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The Hands-On Spot

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LOCATION: Modern Living Building

Engaging your Mind, Body & Creativity

Three zones – action, brain and creative – make up The Hands-On Spot. Fairgoers, especially tweens to adults, will find themselves physically, mentally and creatively challenged in this non-stop interactive area.



Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Action Zone

Have you been in the couch potato zone lately? If so, then it’s time to get up and get active. Be ready to challenge your body when you learn a new sport and test your balance, stamina, hand/eye coordination and rhythm in the Action Zone.

State Game Craze & Fitness Fun 

Did you know that after high school or college, you can still compete nationally in your beloved sport? All you need to do is qualify during the Oklahoma State Games or the Senior State Games, both held annually across Oklahoma. Senior State Games representatives will be on hand to tell you about all the sports available to you and to see how fit you still are. The Oklahoma Table Tennis Club will test your reflexes and hand/eye coordination with a fun game of table tennis. Don’t worry – they are excellent teachers.  Then evaluate your body at four one-minute fitness stations. Will your name be at the top of the leader boards at the end of each day?  Where comfy clothes because it’s time to get ACTIVE!

Provided by Oklahoma Senior Games 

Pickleball Power

What is the fastest growing sport in America today and one of the many state games? Pickleball! It has a funny name but it’s an amazing sport everyone can learn in minutes and play together for a lifetime. The Greater Oklahoma City Pickleball Club will teach you the skills you need to be the next Pickleball gold medalist!

Provided by the Greater OKC Pickleball Club

Let’s Get Physical – Throwback Style

Get back to basics and get physical with some throwback activities of yesteryear.  See if you still have what it takes to jump rope or hula-hoop for an extended period. Have you ever tried Chinese jump roping? NO? Here’s your chance to learn more physical and fun activities to keep you young.

Balancing Act

As we get older, balance is so important and it’s never too late to improve yours. Whether you’re 9 or 90, it is time to test your balance skills. How long can you stand on or turn on one leg? Can you balance on a 4” beam and walk from one end to the other without falling off? Can you keep a balance board level? Just how good is your balancing act?

Brain Zone

If exercise is good for the body, why wouldn’t it be good for the brain? Come and test your wits in the Brain Zone!

Brain Teasers

Challenge your brain and see if you have what it takes to solve one of our mind-boggling puzzles. With a little patience and brain power, you’ll figure it out!


A game of skill and strategy, this mega-size chess set is waiting for you to challenge your friends and family to a duel of mental agility and find out who will be the next grandmaster of this mind sport.

Creative Zone

Albert Einstein once said, “Creativity is contagious, pass it on,” which is what we are doing! In the Creative Zone, it’s time to let loose and find your inner performing or visual artist. You might be surprised how creative you really are.

Storyville Puppet Theatre

Welcome to Storyville, USA, where we set the stage for fun and You Are the Star! Puppeteering is a unique form of the arts and this is your chance to try your “hand” at it. Make a simple paper puppet at Creation Station or use one of the theater’s puppets to put on a show for our Fair audience. Team up with your spouse, best friends, kids or a fellow fairgoer and take the stage with your unique story.

Creation Station

This fun, make it & take it area is for all ages and resides in the Creative Zone. Art projects like metal sculpting for adults to beading for kids will be waiting for you to create and take home that special art piece. Don’t just make art; make memories!