For more than a century, the Oklahoma State Fair has been a tradition that Oklahoma City families look forward to attending each year. At this year’s fair, it's estimated that more than a million people will be in attendance to see the live concerts, experience the thrill of the amusement rides, indulge in fair food, and much more. As you mark your calendar for this much anticipated event, be sure to highlight the following six events:
The Oklahoma State Fair has a rich history in agriculture, and one of the best ways to experience it is through the City of AGtropolis. This kid-friendly environment is much more than a petting zoo. Each "place" within the AGtropolis gives children a first-hand look at the farm-to-market process through a number of interactive exhibits and demonstrations, including Goat's Milk Soap Making and the Butterfly Boarding House.
If you have a Disney lover in your household, you won't want to miss Disney On Ice: Worlds of Enchantment. This event combines four Disney tales into one (Cars, The Little Mermaid, Toy Story, and Frozen) with high-speed stunts, icy wonderlands and heroic actions.
While you'll be able to catch a number of great concerts at this year's fair, you definitely won't want to miss this iconic country duo. For the past 15 years, Montgomery Gentry has been attracting door-busting crowds and entertaining them with their outlaw-meets-gentleman personas and intensely energetic performances.
4. Xtreme Bulls Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24
What goes better with an electrifying country music concert than an action-packed bull riding show? Before you catch the Montgomery Gentry concert on the 23rd or the Eli Young Band show on the 24th, you can experience some of the greatest bull riding Oklahoma City has to offer. It will definitely be a night to remember!
Step into the Oklahoma Frontier Experience and you'll be convinced you've entered into the Wild West! This interactive discovery zone offers a number of shows and hands-on demonstrations that will make you feel like you've really stepped back in time.
If you've ever been curious about the birthing process of farm animals or want to learn more about veterinary science, be sure to check out the Barnyard Birthing Center. You may even be lucky enough to witness the miracle of life. At the very least, you'll meet some of the newest baby animals at the fair.
Fair admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 11, and free for children 5 and under and the park is just 20 minutes from Springs at Memorial and 15 minutes from Springs at May Lakes.
Which events are you attending this year? Let us know in the comments section!