TULSA, Oklahoma - Parking at the Tulsa State Fair is always a concern for police and home and business owners around the Tulsa County Fairgrounds.  

This year the fair runs October 1 - 11 in midtown Tulsa.  

Fair officials suggest fairgoers use free Tulsa State Fair shuttles each day instead of paying for parking at the fairgrounds.

The shuttles will operate Monday - Thursday from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m., Friday 5 p.m. to Midnight, Saturday 10 a.m. to Midnight and Sunday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. from four Tulsa locations.

  • Tulsa Promenade Mall - 4107 South Yale (South Side of Garage)
  • Nathan Hale High School: 6920 East. 21st Street.
  • Tulsa Public Schools Education Service Center: 3027 South New Haven
  • OSU Tulsa Campus: 700 North Greenwood  (Parking Lot A, East of Campus)

The City of Tulsa also warns fairgoers NOT to park on streets, yards and driveways near the fairgrounds.  Tulsa Police says parking ordinances will be strictly enforced during the fair.  Parking is prohibited:

  • Within 10 feet of fire hydrants
  • In yards (on lawn/grass)
  • Between curbs and sidewalks and on sidewalks
  • In “TOW AWAY ZONE” areas
  • In “NO PARKING DURING STATE FAIR DATES” areas

Police say illegal street parking may result in fines of $30. Illegally parked vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense if parked in areas marked with “Tow Away Zone” signs, and/or obstructing normal traffic flow. Illegal parking in yards and on grass during the fair can result in fines of $60 for the vehicle owner and up to $500 to the property owner charging for a parking space in a yard, driveway and on grass. 

For more information visit the Tulsa State Fair's website.