A new month provides Oklahoma Christian University students with an opportunity to get off campus and experience what the state of Oklahoma has to offer. The Talon has compiled the top things to do in Oklahoma during the month of September.
Oklahoma State Fair
A tradition as old as the state itself is returning to Oklahoma this month.
The Oklahoma State Fair will open Thursday, Sept. 12, with discounted $2 admission and a free concert from country music star Kevin Fowler.
Sept. 17 is Discount Tuesday, with $2 admission, $2 carnival rides and $2 Sky Eye Wheel ride tickets. Sunday, Sept. 22, is the final day of the fair.
In addition to the usual carnival rides and fair food, visitors will have an opportunity to experience a number of free exhibits, including the Oklahoma Frontier Experience, AGTropolis and brand new Renaissance Village.
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Scissortail Park opening
A new urban park in downtown Oklahoma City will open Friday, Sept. 27, with food trucks, family activities and a free concert from award-winning southern rock band Kings of Leon.
The Kings of Leon concert, open to all ages, is set to kick off at 5 p.m. at Scissortail Park. Special activities—including more concerts and a neighborhood talent showcase—will continue through Sunday, Sept. 29.
The 70-acre Scissortail Park will feature ornamental gardens and woodlands, an interactive fountain and an enclosed dog park. The $132 million project was made possible through the MAPS 3 public works initiative.
OSU/OU home football games
The beginning of fall in Oklahoma is synonymous with the start of college football season. Oklahoma Christian students can catch games in both Norman and Stillwater this month.
The No. 4-ranked Oklahoma Sooners will host two home games this month—one Saturday, Sept. 7, versus the South Dakota Coyotes and another Saturday, Sept. 28, versus the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Tickets for the Sept. 7 contest at Gaylord Memorial Stadium are available for as low as $17 on StubHub.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys will play home games on the same dates as the Unversity of Oklahoma—Saturday, Sept. 7, against the McNeese State Cowboys and Saturday, Sept. 28, versus the Kansas State Wildcats. The Sept. 7 game is the cheaper option, with tickets starting at $18 each.
The University of Oklahoma is about 45 minutes from the Oklahoma Christian campus by car. The average trip from Oklahoma Christian to Oklahoma State takes an hour.
Scotfest in Broken Arrow
Scottish dress, cuisine, dance and sport will all be on display at the 40th annual Scotfest in Broken Arrow Sept. 13-15.
Traditional dance and sheep herding competitions will run alongside competitive rugby and soccer competitions.
Guests can upgrade their Scottish style at vendors selling kilts and sporrans and fill up on fish and chips and haggis from authentic food outlets.
Admission is $15 per day, or $30 for all three days.
Located in the Tulsa metropolitan area, Broken Arrow is about a 90 minute drive from Oklahoma Christian.
LexiCon comic book convention in Stillwater
Comic book and pop culture fans from across the southwest region will gather for LexiCon in Stillwater Sept. 13-14
Held at the Stillwater Public Library, the event will feature gaming displays, guest panels and merchandise vendors. Guests visiting Saturday are encouraged to dress up and participate in a costume contest.
Several downtown businesses will offer discounts for those attending LexiCon, according to the Stillwater Visitors Bureau. Admission is free.