Delivering thrills, chills, screams, and smiles, the carnival has been a part of the Oklahoma State Fair for more than 100 years. From the famous historic carousel to the heart-pounding Mega Drop, the Midway is filled with sights and sounds that you can only experience once a year - but the memories will last forever. 


Armband Tips 

  • Armbands are not recommended for children under 36”, as there are a limited number of rides they can safely ride.
  • Persons under 48”, or parents with children under 48”, should check the ride requirements before purchasing to determine the best value.
  • Height requirements and other applicable restrictions are on the ride list.
  • No refunds will be given, even due to weather.
  • Some rides are not included.
  • Bearer assumes all risk of personal injury and loss or damage to property. 
  • Management reserves the right to revoke the license granted by this item.


Ride List

Find the list of rides for the 2021 Oklahoma State Fair below.

Ride List



Monday – Friday: opens at 1 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: opens at 11 a.m. 
*Closing times are at the discretion of management.


Advance Deals 

You can SAVE $15 when you purchase an advance carnival ride armband at the OKC Fairgrounds Box Office, online or by calling 405-948-6800. Advance prices are good through September 15, 2021.

Monday – Thursday: $20

Friday – Sunday: $30 

*Each armband will have a $1 activation fee added. Additionally, a convenience fee may apply for armbands purchased online.

Buying in advance gives you easy access to redeem your voucher for an actual unlimited carnival armband during the Fair and avoid the lines at the carnival ticket booths. 

  • Take your voucher or print-at-home ticket to Guest Relations/Armband Redemption Center(s) in the Midway during carnival hours. 
  • Each person who will use a carnival armband MUST BE PRESENT at the redemption center for the carnival agent to put on the armband. 
  • There are no exchanges for armbands; however, you may upgrade your Monday - Thursday armband to a Friday - Sunday armband at the Guest Relations/Armband Redemption Center(s) for an additional $10. Friday thru Sunday armbands may be used any day.

Tuesday, September 21: $2 Tuesday - $2 carnival rides* and $2 Sky Eye Wheel rides for everyone! 

*Some exclusions may apply. Not good on "non-mechanical special attractions." Each ride is $2.


Carnival Armbands 

During the State Fair, carnival ride armbands are available at the carnival ticket booths. 

Monday – Thursday: $35
Friday – Sunday: $45 

Each armband will have a $1 activation fee added.


Ride Coupons / Credits 

Coupons are now 100% digital! Get your reloadable card at any carnival ticket booth or kiosk. You can buy individual coupons (in groups of 5) or save when you buy 30 or 55 coupons at a time! Be sure to keep your reloadable card as the coupons (credits) placed on those cards are good for the entire run of the Fair. Each individual card has a $1 activation fee. Reloadable cards cannot be purchased in advance.
Single ride coupons are $2 each or buy 5 credits for $6. 
30 ride coupons: $30
55 ride coupons: $50

*Most rides require 4 - 6 tickets 


Gold Access 

Add a Gold Access Pass at any Carnival Ticket Booth or Kiosk and step right up to the black and gold checkerboards for priority ride boarding – the Wade Shows VIP experience.

Monday – Thursday: $15 
Friday – Sunday: $20


Access & Safety Policy

For information regarding our Midway Safety Policy, or to contact the carnival office, please refer to the following document.

  Amusement Rider Access & Safety Policy