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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Master Gardeners host successful plant sale

Master Gardners Plant Party 2022

The Cleveland County Master Gardeners hosted their annual Garden Party and Plant Sale recently at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 615 E. Robinson St., Norman. Despite cooler weather the turnout exceeded expectations this year. 

“We had...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

Norman Farm Market now at The Well

The Well

Things are happening at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds with the numbers and types of events continually expanding. As part of the Cleveland County’s vision for the fairgrounds and courthouse complex, the Cleveland County Wellness Square (also ...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Educational groups give back to community

Busy Bees Quilts

On Veterans Day, Busy Bees made and donated over 20 quilts to Vietnam Veterans. Many of those were presented to those vets during a special ceremony at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds on Nov. 11 and included a beautiful cake and refreshments. 


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Posted on: December 15, 2021

County Fair 2021 new recap page now live


In 2021, Cleveland County fair board members fully committed to putting on the best fair ever, and it showed. Cleveland County leadership, staff and fair board members were excited about bringing the full fair back after limiting the 2020 fair to...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Horse show provides fun for spectators, participants

Charlotte Spires

The annual Cleveland County Horse Show, hosted the weekend prior to the county fair is a favorite for many in the horse community. It’s also great entertainment for spectators or for anyone who wants to know more about the sport.

“One o...

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Fun, competition and learning drive exhibitors to try their hand at the fair

Fair Exhibition

Exhibitors at the annual Cleveland County Free Fair come from across the county and include all ages and backgrounds. While some exhibitors enjoy the competition others simply like learning and experiencing new things.

For Ashley Hughes, entering exhibits ...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Employee Spotlight: County Fairgrounds Manager Bryan Jenkins

Bryan Jenkins

Fairgrounds Manager Bryan Jenkins has devoted 33 years of service to Cleveland County, all working at the fairgrounds.

 “I started as a maintenance man at the county fairgrounds in 1987,” Jenkins said. “Later, I was m...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Behind the scenes with the Cleveland County Free Fair

Fairgrounds staff Sandy McClure, John Zedeker, Holly Rains and Fairgrounds Manager Bryan Jenkins.

Every year, families enjoy the Cleveland County Free Fair, but few realize what goes into the preparation for this event.

“Some of the planning is year-round, but the real preparation starts about March. The fair is always the weekend after Labor Day,” sai...

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