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Fun times at free fair in Ardmore

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The Carter County Fair in Ardmore.  (KTEN) The Carter County Fair in Ardmore. (KTEN)

ARDMORE, Okla. -- With summer coming to an end, state and county fairs are starting up.

In Ardmore, the Carter County Free Fair is bringing in more exhibits than ever before.

"We've got lots of vendors this year," said fair manager Angie Green. "Shopping vendors, informational booths, food vendors of course, petting zoo animals will be coming in."

Green has a decade of experience putting the fair together with the top priority of keeping admission free.

"It doesn't cost to enter the events for these kids to play all day long, but we have the carnival," she said. "It takes this carnival to keep this fair going. They kind of go hand-in-hand."

While the fair does provide entertainment, Green said they pride themselves on educating the 800 students who will attend throughout the week.

"A lot of kids are not exposed to these animals, and they get to learn," she said. "We've added new cuts of meat, and we've some facts of different animals that kids don't know."

Green encourages the community to come out and support the Carter County Free Fair, which has something for everyone.

"You can enter your homemade crafts, your quilts, paintings... I mean, anything that's made by an exhibitor, made by a Carter County resident, can enter this fair for free and possibly take home a blue ribbon at that," she said.

The 76th edition of the Carter County Free Fair opened Tuesday at 4 p.m. and runs through Saturday night at Hardy Murphy Coliseum, 600 Lake Murray Drive, in Ardmore.

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