The Oklahoma State Fair - 2017

Oklahoma State Fair
••• © Adam Knapp

The Oklahoma State Fair as been an annual favorite for well over 100 years.  In fact, 2017 will be the 111th version. With everything you love, from food and rides to events and entertainment, the 2017 Oklahoma State Fair runs Sept. 14-24.

Main gates open at 8 a.m. each day, but most of the carnival rides won't begin operation until 1 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. on the weekends.

See images from the Oklahoma State Fair.

Location:

The Oklahoma State Fair takes place at State Fair Park just off I-44, northeast of the I-40 & I-44 intersection. From I-44, take the NW 10th Street exit east and turn right at the first stoplight into State Fair Park.

Parking:

Free parking is available for the Oklahoma State Fair, located both north and south of State Fair Park. Handicapped parking is also available just outside the main gates.

Those desiring premium parking can pay $5 per vehicle per day at the lots accessible from 10th Street and May & Reno Avenues. A season parking pass is available for $25.

Tickets:

Tickets for the Oklahoma State Fair can be purchased online, at the State Fair Arena Box Office or by calling (405) 948-6800.

Adult admission is $10 while children ages 6-11 are $5. Children 5 and under are admitted FREE.

Discount tickets ($3 off adult, $1 off child) are available until Sept. 15. Beginning in August, they also can be purchased at On Cue store locations, MidFirst Bank Center locations, metro Walgreens stores and Cox Retail Store locations.

Season Pass:

One option available to those who plan on attending more than two days is a Season Pass. For only $30, you can attend as often as you'd like.  As with regular tickets, there is an advanced purchase discount for Season Passes.  Buy before Sept. 14 and passes are $25.

Important Ticket Notes:

Ticket prices are for gate admission only and don't cover events, rides or entertainment.

Event tickets must be purchased separately through any of the above methods. Note, though, that event tickets purchased before fair opening often also include gate admission.

Rides typically require anywhere from 4-6 coupons. As with previous years, there is a sheet of ride coupons available for purchase, 30 tickets for $25.

In addition, wristbands can be purchased that give unlimited ride access. Wristbands are $30 during the week and $35 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but if you purchase early, you can get $10 off.

Special Promotions:

  • Sept. 14 features an Opening Day Discount. Gate admission is only $2 for everyone.
  • Sept. 18 is School Kids' Day. All kids through 12th grade get free admission.
  • Sept. 19 is Armed Forces' Day. Armed forces personnel and spouses get free admission with military ID.
  • Sept. 21 is Senior Citizens' Day. All Seniors 55 and over get free admission with proof of age.

Competitive Events:

Every year, the Oklahoma State Fair has competitive exhibitions for livestock, horses, arts & crafts and other creative arts. In addition, the fair accepts entries in more than 30 cooking competition categories, from bread and cakes to meal challenges with grilled cheese sandwiches, breakfast, crock-pots and more.

  Cash prizes are available, and cooking contests are free to enter.  Detailed rules, schedule and entry forms are available online.

Select Special Events:

September 14:

  • (5:00 p.m.) Opening Ceremonies
  • (7:30 p.m.) Disney on Ice
  • (7:30 p.m.) TBA

September 15:

  • (7:30 p.m.) Disney on Ice
  • (7:30 p.m.) TBA

September 16:

  • (3 showings) Disney on Ice
  • (8 p.m.) TBA

September 17:

  • (2 showings) Disney on Ice
  • (3 p.m.) TBA

September 18:

  • (2 showings) Disney on Ice
  • (7:30 p.m.) TBA

September 19:

  • (7:30 p.m.) Disney on Ice
  • (7:30 p.m.) TBA

September 20:

  • (7:30 p.m.) TBA

September 21:

  • (7:30 p.m.) TBA

September 22:

  • (7:30 p.m.) PRCA Xtreme Bulls
  • (7:30 p.m.) TBA

September 23:

  • (7:30 p.m.) PRCA Xtreme Bulls
  • (8 p.m.) TBA

September 24:

  • (3 p.m.) TBA
  • (6 p.m.) State Fair Closing Ceremony