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The Oklahoma State Fair - 2013

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The Oklahoma State Fair - 2013 © Oklahoma State Fair/Hugh Scott

In Short:

The Oklahoma State Fair recently surpassed 100 years in existence, and 2013 will be the 107th version of this Oklahoma annual favorite. With everything you love about the fair from food and rides to events and entertainment, the 2013 Oklahoma State Fair runs from September 12th through the 22nd.

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.

See images from the Oklahoma State Fair.

Location:

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:

Tickets for the 2013 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 admitted FREE.

Discount tickets ($2 off adult, $1 off child) are available from July 6th through September 11th. Beginning August 12th, they also can be purchased at On Cue store locations, MidFirst Bank Center locations and Cox Retail Store locations.

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.

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 11th also include gate admission.

Rides typically require anywhere from 3-5 coupons. As with previous years, there is a sheet of ride coupons available for purchase, 30 tickets for $25.
In addition, wristbands can be purchased that give unlimited ride access. Wristbands are $30 during the week and $35 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but if you purchase by September 11th, you can get $10 off.

2013 Special Promotions:

  • September 12th features an Opening Day Discount. Gate admission is only $2 for everyone.
  • September 16th is School Kids' Day. All kids through 12th grade get free admission.
  • September 17th is Super Saver Tuesday. Gate admission is only $3 for everyone.
  • September 17th is also Armed Forces' Day. Armed forces personnel and spouses get free admission with military ID.
  • September 18th is Senior Citizens' Day. All Seniors 55 and over get free admission with proof of age.

Competitive Events:

As every year, the 2013 Oklahoma State Fair will have competitive exhibitions for livestock, horses, arts & crafts, cooking and other creative arts. Entry forms are available online.

Parking:

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.

2013 Select Special Events:

September 12:
  • (7:30 p.m.) Disney on Ice: Rockin’ Ever After!
  • (7:30 p.m.) Randy Houser
September 13:
  • (7:30 p.m.) Disney on Ice: Rockin’ Ever After!
  • (7:30 p.m.) Loverboy
September 14:
  • (3 showings) Disney on Ice: Rockin’ Ever After!
  • (2 p.m.) Kelsey K
  • (8 p.m.) Jerrod Niemann
September 15:
  • (2 showings) Disney on Ice: Rockin’ Ever After!
  • (3 p.m.) Banda La Trakalosa
September 16:
  • (2 showings) Disney on Ice: Rockin’ Ever After!
  • (7:30 p.m.) Building 429
September 17:
  • (7:30 p.m.) Disney on Ice: Rockin’ Ever After!
  • (7:30 p.m.) Elvis Extravaganza
September 18:
  • (7:30 p.m.) Elvis Extravaganza
September 19:
  • (7:30 p.m.) Sevendust
September 20:
  • (7:30 p.m.) PRCA Xtreme Bulls
  • (7:30 p.m.) The Ohio Players
September 21:
  • (7:30 p.m.) PRCA Extreme Bulls
  • (8 p.m.) America
September 22:
  • (3 p.m.) Centennial Rodeo Opry
  • (6 p.m.) State Fair Closing Ceremonies
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