It’s finally here! The Oklahoma State Fair is just around the corner, and it’s time to get ready for an unforgettable experience. We’re here to give you the inside scoop on why this event is a must-visit for anyone looking to have a good time.
A Rich Tradition:
The Oklahoma State Fair is steeped in tradition, dating all the way back to its inception in 1907. It’s not just an event; it’s a celebration of Oklahoma’s culture, heritage, and community spirit. Over the years, it has grown to become one of the largest and most anticipated state fairs in the nation and this year will be filled with new food and events to enhance your experience so get ready to have some fun!
A Rodeo Extravaganza:
One of the highlights of the Oklahoma State Fair is undoubtedly its world-class rodeo. If you’ve never witnessed the skill, courage, and sheer athleticism of rodeo cowboys and cowgirls, this is your chance. The rodeo events, including bull riding, barrel racing, and calf roping, are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. This is a skill you must master folks so you won’t want to miss it!
Delicious Fair Food:
No visit to a state fair is complete without indulging in some mouthwatering fair food and If you can imagine, this year, even more delicious vendors have been added in! You’ll find an array of culinary delights, from classic corn dogs and funnel cakes to more adventurous options like deep-fried everything. Here is a sneak peak at the “TOP 10 MUST TRY FOODS” for this year: #1Cotton Candy: flossy sugar coma, yes please! #2 Poncho Corn Dog: this jumbo-deep fried battered hot dog with ketchup and mustard is always a winner #3 Turkey Leg: do we even need to put an explanation on this one?! #4 Roasted Corn: this is a tried and true state fair classic that never lets us down. #5 Fried Cheese on a stick: Who doesn’t like fried cheese? In Brazil this is tradition for vendors to sell on the beach! It is sure to put a smile on your face. #6 Cinnamon Roll by Silver Dollar Concessions: probably one of the best you will ever eat! I can see it now, the fluffy, gooeyness that just melts in your mouth! Get there early because the line will back up on this one! #7 Funnel Cake: another State Fair classic: Delicate fried bread with powdered sugar and dipping sauce. YUMMY! #8 Root Beer: sounds basic but in an ice cold jug on a hot day, it is the go to drink to wash down all your goodies with. #9 Honey Pepper Bacon Dog: I think we all hear the word bacon and say “count me in” and this newbie is stacking up against some all time staples. This hot dog by Project Krave will leave you saying “perfection!” #10 NEW FOODS: You should always try something new each year and this year should be no different. With over a dozen new vendors you are sure to find something that will keep you coming back for more! But hold on, you didn’t think we would leave out some of the local specialties, like Indian Tacos and Oklahoma BBQ. Very few places can stack up against these two local goodies!
From live music and thrilling carnival rides to mesmerizing magic shows and agricultural exhibitions, the Oklahoma State Fair has something for everyone. Be sure to check the event schedule for daily performances and attractions, so you don’t miss out on your favorite acts.
This fair is perfect for families. There are plenty of kid-friendly rides and activities, including a petting zoo, agricultural displays, and educational exhibits that make learning fun. Plus, the fairgrounds are a safe and welcoming environment for children of all ages.
If you’re a fan of shopping, let’s face it who isn’t, then you’re in for a treat. The Oklahoma State Fair features a variety of areas where you can browse and buy everything from handmade crafts to unique keepsakes and gifts. It’s an excellent opportunity to support local artists and businesses and bring home a piece of Oklahoma.
Dates and Location:
The 2023 Oklahoma State Fair is scheduled to take place from September 14th to September 24th. It’s held at the Oklahoma State Fair Park, conveniently located in the heart of Oklahoma City.
So, whether you’re a seasoned fairgoer or a first-timer, mark your calendar for this year’s Oklahoma State Fair. It’s a thrilling blend of tradition, entertainment, food, and fun that’s sure to create memories you’ll cherish for years to come. So, get out, have fun and fill your bellies with all the goodness you can handle! We will see you at the OKC fairgrounds!