The Hands-On Spot

LOCATION: Modern Living Building

Engaging your Mind, Body & Creativity


Three zones – action, brain and creative - make up The Hands-On Spot. Fairgoers, especially tweens to adults, will find themselves physically, mentally and creatively challenged in this non-stop interactive area.


Sundays – Monday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Tuesday: Noon – 9 p.m.

Wednesday - Thursday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Action Zone

Have you been in the couch potato zone lately? If so, then it’s time to get up and get active. Be ready to challenge your body when you learn a new sport and test your balance, stamina, hand/eye coordination and rhythm in the Action Zone.


State Game Craze


Try your hand (or body) at a few sports where you can compete during the Oklahoma State Games, as well as the Senior State Games, both held annually across Oklahoma. Senior State Games representatives will be on hand to “track” how far you can jump on the long-jump mat, check your reflexes through table tennis, your stamina on the rowing machine or your aim on the putting mat.

Provided by Oklahoma Senior Games 


Pickleball Power

 What is the fastest growing sport in America today?   Pickleball! It has a funny name but it’s an amazing sport   everyone can learn in minutes and play together for a   lifetime. The Greater Oklahoma City Pickleball Club will   teach you the skills you need to be the next Pickleball   gold medalist!

Provided by the Greater OKC Pickleball Club 


Let’s Get Physical – Throwback Style


Get back to basics and get physical with some throwback activities of yesteryear. See if you still have what it takes to jump rope or hula-hoop for an extended period. Have you ever tried Chinese jump roping? NO? Here’s your chance to learn more physical and fun activities to keep you young.


Balancing Act


As we get older, balance is so important and it’s never too late to improve yours. Whether you’re 9 or 90, it is time to test your balance skills. How long can you stand on or turn on one leg? Can you balance on a 4” beam and walk from one end to the other without falling off? Can you keep a balance board level? Just how good is your balancing act?


Brain Zone

If exercise is good for the body, why wouldn’t it be good for the brain? Come and test your wits in the Brain Zone!


Brain Teasers

Challenge your brain and see if you have what it takes to solve one of our mind-boggling puzzles. With a little patience, you’ll figure it out!



 A game of skill and strategy, this mega-size chess set is   waiting for you to challenge your friends and family to a   duel of mental agility and find out who will be the next   grandmaster of this mind sport.


Creative Zone

Albert Einstein once said, “Creativity is contagious, pass it on,” which is what we are doing! In the Creative Zone, it’s time to let loose and find your inner performing or visual artist. You might be surprised how creative you really are.


Storyville Puppet Theatre

Welcome to Storyville, USA, where we set the stage for fun and You Are the Star! Puppeteering is a unique form of the arts and this is your chance to try your “hand” at it. Make a simple paper puppet at Creation Station or use one of the theater’s puppets to put on a show for our Fair audience. Team up with your spouse, best friends, kids or a fellow fairgoer and take the stage with your unique story.


Creation Station

 This fun, make it & take it area is for all ages and resides   in the Creative Zone. Art projects like metal sculpting for   adults to beading for kids will be waiting for you to   create and take home that special art piece. Don’t just   make art; make memories!