Tulsa State Fair Reports a ‘Goat-Tastic’ Year
HIGH DIVING PIRATES: The High Diving Pirates perform at the 2015 Tulsa State Fair, which was held Oct. 1-11. This year, fair organizers reported an estimated attendance of 1.2 million and a nine percent increase in Midway ride sales, a 41 percent increase in Sky Ride sales and a six percent increase in ExpoSERVE Concession sales in comparison with 2014.
EMILY RAMSEY for GTR Newspapers
The 2015 Tulsa State Fair finished its 11-day run Oct. 11 and saw an estimated attendance of 1.2 million.
“Throughout the year, our team plans, builds and prepares for Tulsa’s largest family event. There is a lot of pressure that goes into executing an event of its size,” says Mark Andrus, president and of Expo Square. “With over 800 scheduled events taking place during an eleven day span, every detail is discussed and considered with the best interest of our community in mind.”
Fair organizers saw a nine percent increase in Midway ride sales, a 41 percent increase in Sky Ride sales and a six percent increase in ExpoSERVE Concession sales in comparison with 2014.
For the second year in a row, the Junior Livestock Auction raised over $600,000 in scholarship funding for Oklahoma 4-H and youth, selling 167 animals (see article below).
The Tulsa State Fair hosted Disney on Ice Frozen. Disney on Ice saw a 54 percent increase in ticket sales.
“The growth and improvements of the fair continue with the overwhelming support of our patrons,” says Fair Manager Amanda Blair. “The amount of hard work, as well as team work, produced a positive result focused on blending traditions with the high intensity entertainment our patrons expect.”
The 2016 Tulsa State Fair will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 9.