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. Upgrades from a weekday to a weekend armband cannot be accommodated.
  • 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.


Carnival Ride List



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


Carnival Armbands 

During the State Fair, carnival ride armbands are available at the carnival ticket booths. Carnival armbands do not include outside gate admission. 2023 information can be found below for reference.

Monday – Wednesday: $35

Tuesday, September 20 is Triple Shot Tuesday with $3 admission for everyone and $3 for each carnival ride* and Sky Eye Wheel ride! 

Thrifty Thursdays (Opening Day & September 21): Get an armband for just $25*

Friday – Sunday: $50 

Each armband will have a $1 activation fee added. Additionally, convenience fees will apply for armbands purchased online or with a credit card. 

*Some exclusions may apply. Not good on "non-mechanical special attractions." 


Ride Credits 

Coupons are now 100% digital! Get your reloadable card at any carnival ticket booth or kiosk. You can buy individual credits (in groups of 5) or save when you buy 30 or 55 credits at a time! Be sure to keep your reloadable card as the credits placed on those cards are good for the entire run of the Fair. Each individual card has a $1 activation fee. Additionally, convenience fees will apply for cards purchased with a credit card. Reloadable cards can be purchased in the carnival, during the Fair only.

 Single ride credits are 5 credits for $6 (in groups of 5 only). 
30 ride credits: $30
55 ride credits: $50

*Most rides require 4 - 6 credits


Fast Lane Access 

Add a Fast Lane 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. Quantities may be limited daily.

Monday – Thursday: $15 
Friday – Sunday: $25


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