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Delivering thrills, chills, screams, and smiles, the carnival has been a part of the Oklahoma State Fair for more than 100 years. From the famous historic carousel to the heart-pounding Mega Drop, the Midway is filled with sights and sounds that you can only experience once a year – but the memories will last forever. 

Armband Tips

  • Armbands are not recommended for children under 36”, as there are a limited number of rides they can safely ride.
  • Persons under 48”, or parents with children under 48”, should check the ride requirements before purchasing to determine the best value.
  • Height requirements and other applicable restrictions are on the ride list.
  • No refunds will be given, even due to weather. Upgrades from a weekday to a weekend armband cannot be accommodated.
  • Some rides are not included.
  • Bearer assumes all risk of personal injury and loss or damage to property. 
  • Management reserves the right to revoke the license granted by this item.


Monday – Friday: opens at 1 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: opens at 11 a.m. 
*Closing times are at the discretion of management.

Advance Deals

You can SAVE BIG when you purchase an advance carnival ride armband at the OKC Fairgrounds Box Office, online or by calling 405-948-6800. Advance prices are good through September 14, 2022.

Monday – Thursday: $20

Friday – Sunday: $30 

Each armband will have a $1 activation fee added. Additionally, convenience fees will apply for armbands purchased online or with a credit card.

Buying in advance gives you easy access to redeem your voucher for an actual unlimited carnival armband during the Fair and avoid the lines at the carnival ticket booths. 

  • Take your voucher or print-at-home ticket to Guest Relations/Armband Redemption Center(s) in the Midway during carnival hours. 
  • Each person who will use a carnival armband MUST BE PRESENT at the redemption center for the carnival agent to put on the armband. 
  • There are no exchanges or refunds for armbands. Upgrades from a weekday to a weekend armband cannot be accommodated.

Join us on Opening Day, September 15 or Thursday, September 22 for Thrifty Thursdays. Outside gate admission is discounted to $5 for everyone and armbands* can be purchased on-site for just $25!

Tuesday, September 20 is $2 Tuesday with $2 admission for everyone and $2 for each carnival ride* and Sky Eye Wheel ride! 

*Some exclusions may apply. Not good on “non-mechanical special attractions.” 

Carnival Armbands

During the State Fair, carnival ride armbands are available at the carnival ticket booths. 

Monday – Wednesday: $35

Thrifty Thursdays (Opening Day & September 22): Get an armband for just $25

Friday – Sunday: $50 

Each armband will have a $1 activation fee added. Additionally, convenience fees will apply for armbands purchased online or with a credit card. 

Ride Credits

Coupons are now 100% digital! Get your reloadable card at any carnival ticket booth or kiosk. You can buy individual credits (in groups of 5) or save when you buy 30 or 55 credits at a time! Be sure to keep your reloadable card as the credits placed on those cards are good for the entire run of the Fair. Each individual card has a $1 activation fee. Additionally, convenience fees will apply for cards purchased with a credit card. Reloadable cards can be purchased in the carnival, during the Fair only.

 Single ride credits are 5 credits for $6 (in groups of 5 only). 
30 ride credits: $30
55 ride credits: $50

*Most rides require 4 – 6 credits

Gold Access

Add a Gold Access Pass at any Carnival Ticket Booth or Kiosk and step right up to the black and gold checkerboards for priority ride boarding – the Wade Shows VIP experience.

Monday – Thursday: $15 
Friday – Sunday: $25

Access & Safety Policy

For information regarding our Midway Safety Policy, or to contact the carnival office, please refer to the following document.

Amusement Rider Access & Safety Policy