The Oklahoma State Fair: A History

Join Best of Books and the authors of THE OKLAHOMA STATE FAIR: A HISTORY, Bob Burke and Gini Moore Campbell for an in-person signing!

Thursday, December 9th at 5:30pm CDT.

This event is free and open to the public.


About the authors: 

BOB BURKE, born in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, has written more historical non-fiction books than anyone else in history. He earned a law degree from Oklahoma City University and received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from OCU and a BA in journalism from the University of Oklahoma. Burke’s 140 books have won many awards, including three Pulitzer Prize nominations. Burke is a member of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame, and the Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame. He is father to Robert, Amy, and Cody, stepfather to Natalie, Lauren, and Calli, and grandfather to Nathan, Jon, Ridge, Fallon, Greyson, Mia, Emerson, Sutton, Charlie, and Cameron. He and his wife, Chimene, live in Oklahoma City where he practices law and writes books.

GINI MOORE CAMPBELL is an Oklahoma City native and member of the Choctaw Nation. With the Oklahoma Hall of Fame for more than 30 years, she has played an integral role in the growth of the publishing and scholarship programs and serves as scriptwriter and executive producer for its annual Induction Ceremony. Campbell has served many worthwhile Oklahoma causes and organizations, including past president for the Friends of the Oklahoma Center for the Book under the Library of Congress. As author/co- author, she has more than 300 published articles and several books to her credit and has edited more than 400 titles on Oklahoma’s rich history. Campbell earned her education through Oklahoma City Public Schools, the University of Central Oklahoma, and the University of Phoenix. With her husband Chris she makes her home northwest of Oklahoma City and is the proud mother of Corbin and his wife Kaleigh, who are expecting their first child in the spring, and extended family of Dillon, his wife Kelsey, and son Campbell.


Event date: 
Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
1313 E. Danforth
Edmond, OK 73034