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The Morning Brew: What's free at the Oklahoma State Fair?

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The Great State Fair of Oklahoma kicks off Thursday and while the admission ticket, the food and the rides are not free, there are plenty of free things to do inside the fair's gates. Here's a rundown. 

Seeing an Italian circus, pirate magic show and live sharks are among the many activities available just for the price of admission to the fair.

The fair returns to State Fair Park on Sept. 13 through Sept. 23, boasting a bounty of free events and activities to partake in, if admission is paid, of course.

Some fan-favorites are returning, such as the Swifty Swine Pig Races and Live Shark Encounter, but one is performing for the last time: the Zoppè Family Circus.

The Zoppè Family Circus, pronounced Zo-pay, finds its roots in Hungary more than 175 years ago, when a French street clown named Napoline laid eyes on an equestrian ballerina named Ermenegilda. She captured his heart, and despite her father's disapproval, the couple ran away to Italy to begin their own circus.

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Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun.... Read more ›