Tulsa State Fair Rocks!

Did you make it to the Tulsa State Fair? If you have kids, it’s almost a requirement. Of the 11 days of awesome, I went three separate times. Each time was as they say in their moniker, Awesome!

I am sure the fair was happy to have such wonderful weather for the entire 11 days, especially since the pandemic put a damper on attendance the last few years. Plus, it seems as if we get at least one or two days of rain during the fair, but this year, every single day was just perfect for walking around trying to crazy foods, looking at arts and crafts vendors, local business booths, live music, rides, and of course, people watching!


I would be remiss if I did not mention how much I missed the Sky Ride this year. It has always been one of my most favorite things about the fair. I don’t have the exact numbers, but I am sure it has to be one of the most expensive things to operate at the Tulsa State Fair. I promise you, if I ever end up with Jeff Bezos’ money, we will have the Sky Ride back!

So now, my favorite ride at the fair is the Ferris wheel. I just love getting such an awesome bird’s-eye view of all the activity below. And when the sun goes down and the neon lights come on, it just looks super cool. My podcast co-host Jill Monroe and I did a Facebook live broadcast on night number one of the fair, and we had a blast! We rode the Ferris wheel with my daughter, Angel, and had a lot of fun. I’m getting too old to ride some of those rides that spin you around real fast or just jerk your body around quickly. These old bones can’t put up with those rides anymore. However, all of those rides had really long lines, and everyone  looked to be having a thrilling experience.

One of these years, I am going to get up the nerve to ride the mock three! That is the super insanely tall ride that looks like a giant propeller.

Here is video from the Ferris Wheel:

Jill and I both love supporting local music, so we were excited about one of our favorite bands from Tulsa, One Night Stand, performing on the first night of the fair. They had a great crowd watching them and everybody was a rocking out.

Being a “rock guy,” I’m hoping the fair has a good rock band on the main stage in 2023.

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Heck yeah, I’ll try pickles on my pizza! Fair food, of course, is one of the most awesome things of Tulsa State Fair. I literally don’t eat all day when I am planning on going to the fair so when I get there, I consume mass quantities.


My son and I also tried the rattlesnake corn dog. I like spicy foods, but man, that rattlesnake had a bite to it! I’ll just say I’ll stick with the traditional corn dog next time.

From what I hear, the fair had an incredible turnout this year, with 1.5 million fairgoers. I am so happy to hear that because I know it has been a struggle because of the pandemic for local businesses, events, nonprofits, etc. to do what they do best, and that is provide for the community.

And Tulsa State Fair provided a lot of fun for the community in 2022! Below are various fun pictures from this year.

See you next year!

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