Sept. 12 - 22, 2024

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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. 

NEW! Oklahoma State Fair Youth Attendance Policy

All minors should be supervised by a responsible adult. Fairgoers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or chaperone 25 years of age or older after 5 p.m. ID may be required. Eligible adults may accompany up to five (5) minors. Adults are required to remain at the Oklahoma State Fair while the minors are in attendance. Officially recognized tour/corporate groups or youth in official OSF competitions or other programs with established supervisory practices are exempt from this policy. Minors in violation of this policy are subject to removal from the event.

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 or attractions may not be 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.


Monday: Opens at Noon
Tuesday-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 BIG 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 11, 2024.

Monday – Thursday: $25
Friday – Sunday: $40 

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

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 the 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 or refunds for armbands. Upgrades from a weekday to a weekend armband cannot be accommodated.

Carnival Armbands

During the State Fair, carnival ride armbands are available at the carnival ticket kiosks. Carnival armbands do not include outside gate admission.

Monday – Wednesday: $35
Tinker Federal Credit Union Thrifty Thursdays (Opening Day & September 19): $25
Friday – Sunday: $50 

Each armband will have a $1 activation fee added. Additionally, convenience and other 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 kiosk. You can buy individual credits (in groups of 5) or save when you buy 30 or 50 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 and other 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 $7 (in groups of 5 only).

30 ride credits: $35
50 ride credits: $50

*Most rides require 4 – 6 credits 

Fast Lane Access

Add a Fast Lane 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.