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Special Events

Miss OSF Pageant

September 10 | 6:30 pm | Modern Living Building

Before the rides start rolling and the concessionaires fire up their grills, the first of many special events hosted by the Oklahoma State Fair kicks off. Come and support our Miss Oklahoma State Fair Outstanding Teen pageants, which are qualifiers within the Miss America organization.

Great TASTE of a Fair

LOCATION: Capital City Cafe

Wednesday, September 14 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Oklahoma State Fair’s annual vendor food competition.

Opening Ceremony

LOCATION: Circle Stage

Thursday, September 14 – 5 p.m. 

Win a season pass and parking pass to the State Fair during the Opening Ceremony – it’s easy: just be present for the drawing at the ceremony! Join the celebration of the opening of the 116th Oklahoma State Fair.

Board Game Bonanza

LOCATION: Modern Living Building

Join the Oklahoma Board Game Community for a fun day and evening of board games for all ages.Games include giant versions of Jenga and Connect Four, unique games that all ages can play together, plus role-playing & strategy games. Sit down, relax and learn a new game, then browse & buy board games from many different publishers. Short tournaments with prizes will be held in the evening. For more information, visit the Oklahoma Board Game website.

Come As You Are Church Services

LOCATION: Oklahoma Frontier Experience

9 a.m., Sunday, September 18 & Sunday, September 25

The Oklahoma State Fair is proud to offer “Come As You Are” Sunday service. Rain or shine, join Pastor and Chuck Wagon Master, David Roberts “just as you are” for an uplifting message and time of fellowship.

Band Day Parade Competition

LOCATION: General Pershing Blvd & The Circle

Monday, September 18 – 10:30 a.m. 

Come and watch as high school, mid-high, and junior high school bands and their drum lines, drum majors, mascots, twirlers, and color guard teams from across the state compete for cash awards and trophies during the 71st Annual Band Day Parade Competition!

State Fair Academy

LOCATION: The Circle

Tuesday, September 19 – Friday, September 22 – 8:30 to 11 a.m.

Academy is a special program designed to provide Oklahoma school kids the opportunity to have a fun, safe and educational experience at the Oklahoma State Fair while helping teachers achieve Oklahoma Academic Standard objectives. 

Senior Day: Fly Me to the Moon

LOCATION: Modern Living Building

Wednesday, September 20 – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Make your way to the Moon (Modern Living Building) for free health screenings, activities, and entertainment at the 45th annual Senior Day. We hope you enjoy this fun-filled day planned especially for senior adults. Seniors (ages 55 & older) receive FREE outside gate admission!

Schedule of events coming soon!

Equine Empowerment Horse Show

LOCATION: Performance Arena

Wednesday, September 21 – 10 a.m.

For the first time, the Oklahoma State Fair is offering a horse show for equestrians with disabilities. We are proud to provide an opportunity for these horse lovers to compete and engage in an activity rarely afforded them. Please join us in recognizing them as they perform in various classes, showing off their determination, skill, and talent!

Oklahoma State Fair Putters Cup

LOCATION: Modern Living Building

The Oklahoma State Fair, BWGA, and Simons Entertainment Group will host an exciting golf tournament for adults (ages 14+) and juniors (ages 6-13) on an American Putting Classic tournament course. Prizes will be awarded for 1st– 3rd place in each division and an over-all Grand Champion will win the “WORLD’S SMALLEST 18 HOLE GOLF COURSE” valued at over $275. At the end of the evening, you won’t want to miss the final putting battle between the adult and junior first place winners to crown the third annual 2023 Putters Cup Grand Champion. The cost of entry is $5 per entry and all proceeds are donated to First Tee of Metropolitan Oklahoma City. Find out more about First Tee here.

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Oklahoma State Fair Cornhole Classic

LOCATION: Modern Living Building

Grab your teammate! We have partnered with Oklahoma Cornhole to bring you the third annual Oklahoma State Fair Cornhole Classic. Compete for prizes and bragging rights for this event. Check the Oklahoma Cornhole Facebook page for information on tournament registration and fees.

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Closing Ceremony

LOCATION: Circle Stage

Sunday, September 26 – 6 p.m.

Help celebrate the success of the Oklahoma State Fair during the Closing Ceremony. Even though the official ceremony happens at 6 p.m., that doesn’t mean that the State Fair is closed. The flag may have been lowered, but the final State Fair evening has just begun!