since the time this article was written. Please confirm final details with the official event page.