If you’re in for some Texas-style entertainment, look no further than the annual Texas State Fair. But make no mistake: this is by no means your average county fair. The event embodies all the unique aspects of Texas: for every single day of the 24 day long event, there’s something exciting to look forward to, from the legendary music performances, pig races, fried food and beer, barn animals, exhibits, and of course, football. There will be something for all ages to enjoy, experience, eat, and dance to, guaranteed! And while there are many rides to choose from, if you only have time for one, make sure that you go on the Texas Star. The views from this iconic Ferris wheel are breathtaking: you’ll get to see the sparkling Dallas skyline, the Cotton Bowl, and the Fair Park. And here’s a tip for first-timers: take a selfie with Big Tex, a 55-foot cowboy statue that’s acted as the fair’s mascot since 1952! It’s considered a rite of passage, after all.
The historical Texas State Fair has come a long way since its beginnings in 1886, and it’s now now one of America’s best state fairs, consistently recognized for its incredible array of family-friendly experiences enjoyed by an impressive crowd.
With an estimated 2 million attendees in 2018, there is no doubt that this event only continues to grow bigger each year. The roots of this fair may have been founded on promoting agriculture, education, and community through world-class entertainment for the whole family, but it’s become a top attraction in the United States and a huge reason why people travel to Texas during the fall. We highly recommend you make the trip out to the Lone Star State to understand why.
The Texas State Fair is held at the sprawling grounds of the historic Fair Park located at 1300 Robert B Cullum Boulevard, Dallas, Texas.
If you’re planning to go on all 24 days of the fair, you’ll get to save on tickets with the season pass. General Admission combo packs and special event tickets are available too. Separate coupons are available for the food and rides.
The DART train is the best way to get around Dallas. Driving or taking your car rental for longer distances is recommended. There are also ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, as well as cabs.
Choose from a wide range of accommodation options near the Fair Park. Whether you’re on a budget trip or are ready to splurge for the Texas State Fair, finding a hotel that’s a few train stops or a quick cab ride away are easy.
For the best deals in Dallas make sure you book in advance. Head to the map below for all the hotels, motels, lodges and Airbnb’s near the Fair.
Dallas is a gorgeous city famous for a ton of things. It’s BIG in art, food, culture, history, and music, to name a few. The museums are up the wazoo: from the Dallas Museum of Art, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Frontiers of Flight Museum, and the Nasher Sculpture Center must not be missed. Head over to Lower Greenville to unwind with drinks; the bars here offer a low-intensity night out but are still huge on fun nonetheless. If you’d like some music with that drink, check out Deep Ellum.
The Texas State Fair happens next from September 27 through October 20, 2019.
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