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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the State Fair?

The 2017 Oklahoma State Fair runs Thursday, September 14 thru Sunday, September 24.

The 2018 Oklahoma State Fair runs Thursday, September 13 thru Sunday, September 23.

What are State Fair hours?

Gates open at 8 a.m. daily to accommodate Equine & Livestock Shows in the Barns.

Exhibit buildings and Outdoor Exhibitors are open Sunday thru Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Carnival closing time is at the discretion of management.

PLEASE NOTE: The operating hours of the Oklahoma State Fair and any of its attractions or exhibits may change without notice or compensation due to capacity, inclement weather or special circumstances.

What are daily admission prices?

Discount Outside Gate Admission Tickets are available at the Jim Norick Arena Box Office, online at okstatefair.com or by calling 405.948.6800 starting July 8 thru September 13, 2017, only. *A convenience charge may apply.

Adults (ages 12+): $7

Children (ages 6-11): $4

Season Passes: $25

Regular Gate Admission (September 14 thru September 24): 

Adults (ages 12+): $10

Children (ages 6-11): $5

Children (ages 5 and under): FREE!

Season Passes: $30

Please visit the Hours & Admissions page for more information.

Are there any Discount Days this year?

Thursday, September 14: Opening Day -  $2 Outside Gate Admission for Everyone!

Monday, September 18: Military Monday – Military personnel and spouses (Military I.D. required) receive FREE Outside Gate Admission; $3 JFK Exhibit Tickets; and $3 Sky Eye Wheel Ride. 

Tuesday, September 19: Dr Pepper $2 Tuesday - $2 Outside Gate Admission; $2 Rides*; $2 JFK Exhibit Tickets; and $2 Sky Eye Wheel Ride for Everyone!

Wednesday, September 20: Senior Citizens' Day – Senior Citizens 55+ (I.D. required)  receive FREE Outside Gate Admission; $3 JFK Exhibit Tickets; and $3 Sky Eye Wheel Ride. 

*Some exclusions may apply.

Where can I park?

There are acres and acres of FREE parking available, located on both the north and south sides of the property and handicapped parking is available at all Gates.

Paid Premium Parking is also available for $5 per car, per day, accessible from 10th Street, May Avenue and Reno Avenue.

Gold Level Parking is available for $10 per car, per day, accessible from 10th Street.

A Season Parking Pass, good for all 11 days, is available for $25 at the Jim Norick Arena Box Office. Any paid parking prior to the purchase of a Season Parking Pass is not refundable.

I’ve got a question – where do I go?

Fairgoers can visit any of our four InFAIRmation Booths during the State Fair. The first InFAIRmation Booth is located at 14 Flags Plaza on the front lawn of the Modern Living Building, the second is located at the intersection of Kiamichi and Stagecoach, the third is on Gordon Cooper Blvd. near the Bennett Event Center, and the fourth is located on the south lawn of the Oklahoma Expo Hall at Gordon Cooper Blvd. These facilities provide information on all aspects of the Fair and Fairgoers can stop by one of these locations daily during the Fair.

What is the Fair’s smoking policy?

State Fair Park, a City of Oklahoma City property, follows the smoking rules per City Policy. Smoking is not allowed in any Exhibit Building, the Bennett Event Center, the Jim Norick Arena, Barns or in tents/booths. Tobacco products are not sold anywhere at State Fair Park during the run of the Oklahoma State Fair.

The smoking of E-Cigarettes is not allowed in any Exhibit Building, the Bennett Event Center, the Jim Norick Arena, Barns or in tents/booths, per City Policy.

Can I bring my own food/beverages?

Outside food/beverages are not allowed unless it is needed for medical purposes.

Formula, milk and food for infants/toddlers is permitted.

Are pets allowed, even if they are leashed?

No, unless they are a service animal or entered into a competition.

Are there locker, scooter, wheelchair, stroller or wagon rentals?

Lockers, Electric Scooters, Wheelchairs, Strollers and Wagons are available for rent just inside three main gates of the Oklahoma State Fair (near the Jim Norick Arena just inside Gate 6, just inside Gate 9 near the Petting Zoo and on the north side of 14 Flags Plaza near Gate 2). Rentals are available for walk-up customers and also by advance reservation. Fairgoers can make reservations for scooters and wheelchairs online at www.vistamobility.net or by calling 877.588.4782. Rentals are provided by a third party contractor and not Oklahoma State Fair, Inc. Prices and information are subject to change without notice.

Is there a tram?

Fairgoers are able to make use of the State Fair’s internal tram service for FREE! The State Fair Trams travel around the perimeter of the Fair, inside the gates, stopping at marked locations. Hop on and give your tired feet a break – it’s a great way to see the State Fair!

What if someone gets lost?

Lost persons will be brought to the Safety Center located on the west end of the Administration Building on the corner of Land Rush and General Pershing (east of the Space Tower).

Where is first aid available?

First Aid is available in the Safety Center located on the west end of the Administration Building on the corner of Land Rush and General Pershing (east of the Space Tower). If you experience a true emergency during the State Fair, call 9-1-1. EMSA personnel are on-site and will be dispatched accordingly.

What if I have to leave – can I come back?

A hand stamp and an Outside Gate Admission ticket are required for re-entry.

I have a concealed carry permit, may I carry my gun?

Weapons are not allowed at the Oklahoma State Fair. Additionally, we reserve the right to deny admission, or to require a person already admitted to leave the Oklahoma State Fair, without refund or compensation, for failure to comply with any of the Oklahoma State Fair rules, for unsafe, illegal or offensive behavior, to ensure safety, security or order, or if we consider that the circumstances so require.

Are there jobs available?

If you are interested in working at the Oklahoma State Fair, visit our Employment page for information.

PLEASE NOTE: The Oklahoma State Fair does not hire for any of the food vendors or the carnival. If you are interested in a job with a food vendor or the carnival, you must apply with them directly.

This page updated on August 13, 2017