Celebrate the spirit of Oklahoma at the venerable Oklahoma State Fair! This iconic event, now in its 112th year, is the perfect way to say goodbye to summer. Because of its convenient location, it is easy to make this fair the centerpiece of a fun trip to Oklahoma City. Here is everything that you need to know about making the most out of your trip to the state fair:
This year’s fun-filled festival is scheduled to run September 12–22, 2019. Each day will hold something different, so be sure to check out the schedule so that you can hit all of your favorite fair activities.
The State Fair Park in Oklahoma City will hold the event. Admission tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 6-11. There are additional costs for carnival rides, games, concerts, and other special events. Fair-goers wanting to experience the fun of the midway can purchase individual ride tickets or buy an armband for unlimited rides.
A ton of shows will delight people of all ages. Choose from concerts from some of the nation’s top musical acts, Chinese acrobatic performances, chainsaw creations, swine pig races, bull riding, Disney on Ice, and so much more!
YOUR FAIR HOME BASE
Any of the hotels in the Bricktown neighborhood of OKC will put you right in the middle of the action of this vibrant city. The Hyatt Place Oklahoma City/Bricktown is an upscale yet friendly hotel located in the heart of downtown. This modern hotel delivers convenient access to the fairgrounds and also puts you on the doorstep of the best that Oklahoma City has to offer with its Bricktown location.
The Skirvin Hilton is another excellent Bricktown hotel. A modern classic with over 100 years in operation, the Skirvin Hilton features destination-worthy on-site dining and timeless service.
FAIR FOOD GALORE AND MORE
One of the best parts of attending this festive event is sampling all of the classic carnival food. Indulge your taste buds in fair favorites such as elephant ears, corn dogs, deep-fried Oreos, ice cream, and more. When you have devoured your share of fair food, there are plenty of other options to be had around Oklahoma City.
For the most impressive selection of restaurants, you’ll want to explore the trendy Bricktown area. The Bricktown Brewery is a classic pub gathering place, offering a diverse menu and handcrafted beer. Or choose the always fun Fuzzy’s Taco Shop for a quick meal on the go.
For a more premium experience after a day at the fair, be sure to consider Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse for a traditional dining experience. Diners will delight in the vast array of choice cuts of meat along with a bounty of seafood, pasta, and chicken dishes served up with all of the classic steakhouse sides.
OUT AND ABOUT
While in Oklahoma City, many visitors like to pay their respects to the victims of the 1995 bombing of Oklahoma City’s Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Visiting the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is a moving experience for anyone. Or try the Myriad Botanical Gardens and Crystal Bridge for a great place to get outside and connect with Mother Nature in a tranquil setting away from the hustle and bustle of the city.