Special Events


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

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



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


Dates and Times

Academy Dates: Tuesday, September 21 through Friday, September 24

Registration Opens: Sunday, August 1

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 8

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 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

    2021 Teacher's Guide

    2021 Lesson Plans

    2021 Learning Center Schedule

    2021 Academy Map



Registration opens August 2 and closes September 8.

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



Robyn Hicks