11 Days of Awesome!


I love Tulsa State Fair. I know you may have been going longer than I (I’ve only lived in Tulsa for 16 years), but I love seeing all the sights, hearing all the sounds, tasting all the tastes, and feeling all the feelings that come with Tulsa State Fair. The occasional crying & whining from the kids can be a bit frustrating, however, the love you feel while they are cuddled up next to you, laying on your chest while snoring at the end of the day is all worth it. I have never been to the fair every day. I think the most I went is four or five times in one year. I’m a rock guy, so if there’s a rock concert then I am going to try and go. Tonight, I will be at Tulsa State Fair to see P.O.D. on the main Oklahoma Stage. Plus, I love supporting local music and the band Str8ght Shot is playing in the Entertainment West Stage. 

And Thursday, October 7, I’ll be at the Oklahoma Stage to see a band I’ve wanted to see for years, Dirty Honey. And in the Entertainment West Stage is my friend, Travis Kidd Band. We were cellmates together at David L. Moss. KIDDING!!! Get it, KIDDing??!! But I go, of course, for the people watching and food, too! I’ve never gone to Tulsa State Fair to go swimming, though, but I am this year! Well, that is if you can come out and knock me in the water in the Dunk Tank with Safari Joe’s.

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Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. I will be positioned in the Dunk Tank raising money for Safari Joe’s Animal Sanctuary, so come give it a shot! And yes, I’ll heckle you. This will make for some great TikTok videos!

I am very anxious to go to the fair this year because I started my video podcast in January and the one, the only, Tulsa Golden Driller statue is part of my logo!

What are some of your favorite stories of the Tulsa State Fair? I love hearing about the good ‘ol Bell’s days. In fact, at Ida Red, you can still buy a “Bell’s” T-shirt. I love those old wooden roller coasters. Please email me your old stories. Especially the ones of walking the midday on a first date or kissing your sweetheart at the top of the Ferris Wheel. I’m an old romantic like that. Email me your stories here:


This week the nonprofit I chose is with RibCrib. Monday is the 18th Annual RibCrib PITMASTERS Gold Tournament. It will be held at the beautiful Oaks Country Club in West Tulsa. It benefits four charities: The Foundation for Tulsa Schools, 12&12 (mental health charity), The Children’s Hospital Foundation at Saint Francis, and PAL, Pet Adoption League.

Tournament Director Danielle Palm says about starting the golf tournament all those years ago, “We wanted bring people together and help the community.” About last year she said, “Last year we had to cancel the golf tourney for the first time in the event history due to the pandemic. But this year we are back and excited to be able to provide a first-class event to continue to raise funds for these local charities that need our help more than ever.”

Garrett Mills, President and CEO of RibCrib and Chandler Hospitality Group says, “I could not be prouder that we’ve given more than $1 million over the years to support our Tulsa neighbors in need, and I am so looking forward to another impactful and positive event with a great group of people.” Each player gets a raffle ticket that could win you a “high end” prize such as a travel package, backyard Pitmaster package with a Pigman catered event for 100 people, a Hasty Bake Legacy charcoal grill and more.

If you’d like to sign up your foursome go to: www.RibCribGolf.com


And a big thank you to Chuck Foxen and all at the historic Circle Cinema for asking me to host the 1978 KISS movie, “KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park.” It was even campier than I remembered. A great way to jump into this KISS weekend at BOK Center and the spooky month of October.
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