Tulsa State Fair Wraps Up Sunday With Good Weather, Fun Memories
Dan Bewley, News on 6
TULSA, Oklahoma -- The 2011 Tulsa State Fair has come to an end. The fun and games shut down Sunday at 9 p.m.
The Tulsa State Fair won't have the official numbers until later this week. But thanks to some beautiful weather, this year's version seems to have been a tremendous success.
Another year of the Tulsa State Fair is in the books. The rides have been ridden, the food gobbled up, and the games played, just a good time at 21st and Yale.
"I rode the Drop Zone. I hung out with some friends. I looked in the Expo Center," Tatum Thrasher said.
"The Spinout was so much fun. It takes you and you go upside down and then you go all around and it's crazy," Kelsie Beyard said.
The rides, as usual, were extremely popular this year -- long lines and a few anxious moments before takeoff.
Close friends Maddi Fetterhoff and Lexi Weisberg took their shot at the Comet II, a roller coaster with its share of twists and turns.
"I hate that ride. It went down so fast, it was like woo," Maddi said.
"I was like, 'Calm down Maddi, calm down,'" Lexi replied.
The fair had some new items this year for its patrons. One of those was an iPhone app to help fairgoers get around a little easier. By midweek it had been downloaded 5000 times.
"With it just launching we're very enthused that so many people have downloaded it," said Amanda Blair with the Tulsa State Fair. "I'm looking forward to the feedback that we receive on it and that way we can improve for next year."
But the fair wouldn't be the fair without all that food. Kylie Taylor's choice was the deep fried Oreo.
"That's good," Kylie said.
Only mom and dad had different views on the delicacy.
"It's just a fair," said Kristy Duncan, Kylie's mother. "We do it once a year…why not?"
"Ate $45 worth of food I'm not going to try the Oreo," said Andy Duncan, Kylie's father. "I don't want any more food. I'm done. I come for the chicken on a stick."