TULSA - The Tulsa State Fair wraps up another event for the history books.
On Sunday, Sarah Thompson with the fair said it was another successful show without any major problems.
"We want to thank the community for coming out and supporting us," she said. "We look forward to next year."
And plans for next year are already in the works.
"Each year we try to improve the look and feel," she said.
Fairgoers out on the last day of the 11-day fair said it's an expensive event but it's something they look forward to every year. Tomie Glen brought out his family of seven on the last day knowing he would get a better deal.
"The food is a lot of money, " he said. "We're all hungry so we're here to eat."
Even those who are a part of the show have to break their piggy banks to be a part of the event. Mick Clark and his 140 agricultural students spent more than $1,000 on entry fees and food.
"We pay entries on our live stock to show and the kids eating, traveling back and forth," he said. "We spend quite a bit of money up here." But he says it's an important educational tool for his kids. So the money is well worth it.
By Sunday morning they were packing up their plants and live stock, ready to begin preparing for the 2013 fair.
"We go home and sleep for a day or two and get ready to go again," Clark said.
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