Once you’ve experienced a true country fair, there’s nothing else like it in the world. Our annual Fair has been going strong for 108 years. That’s more than a century of true family fun that spans generations of Oklahomans from all walks of life. In fact, the Carnegie Fair has been in operation longer than almost any fair in western Oklahoma. Why don’t you join us this year for another great experience? If you do, look at what all waits for you…
THE FAIR MIDWAY
Starting in 2008, the Carnegie Fair embarked on a project to purchase several amusement rides that we would own for ourselves. The first year, we purchased the Space Train, the Swing Ride, and the Fish Ride. These were all purchased through extremely generous donations from two local businesses, The Farmers Bank and Carnegie Telephone Company. After the debut of these three kiddie rides, public response was enormous. The community rallied behind our efforts to build a lasting and continuing tradition that would endure.
In 2009, we added an Eli Bridge #5 Ferris Wheel, which was completely refurbished thanks to the generous donations of countless individuals and businesses in the local community. As a tribute to these donors, the ride has several signs and plaques that commemorate their involvement with the community.
In addition to the five amusement rides, we also offer an array of traditional ‘county’ fair carnival games, ranging from the ever-popular and timeless baseball throw to the modern and absurdly fun Phunny Money Phone Booth, where players attempt to grab at play money in a converted 1953 phone booth to win ‘cash’ for various prizes!
Of course, BINGO is the BIG DEAL!! At 25 cents a card, people are usually lined up deep to play this ever-popular game in our newly-renovated stand in order to win various prizes, varying from kitchen equipment, household supplies, all the way up to iPods and Televisions!
Every year, we strive to bring top-notch entertainment to the event. For 2012, we have three nights of great music lined up for everyone. Thursday night features local talent, including a performance by the various music programs at our local schools, followed by another local favorite… Triple Kick. Friday night will bring the regional sensation Toby Wayne Band with their incredible talent and savvy southern-rock and country music blend to make anybody want to boot-scoot to the music. Saturday night once again brings back an Oklahoma favorite, Overdrive. They’ve performed regularly at the Oklahoma Opry, and bring a unique blend of classic rock, traditional country/western, and modern country music that anyone can enjoy.
Why did we put this THIRD??! Yeah… you’re coming to the fair for the FOOD!! Why wouldn’t you? The Carnegie Round-up Club will offer several regional favorites like fajitas, calf fries, catfish, and much more. The High School’s FFA program operates another food choice selling traditional American fare like 100% beef hamburgers, smoked turkey legs, homemade pies and more.
If you’re wanting FAIR FOOD, or maybe STATE FAIR food, you’re in luck. The Classy Caboose makes traditional State Fair classics like made-from-scratch Corn Dogs, Cheese on a Stick and much more. The CornerStone grill brings many local favorites back year after year. Are you feeling adventurous? A traditional Taqueria brings classic Mexican favorites including Pork or Chicken Tacos, cooked with classic spices and served on warm corn tortillas.
Thirsty? Save some money up for the Squeezers’ Lemonade Shack. Trust us… you’re going to want more than one. Or two. Or three!!
There’s WAAAYYY more than we have listed. Funnel cakes, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, you name it… we have it!!
THE ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW
Now in the 26th year of operation, the Canna Festival and its Arts & Crafts Show brings almost 70 vendors to southwest Oklahoma to showcase their unique creations. We have a wide variety of merchandise available, from regional wineries, embroidered items, jewelry, jams & jellies, fashion accessories, and much more. This really is the best place to find out what makes southwest Oklahoma unique.
WANT TO BE HERE??
We thought you might. Call us at 580-654-2121 to reserve YOUR place today.