Take a Spin at the Tulsa State Fair

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Food, entertainment and agriculture collide at the Tulsa State Fair.  The annual event opens at 11 a.m. on September 30.  Family fun is the goal, and the fair has something for everyone!

Funnel Cakes and More: Food at the Fair

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Corndogs, Pineapple Whip and Lemonade. What’s your favorite fair food? Is it Fire Roasted Corn on the Cob or a Deep Fried Oreo? What about an Indian Taco or Ribbon Fries? Food is king at fairs across the country and Tulsa’s fair is no different. While no one should miss out on their favorite traditional fare, the new, creative (sometimes peculiar) and delicious foods steal the spotlight.

New foods for 2021 include Amish Donuts at Amish Annie; the Funky Flamingo, where you’ll find gelato in a cone, cookie or waffle taco; and Rick’s Pizza’s Pickle Pizza. Perhaps the most promising are the Caramel Apple Pie Bombs fair-goers will be able to find at SKT Concessions. They are described as deep-fried sugar cinnamon caramel apple bites.

Daily Attractions

Now that you have found a light snack, grab a seat and enjoy one of the many free shows. Looking for acrobats? Don’t miss Jetpack Flying Circus, or Oklahoma’s own Inspyral Circus. Love Dogs?  All-Star Stunt Dog Challenge. The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show promises daily performances at 4, 6 and 8 p.m.

Young fair-goers will especially love the magical Disney on Ice: Dream Big, with performances September 30-October 3 in the Expo Square Pavilion. This year’s ice show includes popular Disney characters, from the classic – Mickey and friends – to the contemporary – Moana, Miguel and more. Purchase Disney on Ice tickets here.

 

Go, Dog. Go! 

If you’re in the mood for a little competition, sign up for the 2021 Tulsa State Fair Armwrestling Championship on October 2-3! The Armwrestling Championship features left and right hand divisions in various weight classes. Plus, the first 50 entrants receive a free T-shirt! Find registration information here.

And of course, there are multiple stages featuring live music throughout the duration of the fair. Headliners on the Oklahoma Stage this year include Vanilla Ice, Beatlemania Live, and  La Energía Norteña.

Midway Amusement

Three years ago, North American Midway became the midway service provider. Today, the Tulsa State Fair midway features over 60 rides – and, new in 2021, the Double-Decker Carousel! See the full rides line-up here. Most rides cost two or three tickets, with each ticket priced at $1.50. One money-saving option for fair enthusiasts is to purchase a Mega Ride Pass for $75. The Mega Ride Pass gets you gate admission PLUS unlimited rides all eleven days of the fair.

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Livestock Shows

The Tulsa State Fair’s premier livestock shows will feature the best of the best from all 77 counties of Oklahoma and some out of state exhibitors.  Over 15,000 animals will be onsite throughout the fair! Horses, cattle, sheep and goats are just a few of the livestock animals you will be able to watch. Stop by Central Park Hall to visit the Petting Zoo and Birthing Center, where you will find a variety of adorable farm animals. For guests who would like to learn more, the Aglahoma Exhibit in Central Park Hall will feature fun facts about our state.

Special Promos + Tickets

FORD FAMILY FUN NIGHT: September 30

Gate Admission is only $6 with a coupon from your local Ford Dealer. Rides are only $2 each during Midway hours (does not include Extreme Rides). Gate Admission without Ford coupon is $12. Promotion starts at 11am; not valid with other promotions or offers.

MATTRESS FIRM MONDAY RIDE-A-THON: October 4*

Save $10 on a ride wristband by picking up a coupon at your local Mattress Firm (does not include Gate Admission and Extreme Rides). Price without Mattress Firm’s coupon is $45.
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ARBY’S RIDE-A-THON: October 6*

Save $10 on a ride wristband by picking up a coupon at your local Arby’s (does not include Gate Admission and Extreme Rides). Price without Arby’s coupon is $45.

COLLECTOR’S PIN: October 7

The first 3,000 guests paying Gate Admission will receive a FREE 2021 Limited Edition Tulsa State Fair Lapel Pin, while supplies last. Show your proof of purchase at any Guest Service location.
*Single day ride wristband promotional price is only available for purchase and use on dates listed above. Wristbands are not recommended for children under 36″ as there are a limited amount of rides they can safely ride. Parents with children under 48″ should check the height requirements before purchasing to make an informed decision whether wristbands are the best value for their children.

Learn more about these special promotions at tulsastatefair.com/p/about/savings. And follow @tulsastatefair on Facebook and Instagram for details about special social media promos and more fun!

COVID Safety Procedures

The Tulsa State Fair draws a large crowd, and the fair is committed to prioritizing safety and following CDC guidelines. These include:

  • Signage reminders have been placed in strategic areas to remind and instruct guests to practice social distancing.
  • All touchable surfaces will be regularly disinfected.
  • Sanitation Stations have been installed throughout, providing public access to hand sanitizer and handwashing stations.
  • Buildings will be sanitized with electromagnetic sprayers on a regular basis.

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Purchase Tickets Today!

Advance tickets are on sale now through September 27, 4 tickets for only $30. Please join us September 30 through October 10 for the 2021 Tulsa State Fair!

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