The Oklahoma State Fair is currently taking place, running from September 14th through the 24th. Farm Director, KC Sheperd, is visiting with Scott Munz at the Oklahoma State Fair about this year’s event. This year, Munz said, is the fullest the fair has been in a while.
Some of the attractions at the fair include the new laser light show extravaganza, a Paul Bunyan Lumberjack show, free monster truck rides, and more.
“We are having a college day this Thursday (September 21) with the college students getting in for $5 with a student ID,” Munz said.
There will be two red dirt acts on the Chickasaw Stage, Munz said, including Kolby Cooper as the headliner and Cam Allen as the support.
“We have really filled the property, and we feel we can entertain you for five or six hours just for the price of your gate admission,” Munz said.
The Oklahoma State Fair is also known for a great variety of food, Munz said, as this year he has heard plenty of good feedback from fair attendees.
“I have heard a lot of good things about the meat candy on a stick,” Munz said. “It actually is burnt ends on a stick, glazed with barbecue sauce, and then rolled in a graham cracker crust,” Munz said.
Another popular item this year, Munz said, is the Ultimate Champ Dog, which is a smoked gouda and green Hatch chile sausage topped with chopped brisket, Hache mac and cheese, fried onions, and barbeque sauce all on a roll.
Munz was also able to give a construction update. Construction will still be underway in 2024, he added.
“It is just going to upgrade the look,” Munz said. “We are going to have to rebuild after we get the certificate of occupancy for the OKC Fairgrounds Coliseum. We will tear the Jim Norick down and build a connector between the new coliseum and the super barn so that we have got undercover access from one area to the other.”
This Friday and Saturday (September 23 and 24), Munz said a ranch bronc riding and freestyle bullfighting event will be held in the Jim Norick arena starting at 7:30 p.m.
“It’s a relatively inexpensive ticket; box seats are $25, upper levels are $15 for adults and $10 for children, and, you know, we encourage people to come out and just enjoy a little rodeo action,” Munz said.
For the fair, gate admission for adults is $15 and kids are $10. Gates open at 10 a.m., and there is early access at 8 a.m. through gates 7 and 8 for livestock activity.
“If you come out and the box office isn’t open yet, there are some QR codes out there you can scan on your phone and get a ticket and come in maybe as early as 9 a.m. when we get the scanners out,” Munz said. “Everybody is required to walk through scanners…”
To see the schedule of events, CLICK HERE.