‘Excitement Is Huge’ As Creek County Fair Underway Despite COVID-19


Thursday, September 24th 2020, 9:40 pm
By: Kristen Weaver


CREEK COUNTY, Okla. -

Many fairs have been canceled due to COVID-19 fears, but not Creek County's. It opened Thursday for people to get their fair fix and fried food. 

"The excitement is huge,” Fair Board President Josh Enlow said.

Things look a little different this year, like adding extra sanitizing stations and signs to be aware of risk for COVID-19, but visitors can still check out the livestock, grab fair food or see a rodeo inside the arena.

Masks are recommended, not required, for visitors, but it's not stopping the fun.

Enlow said they expect twice the size of crowds and have double the number of vendors this year too.

"Tulsa's not going on, Oklahoma City's canceled theirs, so maybe we're the outlet where everybody has fun with cake and a corndog," said Enlow.

Vendors said the fair is a good way for the county to boost its economy and bring new faces to the town.

"We found out Creek County was going on with their fair, and we're like, we're in," said Kimberly Radcliffe.

Radcliffe with Swick's Auction said they've been vendors at the Tulsa State fair for the past 17 years, but with that one canceled, they've made themselves at home in Creek County.

"We're already making plans to come back next year," she said.

"From rides to the food to the vendors, it has that small-town feel, but all the rides and food the Tulsa state fair has," Enlow said.

The fair will be happening until Sunday at the Creek County Fairgrounds. Admission and parking are free.