Oklahoma State Fair opens with plenty of food, rides, and butterflies?

Posted on: 4:51 pm, September 12, 2013, by , updated on: 05:51pm, September 12, 2013


OKLAHOMA CITY – After lots of anticipation, the Oklahoma State Fair is finally here. Thursday marked the opening day with lots of fun, food, games and adventures to check out.

Tickets cost only $2.00 on opening day. With rides galore, carnival games and of course lots of food, you can walk on and on and be entertained.

There are also unique adventures you can find, including a large green contraption, filled with some rather beautiful insects.

“This is all about the butterflies,” said Jane Breckinridge with The Butterfly House.

The Butterfly House hosts thousands of butterflies that you can watch flutter around, hold or even feed them with Gatorade.

“It’s very hot out here and there’s plenty of sugar and salt in there and these butterflies actually taste with their front feet,” said Breckinridge.

The Butterfly House could be used as a relaxing stop to gear up for some more walking and roaming around.

Lots of businesses have set up booths with elaborate showcases, such as ADC Hardscapes, a company that can transform your backyard to a little paradise.

“We built this custom water feature flowing into the hot tub. We got filtration, lights in here,” said Dan Cronin with ADC Hardscapes.

Onto some more walking, this sometimes can make you hungry.

A perfect excuse to try hot new food items at the fair, such as cheesy bacon bombs.

“We take a piece of pepper jack cheese, we wrap it in dough and deep fry it,” said Amber Vandewarker with The Bacon Habit.

“It’s seriously like a party in your mouth,” said Vandewarker.

The fair goes until September 22nd.

For more information about the fair, visit okstatefair.com

For a complete fair guide, download the Go4it application on your smart phone which breaks down where to park, things to do and what to eat.