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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. The program is open to Oklahoma students.

Through the generosity of Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, bus funding is available to schools attending Academy. CLICK HERE for more information!


Public, private, charter schools and home school groups, grades 3 thru 5, are eligible to attend Academy. Each homeschool group must include a minimum of 12 children.

Dates and Times

Academy Dates:                  Tuesday, September 18 thru Friday, September 21

Registration Opens:             Wednesday, August 1

Registration Deadline:          Thursday, September 6

Due to the growth and interest in Academy, we will be splitting up group arrival timess:

Public, Private and Charter Schools Arrival Times: 8:30 – 11 a.m. daily

Home School Arrival Times: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. daily

Note: Oklahoma State Fair, Inc., reserves the right to cancel Academy dates and/or times when necessary due to low enrollment.


Public, Private & Charter School Groups: Students, teachers & chaperones (one adult per four children) and bus drivers receive FREE outside gate admission. Registered buses & car receive FREE parking passes.

Home School Groups: Students, teachers & chaperones (one adult per four children) receive FREE outside gate admission. Registered cars receive FREE parking passes.


If you have others attending Academy that fall outside of the above list, outside gate admission and parking pass prices are as follows: outside gate admission is $10 for adults (ages 12 & older), $5 for children (ages 6 - 11) and FREE for children ages 5 & under. Daily parking passes are $5.

General Info

Enrollment is first-come, first-served. Please be sure to complete the multiple arrival preferences on the registration form. Confirmations must be completed in order to finalize the field trip. Be sure to reserve space early and provide the best estimate as to class size, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bus Funding FAQ

Tools for Teachers

The 2017 tools for teachers are available for reference; the 2018 competition guides will be available in July.

Teachers' Guide

Learning Center Schedule

Lesson Plans

Academy Map


Academy registration opens on August 1.

Applications for bus funding, presented by Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, will be emailed after we have received your registration.


Morgan Chappell 

This page updated on February 15, 2018