Tulsa State Fair Can Be Pricey


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Updated: 10/04/2010 9:28 am Published: 10/03/2010 7:54 pm


The Tulsa State Fair can be as expensive or inexpensive as you want it to be once you pay for general admission, but any parent out there knows, when you have kids things are bound to get pricey.

Just after the Bethard Family of Tulsa got through the gates they were quick to mention that getting into the Tulsa State Fair cost a pretty penny. Except for their four month old baby who got in free.

“We ended up spending, we'll its $10 a ticket so there's three adults and a kid, so its $36  to get in,” Mary Bethards said.

This family of five forked over $50 for tickets, and they quickly spent 18 of those tickets on the bumper cars. Mary’s experiencing some sticker shock.

“Everything’s kind of gone up, especially with parking too, it's gone up a lot,” she said.

Dad has it covered.

“I worked a lot of over time the past couple weeks so said, ‘Yeah, let's go ahead and do something,” Johnathan Bethards said.

He did mention there is one area where it hurts to hand over the cash.

“The games, the games, the definitely the games.”

That didn't keep his six year old daughter from playing, and after she won two prizes, the family headed for a snack; $11 for lemonade and a funnel cake. It's mom's favorite.

“(I love) the crazy fair food,” she said.

That food comes with crazy fair prices according to dad, he said  his estimated grand total for they, “probably about a $120.”

But mom is right there to say why they do it.

“It's a lot of money, but it's for a good cause, she enjoys it, it keeps us together as a family.”

There are many discounts offered at the Tulsa State Fair, but most of those are for weekday admission or ride bands.


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slimjim - 10/4/2010 7:10 AM
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Each year the fair gets more expensive and offers less. There are many who visit the fair during the daytime, especially the elderly. There is practically NO ENTERTAINMENT during the day. We need to bring back the fairs of yesterdays, there was free live entertainment almost continually during the day either on the Pepsi or Coke stages. This allowed people to sit down and rest for a few moments PLUS be entertained. The fair management seemed much better then than today. Yes, it is too pricey, but then that is what today's world is all about, MONEY, MONEY , MONEY.
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