Sunday, September 2, 2012

Oklahoma State Fair

The Oklahoma State Fair - 2012

September 13th through September 23rd

The 2012 Oklahoma State Fair will be the 106th version of this annual favorite event. With everything you love, from food and rides to events and entertainment, the 2012 Oklahoma State Fair runs from September 13th through the 23rd.

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.


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 1st stoplight into State Fair Park.

The official website for the Oklahoma State Fair also has directions and a map online.


Tickets for the 2012 Oklahoma State Fair can be purchased online, at the State Fair Arena Box Office or by calling (405) 948-6800.

Adult admission is $9 while children ages 6-11 are $5. Children under 6 are FREE.

Discount tickets ($2 off adult, $1 off child) will be available from August 13th through September 12th. They can be purchased at On Cue store locations, MidFirst Bank Center locations, Cox Retail Store locations and the State Fair Arena Box Office.

Season Pass:

One option available to those who plan on attending more than two days is a Season Pass. For only $25, you can attend as often as you'd like. These are available for purchase at the State Fair Arena Box Office starting Monday, August 13th.

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 September 12th also include gate admission.

Rides typically require anywhere from 3-5 coupons. As with previous years, there is a FAMILY FUN PACK of ride coupons available for purchase at the State Fair Box Office. Beginning August 13th, you get 30 tickets for only $20.
In addition, wristbands can be purchased that give unlimited ride access as well as an outside gate admission ticket. Wristbands are $30 during the week and $35 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but if you purchase by September 12th, you can get $10 off.

2012 Special Promotions:

  • Dr. Pepper Days are September 13th and the 20th. Bring in a Dr. Pepper can those days and receive $8 off the price of a ride wristband.
  • September 13th features an Opening Day Discount. Gate admission is only $2 for everyone.
  • September 17th is School Kids' Day. All kids through 12th grade get free admission.
  • September 18th is Super Saver Tuesday. Gate admission is only $3 for everyone.
  • September 18th is also Armed Forces' Day. Armed forces personnel and spouses get free admission with military ID.
  • September 19th is Senior Citizens' Day. All Seniors 55 and over get free admission with proof of age.

Competitive Events:

As every year, the 2012 Oklahoma State Fair will have competitive exhibitions for livestock, horses, arts & crafts, cooking and other creative arts. Entry forms are available online.


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.

2012 Select Special Events:

September 13:
  • (7:30 p.m.) Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream
  • (7:30 p.m.) Kevin Fowler
September 14:
  • (7:30 p.m.) Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream
  • (7:30 p.m.) Air Supply
September 15:
  • (3 showings) Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream
  • (2 p.m.) Candy Coburn
  • (8 p.m.) Neal McCoy with Candy Coburn
September 16:
  • (2 showings) Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream
  • (3 p.m.) Conjunto Atardecer
September 17:
  • (2 showings) Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream
  • (7:30 p.m.) The Afters
September 18:
  • (7:30 p.m.) Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream
  • (7:30 p.m.) Elvis Extravaganza
September 19:
  • (7:30 p.m.) Elvis Extravaganza
September 20:
  • (6 p.m.) the International Pantry's "Out of This World" Cooking Contest
  • (7:30 p.m.) Pop Evil
September 21:
  • (7:30 p.m.) PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour & Concerts
  • (7:30 p.m.) Morris Day and the Time
September 22:
  • (7:30 p.m.) PRCA Extreme Bulls Tour & Concerts
  • (8 p.m.) Eddie Money
September 23:
  • (3 p.m.) Centennial Rodeo Opry
  • (6 p.m.) State Fair Closing Ceremonies

1 comment:

  1. I'm determined to go to the NC state fair this year! We always end up missing the state fair for some reason...