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The State Fair, Wiggle Out Loud And Bluegrass Entertain Your Week

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The Oklahoma State Fair returns to the State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City Thursday, September 11 through Sunday, September 21.

Organizers expect to amuse hundreds of thousands of visitors with carnival rides, artistic exhibits, commercial expos, concerts and Disney On Ice in addition to many other special events.

And don’t forget about the finger-licking carnival cuisine that only comes around in mid-September. Fair-goers can enjoy anything from chocolate-dipped PB&Js on-a-stick to the always popular, deep-fried twinkies.

More than a dozen performing artists entertain guests on multiple stages throughout the 11-day event. The Grammy Award-winning Charlie Daniels Band headlines the musical lineup with a show at the Jim Norick Arena Saturday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Children five and under get in free while admission costs $10 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6 to 11 at the gate. Guests can also purchase season passes for $30 to gain running admission through the fair’s entirety.

The Oklahoma State Fair opens at 8 a.m. every day with carnival rides starting at noon on Monday, at 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The Wiggle Out Loud Family Music Festival comes back to downtown Oklahoma City Sunday afternoon with entertainment to get kids “movin’ and groovin’ their way to healthier lives,” according to the festival’s mission statement.

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The event, which returns for its second year, features continuous live music by nationally and regionally recognized children’s bands such as the Sugar Free Allstars and Choo Choo Soul.

Apart from the music parents and kids can enjoy a handful of different art activities, healthy fare from local food trucks and about a dozen different family-oriented exercise activities.

The Wiggle Out Loud Family Music Festival takes place at Bicentennial Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, September 14.

Arbuckle Mountain Bluegrass Park hosts the 15th Annual Arbuckle Mountain Bluegrass Festival this weekend. The event features informal jamming with Bluegrass, Gospel and Old Time Country Music from Sunday, September 14 through Saturday, September 20.

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A group of campers at the 2006 Arbuckle Mountain Bluegrass Festival.

Promoters classify the overnight festival as ‘informal’ because visitors can come to listen, learn or play along to the live music with acoustic instruments. Attendees also have the chance to win a new BlueridgeBR40 Guitar with their ticket.

In order to maintain the family-style atmosphere, organizers prohibit guests from bringing any drugs or alcohol.

One-day festival admission costs $14 per person with three-day passes running $35 apiece. Children fourteen and under accompanied by a paid adult get in free. RV hookups are also available for purchase on-site.

The Arbuckle Mountain Bluegrass Festival takes place near Davis just off Interstate-35 and exit 60 near Ruppe Road.

Learn more by calling festival coordinators at (405) 665-5226.

For more ways to fill the 168 hours of your week, visit KGOU'sevent listings page.

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