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New improvements debut at 2018 Tulsa State Fair

New improvements debut at state fair
Posted at 9:36 PM, Sep 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-28 19:03:35-04

If you’re out at the Tulsa State Fair you probably noticed some new changes this year.

The 11 day festival has everything new from a new barn to a concert stage.

About $30-million comes from the Vision sales tax package.

New signs give fairgoers quite the welcome on 21st street.

It’s on the inside where the new Oklahoma music stage really shines.

“I think it looks wonderful,” said Helen Collins, a fairgoer.

County Music Singer Colt Ford opened on the new stage for the fair’s first night.

Fair officials put in a more permanent stage to withstand the winds and changing weather conditions.

“The new stage is just a lot better with the neon lights. The old stage it looked like a bunch of curtains. this one actually looks professional,” said Dustin Robinson, a fairgoer.

That’s not all for the new changes in 2018.

“From what they’ve done just in the past two days it’s night and day. It’s a fantastic facility,” said Shari Beecher, an exhibitor for the Welsh Ponies & Cobs.

For 30 years, the Welsh Ponies & Cobs compete in the arenas. The Ranger Barn is a new addition.

“This is an even newer barn which is great. it’s fantastic. i love how all the stalls opened up to be able to be cleaned. the horses can actually see out,” said Beecher.

All of these improvements come from the sales tax package passed by voters, which fair officials said can bring millions to Tulsa’s economy.

Concert tickets are free with paid gate admission.

The next concert will be Friday night with Easton Corbin at 8 p.m. from the Oklahoma stage.

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