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FAQ

When is the State Fair?

The 2024 Oklahoma State Fair runs Thursday, September 12 – Sunday, September 22.

The 2025 Oklahoma State Fair runs Thursday, September 11 – Sunday, September 21.

The 2026 Oklahoma State Fair runs Thursday, September 10 – Sunday, September 20.

Buildings

Sunday-Thursday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Carnival

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.

Outside Vendors

Sunday-Thursday: 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Box Office Hours

Through Aug. 25 (Monday-Friday): 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Aug. 26 – Sept. 7: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sept. 8: noon to 5 p.m.
Sept. 9 – Sept. 11: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sept. 12 – Sept. 21: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sept. 22: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Certain gates will be accessible at 8 a.m. daily to accommodate equine & livestock shows in the barns. Please note: The operating hours of the Oklahoma State Fair and any of its attractions or exhibits may change without notice or compensation due to capacity, inclement weather, or special circumstances.

Check out the Hours & Admission page for all pricing information, including discount days.

View our Attendance Policies and Code of Conduct for details, including information regarding our new unaccompanied minors policy (individuals under the age of 18).

All sales, marketing, petitioning, campaigning, fundraising, and other similar activities must happen from an officially contracted booth space – see the Attendance Policies and Code of Conduct document for more information. To find out how to be a vendor or commercial exhibitor at the State Fair, please visit the Vendor Information page very early in the year to apply, as turnover from the amazing group of vendors and exhibitors is very low year to year.

Visit the Chickasaw Country Entertainment Stage page for concert information. For the best of the best in local and regional flair, don’t forget to visit the Bandshell Stage and The PATIO during the Fair as well!

Check out the Hours & Admissions page for all pricing information, including discount days.

Disney On Ice tickets purchased on or before September 11 include outside gate admission. An additional outside gate admission ticket is required if Disney On Ice tickets are purchased after September 11.

Outside gate admission tickets can be purchased with cash or credit cards. Carnival rides and games can be paid for with cash or credit cards. Parking MUST be purchased with a credit or debit card. Parking cannot accept Apple/Google/other ‘no-card present’ payments. Credit card processing fees will apply for Fair admission, parking, and carnival purchases. Most food and shopping vendors accept cash or card, and some may accept Apple pay or Google pay, but it is up to the vendor.

Yes, bags are allowed. Guests are subject to security screening which, if deemed necessary, could include a bag search. This policy is subject to change at any time. 

There are acres and acres of FREE parking available, located on both the north and south sides of the property and handicapped parking is available at public gates. NOTE: Cash is no longer accepted for paid parking upon arrival. A credit or debit card must be used (Apple, Google and other ‘no-card present’ method of payments are not accepted at this time). Parking is $10 per car per day or $50 for a season pass. Season passes must be purchased at the OKC Fairgrounds Box Office. Daily parking may be purchased online in advance or at the paid lots upon arrival. Credit card and online purchases are subject to convenience and processing fees. 

We do not allow outside chairs to be brought onto the Fairgrounds.

Yes! The final Sunday of the Fair between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. is designated as sensitive-friendly in the carnival and in several other locations, including some shows and events throughout the Fair. 

Fairgoers can visit any of four InFAIRmation Booths – The Circle on the front lawn of the Modern Living Building; the intersection of Kiamichi & Stagecoach; just outside the west entrance of the Bennett Event Center; and on Gordon Cooper at the west end of The Pavilion.

Live animals, in competitions and educational displays, are an important part of the exhibitor and public experience during the State Fair. Some things to remember when interacting or passing through an area inclusive of live animals are:

  • WASH YOUR HANDS – washing your hands frequently is the “best medicine” for curbing the transmission of disease.
  • Don’t eat or drink in areas where animals are housed or shown.
  • Adhere to all warning and informational signs about animal contact and always ask an individual animal’s handler or owner for permission to touch any animal prior to doing so.

The OKC Fairgrounds, a City of Oklahoma City property, follows the smoking rules per city policy. Smoking, including e-cigarettes/vaping, is not allowed in any exhibit building, Bennett Event Center, Jim Norick Arena, barns, or tents/booths. Marijuana, in any form, even if accompanied by a valid medical license, is prohibited on OKC Fairgrounds property. Tobacco products are not sold anywhere at the OKC Fairgrounds during the Oklahoma State Fair.

The Oklahoma State Fair does not allow the on-site consumption of marijuana in any form even with a valid medical marijuana license.

Outside food/beverages are not allowed unless it is needed for medical purposes. Formula, milk, and food for infants/toddlers is permitted.

Yes. To connect, select “State Fair Free” or “State Fair Paid” from the list of available wireless networks. Depending on your device, the hotspot sign-up page may appear automatically. If it does not, launch a web browser and attempt to navigate to your destination of choice.

No, pets are not allowed unless they are a service animal or entered in a competition.

Lockers, electric scooters, wheelchairs, strollers, and wagons are available for rent in three locations: in front of the Barns (facing the front of the Super Barn), just inside Gate 9, and on The Circle toward Gate 2. Rentals are available for walk-up customers and by advance reservation. Fairgoers can make reservations for scooters and wheelchairs online at www.vistamobility.net or by calling 262-677-2696. Rentals are provided by a third-party contractor and not Oklahoma State Fair, Inc. Prices and information are subject to change without notice.

Fairgoers can make use of the State Fair’s internal tram service for FREE! The trams travel around the inner perimeter of the Fair, stopping at marked locations. Hop on and give tired feet a break – it’s a great way to see the State Fair!

Lost persons will be brought to the Safety Center located on the west end of the Administration Building at the corner of Land Rush and General Pershing Boulevard. To assist officials charged with reuniting young children or guests with special needs back to their families or groups, the Oklahoma State Fair has created Project Reunite. To participate in the program, pick up a special wristband at any InFAIRmation booth and provide “Contact if lost” information directly onto the wristband.

You can contact Lost & Found at 405-948-6839 and they will check to see if it has been turned in at the Safety Center.

First aid is available in the Safety Center located on the west end of the Administration Building on the corner of Land Rush and General Pershing Boulevard. If you experience a true emergency during the State Fair, call 9-1-1. Medical personnel are on-site and will be dispatched accordingly.

A hand stamp and gate admission credential or ticket are required for re-entry.

Weapons are not allowed at the Oklahoma State Fair. Additionally, we reserve the right to deny admission or ask someone already admitted to leave without refund or compensation, for failure to comply with any of the Oklahoma State Fair rules, for unsafe, illegal or offensive behavior or clothing, to ensure safety, security and order, or if we consider that the circumstances so require in our sole discretion. See the Attendance Policies and Code of Conduct Document for a more complete list of prohibited items.

All persons must wear appropriate, family-friendly attire, inclusive of shirts and shoes at all times. Persons deemed, by Oklahoma State Fair management in its sole discretion, to be clothed inappropriately will be asked to adjust their attire or leave the event. See the Attendance Policies and Code of Conduct Document for a more complete list of prohibited items.

If you are interested in working at the Oklahoma State Fair, visit the employment page for information. Please note: The Oklahoma State Fair does not hire for any of the food vendors or the carnival. Anyone interested in a job with a food vendor or the carnival must apply with them directly.

Visit this page for a list of rides that will be at the Oklahoma State Fair. A general list of restrictions is posted with each ride, when applicable. For more specific, situations, we encourage fairgoers to review the Amusement Rider Access & Safety Policy which will provide additional information, inclusive of how to make an appointment with the main carnival office for special assistance.