Located in the Great Plains, Oklahoma is a state of endless prairies, gentle mesas and scattered mountain ranges. In the state's urban centers, residents and guests can sample a wide variety of attractions, shows, special events and historic sites. Outside of the cities, travelers can find any number of recreational activities, including boating, hiking and mountain biking.
- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, OK
For 10 days in the middle of September, you can experience just about everything any state fair ever had any where: rodeo, car-races, truck-pulls, ice-skating shows, livestock competitions, live concerts, fair food and rides! It's described as "enormous."
- Poteau, Oklahoma in Poteau, OK
During this mid-April weekend hot air balloons ascend over Poteau for rides, races and glows. The festival also includes: skydivers, helicopter-rides, 4X4 exhibitions, stagecoach rides, mud-pit races, burn-out contest, pet costume contest, rides and food.
The River West Festival Park is transformed into a Bavarian beer garden for this middle of October event. Live music, dance, amusement park rides, competitions, beer samples and bratwurst, among other German foods, combine with Austrian and Czech traditions for "die partie" of fun.
- El Reno, Oklahoma in El reno, OK
The beginning of May brings a quarter-century old celebration that's all about eating! See the 750-pound hamburger being cooked and watch the burger-eating contest. Live music and a carnival top it off. The fried onion burger has been a specialty of El Reno for well over a hundred years.