When: Thursday, September
14 to Sunday, September 24, 2017
Directions to Fairgrounds: The
Oklahoma State Fair is located at State Fair Park
just northeast of the I-40 & I-44 intersection,
at the 10th St. East exit off of I-44.
In 1907 just
before statehood, an Oklahoma state fair organization was founded,
and bought land for the purpose of converting it in to fairgrounds.
These first official state fairs focused on agriculture and farming,
but even at that early stage entertainment was becoming a larger
and larger draw for the fair, and people came as much for the
animal and livestock competitions as they did for the carnival
rides, vaudeville acts, and derbies.
Unlike many state fairs, the Oklahoma State Fair did not close
during World War II, except for the final year of 1945, which
is surely an endorsement of the fair's enormous popularity which
has continued to grow each year.
Oklahoma State Fair runs for eleven days in mid to late September
in Oklahoma City, and remains a fantastic event for the whole family.
This year, watch for the fair to kick off on Thursday, September 14 and run through Sunday evening, September 25, 2017.
2017 Oklahoma State Fair concert lineup
The 2017 concert lineup was announced over the summer with dates and times for major headliner appearances throughout the fair's September run. Tickets can be usually be obtained at the Oklahoma State Fair site and at etix.com.
Visitors can also look forward to free nightly concerts that comes included with general gate admission.
Extreme Bulls Concerts - Jim Norick Arena
Gary Allan - September 22, 7:30pm
Josh Turner - September 23, 7:30pm
Headliners at the 2017 Oklahoma State Fair
include Josh Turner and Gary Allan
Adventure Road Entertainment Stage Concerts (free with outside gate admission)
William Michael Morgan, September 14, 7:30pm
The Oak Ridge Boys, September 15, 7:30pm
Beatlemania Live! September 16, 7:30pm
La Mafia, September 17, 3pm
Hawk Nelson & Zach Williams, September 18, 7:30pm
Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, September 19, 7:30pm
Elvis Extravaganza, September 20, 7:30pm
Chase Bryant, September 21, 7:30pm
Tony! Toni! Toné!, September 22, 7:30pm
Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX, September 23, 8pm
Sugar Free Allstars, September 24, 3pm
What else to see and do at the Oklahoma State Fair
With its long tradition of providing end-of-summer family fun, there are many great things about the Oklahoma State Fair that have never changed.
Agriculture and livestock still play a central role at the fair,
with livestock competitions, rodeos and horse shows and the ever-popular pig races!
Thrills and chills await at the Oklahoma State Fair Midway.
Carnival rides, of course, are also still a big part of the Oklahoma
State Fair. There are also creative arts competitions, wine competitions,
and even ice shows.
The mainstays of any state fair, food stalls are also a big draw
for fair-goers who can choose from a huge variety of vendors offering
regional specialties and perennial fair favorites -- including corn dogs, beer-battered bacon, fried pork chops, and Dan's famous Indian Tacos!
Feel like relaxing with a nice glass of Oklahoma wine and other locally famous vintages? Check out the Beer and Wine Garden featuring a mellow atmosphere and live music -- then, check out the Oklahoma Expo Hall to meet local vendors, and learn more about homegrown businesses and Made in Oklahoma products.
More about the Oklahoma State Fair around the Web:
Oklahoma State Fair - Here's the official site with information
on admission and ticket prices, favorite food concessions, livestock
show information, concert lineup, directions, map, photos and
Oklahoma State Fair - About com- Follow the About.com guide to the fair with information on the
schedule and special events, ticket prices, driving directions,