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Tulsa State Fair has multi-million dollar economic impact

Posted: 10:20 PM, Oct 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-03 23:37:07-04

TULSA — The Tulsa State Fair is a multi-million dollar money maker. It is Expo Square’s highest selling event.

With a million visitors every year, fair vendors also bring in high dollars. Some of them bring in a couple thousand a day.

Keith Gregory, owner of Grizzly Mountain Saw Works says, “Tulsa is probably the biggest show we do all year.”

Wealth is also shared off fairgrounds.

Residence Inn, a hotel a few miles from the fair, has 30 rooms booked to fair vendors for at least 11 nights.

The average cost to stay at Residence Inn is $129. That would mean a receipt of $40,000 for the 30 rooms.

Amanda Blair, Expo Square C.O.O., says, “The Tulsa State Fair has such a significant economic impact over, not only the 11 days of the fair but, the entire month. We have people coming here from all over the country: staying in our hotels, eating at our restaurants, as well as shopping in our shopping centers. Overall, the economic impact on an annual basis is over 51 million dollars.”