Tulsa State Fair Announces Overall Success

ALL SMILES: Tulsa State Fair executives Amanda Blair and Mark Andrus are happy over another successful year at the Tulsa State Fair. Blair is the Manager at Expo Square, and Andrus is the President/CEO.

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The 2012 Tulsa State Fair provided patrons an experience to remember during the 11-day event held Sept. 27 through Oct. 7. Herds of Fun was had by all, with a focus on entertainment, educational attractions and the preservation of tradition through competitive exhibits and livestock shows. These event components provided a strong platform to attract an estimated attendance of 1,022,000.

Mark Andrus, president and of Expo Square, says, “Our reputation is to provide a safe, clean, friendly and fun event for our consumers, and this year did not disappoint. We are committed to being better than the year before and will continue to develop new partnerships, and bring new attractions to make the fair the best it can be.”

Despite the weather, a combination of new attractions, great concerts and premiere competitive events resulted in paid gate increases on both Sundays, with the first Sunday being the largest Sunday on record. Overall, the attendance is down an estimated nine percent; however, the goal to produce a quality event for Tulsa County has been achieved.

With the 2012 Tulsa State Fair’s conclusion, the staff is enthused to announce the theme for 2013, Pass the Corndog. Patrons will be invited to indulge in fair traditions Sept. 26 through Oct. 6, 2013.

Updated 10-29-2012

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