108th Rogers County Fair in Claremore wraps up 4-day event

People from all over Oklahoma are in Claremore to visit the Rogers County Fair this weekend.

This year marks the 108th anniversary of the fair.

Tens of thousands of people stopped by the four-day fair at the Claremore Expo Center.

Julia and Blakely Ohman are from Claremore and have decided to spend the afternoon together at the fair.

“We can do rides and we can do roller coasters, like minis,” Blakely said.

Blakely’s mother, Julia, says she loved seeing people gather to go to the fair.

“It’s a good sense of community and it’s a good time for your family,” Julia said.

Tanya Andrews, executive director of Visit Claremore, explains that the idea of ​​the fair is to be a place where kids can be kids.

“It’s all about the kids,” Andrews said. “Whether they’re exhibiting in an FFA barn or whether they’re exhibiting for a 4H entry, but also for the kids to hang out with their families and have fun time and be safe.”

And she also hopes the fair will help show off the city.

“It’s a great way to showcase Claremore, the Claremore Expo Center, the town, the fair of course,” Andrews said. “They know they can come and have a great time in a safe environment where we are one big family.”

Andrews says that even though the fair is over a hundred years old, it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

“It’s Rogers County’s oldest event, and it’s only going to keep growing,” Andrews said. “It’s growing in popularity, it’s growing with the participation of the children, the participation of the school and, of course, all the residents and volunteers.”

Blakely wants others to know that the best part of the fair was riding all the rides.

“That they love rides and should always have a good time,” Blakely said.

Joseph K. Bennett