Hold on to your hat cowboys and cowgirls, and get ready for one of our favorite can’t-miss events of the year – the Oklahoma State Fair. This year’s event will be held Sept. 17-27 at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds and offers something for everyone, from bacon-covered, deep-fried treats to karate kids and ferocious dinosaurs.
Action? Did someone say action? Well, expect nothing less from the Oklahoma State Fair. Enjoy the thrills of extreme bull riding or one of the tremendous shows featuring the world's largest traveling collection of raptors, dinosaurs and even a fire-eating magician. Your little princess (or prince for that matter) is sure to enjoy the stories or Elsa and Anna as Disney on Ice presents “Frozen.”
For those who prefer something a little on the tamer side, check out the Swifty Swine Pig Races, Farmyard Follies or the ACM@UCO’s Party on the Plaza. Or, to get a feel for what it was like in the olden days, check out the chuck wagon cookin’ demonstration.
Don’t miss the Adventure Road Entertainment Stage or the Bandshell Stage to enjoy free concerts each evening from jazz, blues, hip hop, rock, country and Christian bands. You might even catch classical dancers, choirs, or magicians while you’re at it.
And we would be amiss not to mention that Oklahoma City was chosen as one of 12 cities in the nation to host Navy Week, which happens to coincide with this year’s Oklahoma State Fair. Plan to see special shows from the Navy Band Southwest and Leap Frogs Parachute Team and exhibits such as the USS Constitution and USS Oklahoma City.