Archive for April, 2012
Some of the top barrel racers in the world have descended on State Fair Park this week for a chance to bring home a World Championship title. The Better Barrel Races World Show will be running through Sunday, April 29 in the State Fair Arena. Admission is free.
Feline enthusiasts will be scratching at the doors of the Centennial Building on April 28-29 for the Oklahoma T.I.C.A. Cat Show (presented by Thunderkatz of Oklahoma). Cat breeders and feline-related vendors will be available to show off their products and answer questions. Admission is $5 for ages 12 and up.
On Saturday and Sunday, hundreds of vendors will display their products and services during the R.K. Gun Show. The ultimate sportsman one-stop-shop will be held in the Travel and Transportation Building. A discount admission coupon is available here.
The Southern Plains Farm Show begins today at State Fair Park. Even if you don’t farm, this is an impressive agricultural event that every Oklahoman can appreciate because it celebrates our agricultural heritage. Antique tractors will be on display every day and various booths will be giving away monetary prizes and other great gifts to attendees. Admission is free and open to the public.
On Saturday and Sunday, the OK Paint Horse Club will present the “Twister Circuit” Paint Horse Show. Paint Horses are some of the most beautiful horses in the world. Each horse has a unique color pattern of white and bay, black, chestnut, or sorrel. Admission is free and open to the public.
Volunteers participate in every detail of our event, from vendor services, to helping kids with hands-on learning activities, to answering questions and pointing Fairgoers in the right direction during InFairmation booth shifts. They do a heck of a job every year and we couldn’t get along without them.
5 great reasons to join the fun:
5.) Free gate admission for each of your shifts. Additionally, volunteers who fulfill a commitment of at least 16 hours during the State Fair receive a Season Admission Pass and Season Parking Pass for FREE!
4.) Access to a restricted and convenient parking lot during the Fair. Easy in and easy out…every time.
3.) Free snacks and a place to relax during the Fair – whether you are working or not. All volunteers have access to Volunteer Headquarter Lounge during the run of the State Fair.
2.) A free official volunteer shirt. Who doesn’t love free stuff?
1.) You’ll play a part in Oklahoma’s history – a history that includes 105 years of education, entertainment and economic development. You’ll make new friends; create fun memories, while helping give Fairgoers an experience they won’t forget.
…and you can catch a ride on the Ferris Wheel, too!
If you’ve ever considered volunteering for the Fair, we hope you’ll join us this year. There are many areas in which we can use your expertise to help make this annual event something to remember. Applications are currently being accepted on our website and our annual Volunteer Spring Fling is scheduled for Thursday, May 3.
Oklahoma’s largest automotive event and gathering of specialty automobiles, the Southwest Street Rod Nationals Plus, rolls into State Fair Park this weekend for their 29th annual show. Visitors can expect to see almost 2,000 specialty automobiles, street rods, muscle cars, antiques, custom and restored cars from all over the Southwest and other areas of the United States and Canada.
Don’t miss the automotive parade on Friday, April 13 through downtown OKC. The parade will kick off at noon from State Fair Park.
The Oklahoma Centennial Horse Show began today and runs through Sunday. This is the only multi-breed show of its size in Oklahoma and one of the top horse shows held at State Fair Park. Admission is free and open to the public.
The second Oklahoma City Women of Joy conference will be held in State Fair Arena April 13 thru April 15. The conference features insightful Bible teaching and wonderful music and worship.
This weekend’s Buchanan’s Vintage Flea Market will be held in the Travel and Transportation Building. Each month hundreds of dealers from across the United States gather to sell treasures and hard-to-find items such as furniture, glassware, pottery, china, books, quilts, shabby chic, collectible toys, clocks, artwork, memorabilia, vintage clothing and much more. Admission is $5 for adults. Children 12 and under are free.