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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably heard that the coolest 5K on the planet will be invading State Fair Park with color on Saturday. If you aren’t registered for Color Me Rad, you’d better act fast because the race will most likely be SOLD OUT by the time the first wave of runners take off on Saturday morning.
If you are registered and ready to get RAD, here’s some important info to know:
Red Coyote Running & Fitness on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 AM to 7 PM.
Race Day Schedule:
Morning Session – Begins at 9 AM sharp and continues in 20 minute intervals. Last morning wave begins at 10:20 AM.
Afternoon Session – Begins at 1 PM sharp and continues in 20 minute intervals. Last wave of the day begins at 2:40 PM.
Please stick to your registered wave time! Check your registration confirmation for your specific time.
Plan to arrive 45 minutes to an hour BEFORE your wave is scheduled to begin. If there is an emergency and you miss your wave, don’t sweat it – just join in on the next one. You can jump into wave scheduled after your start time, but you can’t be a ‘sooner’ and start early. Got it? Last wave starts at 2:40 PM.
Enter State Fair Park through Gate 5 (off of May Ave and south of 10th Street) or through Gate 6 (off of Reno). This event is gonna be huge, so there will be a small army directing people and vehicles to the course once you have arrived and where to go when the race is over. Please follow instructions – the goal is to make your race day fun, safe, and speedy.
The Oklahoma Paint Horse Club’s “World Warm Up Circuit” runs May 11 and 12 in Barns 7 & 8. This show brings in hundreds of some of the most beautiful and distinctive horses to Oklahoma City. Admission is free.
Super Dave’s Gun Show will wrap up the weekend’s events in the Oklahoma Expo Hall on Saturday and Sunday. This show will have 500+ tables overflowing with high-quality prepper gear, custom knives, MREs, rifles, pistols, shotguns, ammo, and all types of hunting and outdoor equipment. Admission is $10 at the door.
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 28 in the Jim Norick Arena. Admission is free.
The “Horse Show Capital of the World” is welcoming a different kind of animal this weekend – cats! Feline enthusiasts will be scratching at the doors of the Centennial Building on April 27-28 for the 17th Annual Championship All Breed and Household Pet Cat Show (presented by Thunderkatz of Oklahoma). Admission is $5 for ages 13 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 & Transportation Building. A discount admission coupon is available here.
The Just Between Friends Children’s Consignment Sale will round out this weekend’s events. The first day of the weeklong consignment sale, featuring kids clothes, toys, games, and accessories, will kick off at Noon on Sunday, April 29 in the Cox Pavilion. Admission is $3 on April 29 only. Admission is FREE April 30 – May 4. For a complete schedule, click here.
Yeehaw! The 2013 RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo will be in the Jim Norick Arena April 4 through April 6. This year fans can enjoy rodeo favorites like bareback riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, bull riding and LIVE CONCERTS!
For the first time, the RNCFR will offer fans a concert after the rodeo! For tickets, call 405.232.SPUR or click here.
We are thrilled to welcome the 6th Annual Baby & Toddler Expo to the Centennial Building this weekend! This is the 6th year for the event, but the first time it has been held at State Fair Park. All your favorite family-friendly vendors will be here with the latest products for babies and expectant moms. Don’t miss hourly prize drawings, FREE baby photos, FREE educational seminars, a diaper derby, community resources, and much more. This event is FREE and open to the public.
The Oklahoma Health and Wellness Expo will showcase medical technology, breakthrough treatments, and plenty of activities for families to experience fun and fitness. The Cox Pavilion doors will open at 10 a.m. for health screenings, healthy cooking demonstrations, dance performances, main stage entertainment with local celebrities, performances by the local groups and organizations and an “ask the expert” forum for questions. This event is FREE and open to the public.
The beginning of spring gets bargain hunters blood pumping because it is the start of – GARAGE SALE SEASON! If you love to sort through piles of stuff to find collectibles and treasures, don’t miss the Largest Garage Sale in OKC. Oklahoma Expo Hall doors will open at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday. Admission is $2 per person.
Buchanan’s Vintage Flea Market returns this weekend to the Modern Living Building, featuring a large selection of antiques and collectibles for the serious collector or the amateur decorator. Admission is $5.00 per person, and the admission hand stamp is good for both Saturday and Sunday.
The Super Liquidation Sale in the Hobbies, Arts and Crafts Building will open at noon on Friday and run through Sunday. Tickets are $8. (Hint: Get there early for the widest selection of goods!)
The Motorcycle Swap Meet returns to State Fair Park on Sunday, April 7. The swap meet will be held in the Centennial Building, and admission costs only $6.00 per person. Come browse the wide variety of motorcycle parts and apparel that will be on display at this event from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (rain or shine)!
Whether you are starting to build from scratch or just looking to remodel a room or two, the 2013 Home and Outdoor Living Show is the place to be! The newest and most innovative products for your home will be showcased including: builders & remodelers, new homes, landscape & garden ideas, lawn & garden equipment, do-it-yourself projects, decorating ideas, pools, spas & tubs, home furnishings, masonry, financing, plumbing & heating, cabinets, cleaning services, security options, electronics, garage doors, siding, and millwork.
Aside from visiting the many booths found at the Home and Outdoor Living Show, attendees may also take in informative seminars – including cooking demonstrations from Bravo’s Top Chef: Texas fan favorite, Chris Crary!
The Home and Outdoor Living Show will be open to the public March 22 – 24 in the Centennial Building and Cox Pavilion. Admission is $9 for ages 13 and up.
About 7,000 Oklahoma students from age 9 to 18 have converged at State Fair Park this week for Oklahoma’s largest youth livestock show, the Annual Oklahoma Youth Expo. This year’s expo runs through March 26th and all of the OYE events are free and open to the public. The Premium Auction of Champions will be held this year on Friday, March 22. We invite you to come out and support Oklahoma’s youth.
Metro Family Magazine is bringing Kids Fest to the Oklahoma Expo Hall on Saturday, March 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Kids Fest will feature an Extreme Animal Petting Zoo, inflatables, hands-on arts and crafts activities, Spaghetti Eddie, and a TON of family-friendly exhibitors. Admission is only $5 for adults and children age 18 & under are FREE! (an admission coupon is available right here.)
The OKC Jaycee’s General Store: An Annual Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, March 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Hobbies, Arts, & Crafts Building. The Jaycee’s, short for the Junior Division of the OKC Chamber of Commerce, goal is to develop the leadership skills of young adults ages 18-40 through community contributions like their annual craft fair. Admission is free and open to the public.
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the R.K. Gun Show in the Travel and Transportation Building on Saturday and Sunday. Vendors will be on hand to buy, sell and trade guns, knives, ammo, hunting supplies and other outdoor merchandise. Admission is $12 for adults, $3 for kids aged 6-12, and FREE for kids 5 and under.
Don’t miss the Bead & Jewelry Show in the Oklahoma Expo Hall this weekend. Doors will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free and open to the public.
The state’s largest youth livestock event, the Oklahoma Youth Expo, kicks off today at State Fair Park and runs through March 26. Last year was a record-breaking year for OYE and the show brought in over 7,000 exhibitors from all of Oklahoma’s 77 counties! Over the course of the entire event, OYE has an approximated $24 million dollar impact on Oklahoma City.
Why is the Oklahoma Youth Expo such a big event?
Out of Oklahoma’s 44 million acres of land, 35 million acres are used for farming, and the state’s 86,600 farms make our agriculture industry one of the best in the nation. Oklahoma ranks 5th in the nation in cattle and calf production, 8th in hogs production and 17th in broiler production.
When the Oklahoma Youth Expo first began, almost a century ago, it was a place for the youth in our state to compete against the best of the best. With the goal of promoting Oklahoma agriculture, OYE has definitely stayed true to its roots over the years. It is no wonder that the annual sale of champions raises nearly $750,000 for the exhibitors.
We are expecting another huge crowd that will fill up all of our barns and the Jim Norick Arena. Special events and workshops will include a wide variety of topics, including: the 6th Annual This One’s for the Girls, a celebration of women in agriculture, will be held on March 19; OSU Day at OYE will be held on March 20 so don’t forget to wear your orange; and the Sale of Champions will take place on March 22.
For more information on this year’s Oklahoma Youth Expo including a complete schedule of events, please visit: www.okyouthexpo.com