Ninety-seven years of history, the Rogers County Fair has seen many changes. The original fairground buildings have been replaced by the Claremore Expo Center, where the fair is still located. Many Rogers County residents have seen the fair alter throughout the years, and this year it is sure to be a family favorite. The fair this year will be September 15 through 17 so plan to attend!

 “This will be my first year working with the Fair Board to provide affordable fun for the community and give people a great event to bring their children to, and I’m very excited to be a part of an event that has been in Claremore for such a long time,” said Lisa Dennis, marketing coordinator for the Claremore Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Something that has been important for me is trying to provide a variety of activities and events that everyone can come out and enjoy.”

 Spotlight Magic will be setting up a variety of inflatables that are fun for children of all ages and adults too! There will be an obstacle course, big slide, and some smaller jumps for the little kids. Everyone will be able to purchase tickets for the inflatables at a variety of prices; individual tickets will be 6 for $5, or if you plan on staying awhile they can play as much as they want for a wristband price of $10 per night or $25 for the weekend. On Thursday we will be offering a special promotion: buy 4 wristbands at either price, get 1 free!

 Another great activity for the kids is the Barn Yard where they can learn how to milk a cow and visit with a variety of baby animals. There will be calves, rabbits, chicks, goats, and sheep! Other activities will show what kinds of food the different animals eat. The 4H and FFA clubs will be showing their livestock throughout the fair, and also have crafts and other exhibits that will be judged. The exhibits will be on display in the Expo Hall throughout the fair. To view the different categories and showing schedule, download the 2011 fair book from www.RogersCountyFair.com.

During the fair, a new and very fun event will be goat roping. A very popular event at World Championship Team Ropings, it’s going to be a great experience for the kids. It is an activity that is safe and enjoyable for beginners to experienced ropers. The jackpots give children a chance to try roping and possibly win some money while they are at it!

P & K Equipment in Owasso will be sponsoring a children’s pedal tractor pull. It will take place on Saturday, September 17 at 4 pm in front of the Expo Hall. All children are welcome to participate, and there is no registration fee. They can register on-site. It’s open to all children ages 4 to 12; there will be different age categories for the pull.

Back by popular demand, a blacksmith foundry will be set up Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. You can see how old world blacksmiths worked and molded steel into horseshoes and other items. For those avid shoppers, Expo Hall will also have a marketplace open with a wide array of vendors. The Marketplace will be open from 9 am to 10 pm on Friday and Saturday.

The VisitClaremore Beer Garden presents live entertainment starting Friday evening at 6 pm. Tyler King, an up and coming entertainer from northeast Oklahoma, will be first to take the stage. After his first album release December 2009, Tyler has been performing throughout Oklahoma and Kansas, really making a name for himself. For more information on Tyler visit his website at www.tylerkingmusic.com. Performing next will be Raisin’ Kane, a popular local band that will ensure a good time. They play a variety of music, from classic rock to new country. It’ll be a great evening for people of all ages to enjoy.

For those football fanatics, come watch the Saturday games on the Jumbotron. The VisitClaremore Beer Garden will be in full swing with drink specials, games, and chances to win some great prizes! Everyone is welcome! At 6 pm Saturday we’ll have entertainment provided by The Kristin Nicole Band. Another local favorite, they can be heard at many other venues in the area. To view more information and to listen to some music, visit www.KristinNicoleBand.com. After their performance stick around for the Oklahoma State vs. Tulsa football game, the television broadcast begins at 9 pm.

Admission to the fair is free! The Rogers County Fair is affordable fun for the whole family. For more information on these activities please go to www.RogersCountyFair.com or call (877) 341-8688.

Contact: Lisa Dennis
Claremore Convention &
Visitors Bureau, 918-341-8688
or via email at lisa@visitclaremore.org