CLAREMORE, Okla. - The 99th Annual Rogers County Fair kicks off Thursday with fireworks and a carnival in Claremore.
The fair is expected to double this year, up from the 12,000 people who attended in 2012.
The fair usually begins Friday, but organizers moved the start up one day to give fairgoers more time to enjoy the arts, crafts, vegetables, fruits, fireworks and carnival.
There's no admission fee and organizers say the fair does not make money. They just want to give back to the Claremore community.
"When they're in town, they're going to the restaurants they are visiting the shops in town and they're coming out for maybe just not a day, but actually the weekend so the whole city will see an impact," said Lisa Rogers with Visit Claremore.
The four-day event starts at 6 p.m. and runs until Sunday at 5 p.m.
Find out more at rogerscountyfair.com .
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