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GREEN COUNTRY’S MASSIVE OUTDOOR GATHERING, BETTER KNOWN AS THE TULSA STATE FAIR, CONTINUES TO BE A HOT TICKET THANKS TO OLD TRADITIONS, NEW IDEAS AND PLENTY OF DEEP-FRIED SOMETHINGS.

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There may be a chill in the air or perhaps the Oklahoma temperature will reach a record high. But as unpredictable as Tulsa weather is, one thing is certain: it’s fair season. Since its inception in 1903, the Tulsa State Fair has provided an opportunity for people to gather as a community for fun and educational experiences in a family-friendly environment showcasing food, education, entertainment and agriculture. Though the attractions, vendors and midway fare have changed over the years, this year’s fair promises to deliver on a unique Oklahoma celebration of Americana.

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“Every year we look at what’s new and exciting in the industry so we can bring it to Tulsa,” says marketing and development supervisor Sarah Thompson, who has been with the Tulsa State Fair for 10 years. “This year, we’re excited to bring the Dark Knight jousting shows.” This medieval themed, high-energy event that showcases medieval warfare and equestrian games is sure to delight young and old, as should the Little Ray’s Dinosaur exhibit at the Just for Kids Building. “This exhibit is filled with reptiles, fossils, and stage show,”

says Thompson. “It’s very visual and interactive, and sure to be great fun for the whole family.” This year, children can participate in the passport program by picking up a map that guides them to stations where they get their passports stamped for visiting exhibits. Not only will they have fun discovering new exhibits and learning, but Thompson says they will have a free souvenir to take home from the fair. “One of the main things we focus on is how to educate fair-goers on agriculture and history,” she says.

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