What's New At The Tulsa State Fair?

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 7:42 pm
By: News On 6

By Emory Bryan, The News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Friday was the first full day of the Tulsa State Fair. There's a lot going on this year from fan favorites to some things we haven't seen before.

The midway crowds are building at the Tulsa State Fair, where everyone searches for something new to do and something new to eat. There's something new near the Pavilion for children under 12.

"Basically you have acrylic on the side where you can see the fish react to the lure," said Jim Edwards, Berkley Outdoor Park.

The Berkley Outdoor Park lets kids see the fish they're trying to catch.

"What we'll do, we have another set of 1,600 fish coming in Wednesday, another 1,600 for the weekend, so we can't guarantee you'll get a bite, but it's a pretty good chance," said Jim Edwards.

And there's one new change to the layout parents will be interested in -- most all of the kid rides have been concentrated on the west end of the midway, where Bell's used to be.

The new kid's area is close to an entrance and the shuttle drop off to make it easier for parents.

There's something new to eat in the center of the Midway, by the QuikTrip Center where Waffle Bowl Sundaes are stacked up high.

"We normally have football players, 3-4 after a football game on Friday night come in and they can hardly eat it all, 3-4," said Wayne Duval, Waffle Bowl Sundaes.

They're finished off with nuts and a cherry and hard to finish off.

Most of the midway rides are familiar, except for one that people ride on their stomachs.

"It was pretty interesting, makes your stomach get a little queasy, but it's pretty fun," said Lisa Meyers, an Owasso resident.

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