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Can’t-Miss Oklahoma Free Fairs

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Fair season in Oklahoma allows the perfect opportunity for family fun. Whether you choose to attend the iconic Oklahoma State Fair (Sept. 16-26) or you opt for one of the smaller county fairs in the area, here are some of our top picks for fair fun in and around the Oklahoma City metro.

Editor’s Note: Due to COVID-19 precautions, some of the events and venues featured may have adjusted their hours, programming or safety protocols. Please check with each venue directly to verify. We encourage our readers to enjoy family fun responsibly. Get vaccinated if you are a candidate and when around others, wear a mask, avoid crowded indoor spaces, remain socially distant, wash your hands often and stay home if you or a member of your household is feeling ill. 

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Want to see the seasonal festivals and fairs offered year-round in Oklahoma? See our guide to festivals in all seasons.


Aug. 18-21

Stephens County Free Fair & Jr. Livestock Show at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center (2002 S 13th St, Duncan) features a carnival with amusement rides, livestock and horticulture shows, a rodeo, food and live entertainment. Fair is free to attend; tickets are required to attend the rodeo. See website for schedule of events.

Aug. 23-28

FREE Canadian County Free Fair at the Canadian County Fairgrounds (3001 Jensen Rd E, El Reno) features a carnival, live entertainment on multiple stages, livestock exhibits, arts & craft exhibits, baking competitions, antique tractor pull and more. See website for schedule of events.

Aug. 24-28

FREE Payne County Free Fair at Payne County Expo Center (4518 Expo Circle E, Stillwater) features livestock shows, a wide variety of agricultural exhibits and more.  See fair guide for a complete schedule of events.

Aug. 28

FREE Oklahoma County Free Fair at State Fair Park (3001 General Pershing Blvd) features fair exhibits, a kid’s ice cream sundae-making contest and a kiddie tractor pull. There will also be fun interactive water conservation exhibits for the kids along with the Insect Adventure. 9 a.m. – noon. See website for a complete schedule of events.

Sept. 7-11

FREE McClain County Free Fair at the McClain County Expo Center (1715 Hardcastle Blvd., Purcell) features livestock competition, food contests, a stick horse rodeo, kiddie tractor pull, cornhole tournament and more. See website for a complete schedule.

Sept. 8-12

FREE Cleveland County Free Fair at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds (615 E Robinson St, Norman) features a midway with carnival rides and games,  live entertainment, livestock exhibits, petting zoo, wiener dog races, baby crawl races, car & motorcycle show and more. See website for a complete schedule.


Want more family-friendly fun? See our guide to fall festivals.


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