Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Oklahoma State Fair opens Thursday

Who doesn't love a good state fair?  Rides, attractions, deep-fried cotton candy on a stick -- what's not to love?  Well, if you're in Oklahoma City between September 15 and 25, you're in luck, because the Oklahoma State Fair opens tomorrow.  There will be great rodeo action, featuring the Xtreme Bulls Tour.  And musical acts galore: Easton Corbin, the Oak Ridge Boys, the Eli Young Band, Leon Russell, Candy Coburn, Lee Brice, AllStar Weekend, Sanctus Real, the Elvis Extravaganza, the Texaco Country Showdown, En Vogue, the Village People, and the Centennial Rodeo Opry.  While you're there, you can visit the City of AGtropolis, get a taste of old Oklahoma with the Centennial Frontier Experience, and experience the Barnyard Birthing CenterDisney on Ice will perform, and there will be an array of other special events and competitions.

But what's the best part of any state fair?  No, not the rides.  It's the food, obviously!  I love this list of fair food facts:
The Oklahoma State Fair has three different types of Corn Dogs:
  • Regular
  • Poncho Dogs (made with a sweeter and fluffier batter)
  • Waffle Dogs (made with waffle batter)
Each year, at the Oklahoma State Fair, our food vendors serve:
  • Almost 900 unique food items
  • Over 20,000 funnel cakes
  • Almost 200,000 corn dogs
  • Over 4,500,000 ounces of ice cold drinks
Foods that you can find on-a-stick at the Oklahoma State Fair:
  • Frozen Chocolate-Covered Cheesecake
  • Deep-Fried Creole Sausage
  • Deep-Fried Cheese
  • Alligator
  • Chicken
  • Steak
  • Chocolate-Dipped Cookie Dough
  • Mac N Cheese
  • Deep-Fried Manicotti
  • Cheeseburger
  • Deep-Fried Mashed Potatoes
  • Foot Long Chocolate-Dipped Rice Krispie Treat
  • Funnel Cake
Yum!  I think you can gain weight just from reading the list of deep-fried specialties.

After the jump, you can see a map of the fairgrounds and a video of a news report.  Enjoy the fair!

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