Kudos of the Month: Tulsa State Fair
ANIMAL INTERACTION: The Tulsa State Fair features animals from all 77 Oklahoma counties as well as ones from out of state that compete in livestock shows during the fair’s 11 days.
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The Tulsa State Fair has returned, running Sept. 28-Oct. 8 at the Tulsa Fairgrounds, with its 2017 theme “Take a Spin!”.
In addition to the fair’s rides and food offerings, each year the Tulsa State Fair makes an effort to bring a variety of attractions with the goal to entertain and educate. This is done through its livestock shows and 4-H/FFA exhibits, culinary demonstrations, children’s exhibits and grounds shows.
Livestock shows and competitive exhibits are traditions that date back to the first fairs. The Tulsa State Fair features animals from all 77 Oklahoma counties as well as ones from out of state that compete during the fair’s 11 days. Over 12,000 animals will be on site throughout the fair.
Also, competitive exhibits of handmade goods will be on display in Central Park Hall.
In the Just For Kids building, young ones can get up close to dinosaur fossils and reptiles with Little Ray’s dinosaur exhibit and its daily shows.
Taking place along midway, a ground show new to the fair this year is Dark Knight Jousting, a medieval jousting event that will take place three times each day of the fair. Also new this year is Acrodunk, which will bring basketball stunts, reminiscent of the Harlem Globetrotters, to the midway.
Another acrobatic stunt show, Flight Crew, will take the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Stage three times each day of the fair.