OKLAHOMA CITY – The opening day of the Oklahoma State Fair is just around the corner.
Around a million people will invade the fairgrounds for the food and fun.
Thursday marks day one of the fair and last minute prepping is well underway.
With thrilling carnival rides, fun games and mouth-watering food to entertain, the fairgrounds are pleasing to the stomach and the eye.
“We like flash,” Tanner Duchow said.
Duchow is helping his dad set up their stand, one that’s hard to miss.
Red, orange and yellow signs scream BBQ, and stand out words spell jumbo smoked turkey legs.
“This is mainly for display so the customers can see what they’re getting before they order it,” said Duchow.
“The Oklahoma State Fair is my favorite,” Frank Zaitschik said.
Zaitschik is the President of Wade Shows, a traveling carnival operating 100 rides.
He’s been associated with the Oklahoma State Fair since 1966.
“Lots of ammenities, lots of seating, rest areas, landscaping, flowers, photo opportunities,” said Zaitschik.
With around a million people expected to come to the state fair, Duchow said he’s planning to do more than just put a big turkey leg in someone’s hand, but a smile on their face.
“Bringing enjoyment to people is always nice,” said Duchow.
The Oklahoma State Fair starts Thursday and runs through September 22nd.