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Oklahoma vendors at the Tulsa State Fair


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Updated: 9/26/2013 2:58 pm Published: 9/26/2013 2:57 pm


The Tulsa State Fair doesn't just pump millions of dollars into the city's economy. For some Oklahoma based businesses and restaurants, it's their biggest money maker of the year.

Most of the Oklahoma companies at the fair are small businesses, like Andolini's that will sell pizza out of their food truck.

They've been around since 2005, but FOX23 talked to about a dozen fairly new companies who are hoping this fair will give them the boost they need to grow their business.

From wood carved benches to BBQ sauce and candles, there's a little bit of everything made in Oklahoma at the fair.

"We want to get our products out let people know we are here," said Linda Beguin.

It's her first year at the fair. She owns Over the Fence Farms and sells pickles and bread mixes.

"We are from Enid, so a lot of people don't know we are here and we are trying to get in stores throughout the state, so this gives us the opportunity to meet and talk and possibly do that," she said.

The food is a big attraction at the fair. Pork Chop Shop of Oklahoma has been selling sandwiches at the fair for more than 30 years.

"We come to the fair to make money for our organization," said a member of the Oklahoma Pork Council.

All of the meat sold is from Oklahoma farmers and benefits the Oklahoma Pork Council.

Each year the pork chops and sandwiches sold raise between $8,000 and $10,000, which goes right back to farmers in the state.

From tickets sales to all the money spent there, FOX23 checked with fair officials who said the state fair typically pumps about $7 million back into the local economy.



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