Special Events

State Fair Academy

State Fair Academy is a special program designed to provide Oklahoma students with the opportunity to have a fun, safe, and educational experience at the Oklahoma State Fair while helping teachers achieve Oklahoma Academic Standard objectives. This program is open to Oklahoma students. 

Through the generosity of Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, bus funding is available to schools attending the Academy.



Public, private, charter schools and homeschool groups, grades 3 through 5, are eligible to attend the Academy. Each homeschool group must include a minimum of 12 children.


Dates and Times

Academy Dates: Tuesday, September 20 through Friday, September 23

Registration Opens: Thursday, August 1

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 4

Public, private and charter school arrival times: 8:30 - 11 a.m. daily

Homeschool arrival times: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. daily

Note: Oklahoma State Fair, Inc. reserves the right to cancel State Fair Academy dates and/or times when necessary due to low enrollment. 



State Fair Academy registration includes outside gate admission for Academy students, one qualified adult chaperone for every four students and the school bus driver, and parking passes for school busses and three vehicles per bus, or one vehicle per four Academy students.

Non-registered attendees will need to purchase an outside gate admission ticket and parking pass. Pricing can be found on our Hours & Admission page. 


General Info

Enrollment is first-come, first-served. Please be sure to complete the multiple arrival preferences on the registration form. Confirmations must be completed in order to finalize the field trip. Be sure to reserve space early and provide the best estimate as to class size, etc. 

  Frequently Asked Questions

  Academy Bus Funding FAQ


Tools for Teachers

Please refer to the 2023 documents until updated for 2024. Updated information will be available August 1.

    2023 Teacher's Guide

    2023 Lesson Plans

    2023 Learning Center Schedule

    2023 State Fair Academy Map



Registration is now closed. 

Applications for bus funding, presented by Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, will be emailed after we have received your registration.



Elise Dean