State Fair of Texas
The State Fair of Texas celebrates all things Texan by promoting agriculture, education, and community involvement through quality entertainment in a family-friendly environment.
Since its establishment in 1886, the State Fair of Texas has celebrated all things Texan by promoting agriculture, education, and community involvement through quality entertainment in a family-friendly environment. As a non-profit organization, the Fair serves as an advocate for the community through its commitment to preserving Fair Park and continuing to build upon its legacy as a National Historic Landmark. At 24 consecutive days, the State Fair of Texas is the longest-running fair in the nation, as well as one of the largest. As shown by its tremendous growth, the Fair is able to continuously evolve while staying true to its original purpose. Through its rich and lengthy history, it remains evident that the State Fair serves not only as an annual celebration, but as a unique destination that brings people together and allows them to create lifelong memories.
Love it! Conceal carry friendly in fact if you carry show the cop your license and you bypass the metal detectors and jump straight to the front of the line. Lots of good food a d bargains for everyone. The cat and dog show is amazing as a whole they do a great job and so does Dallas police for keeping everyone safe and enjoying themselves!
Excellent place every year for Texas.... good for family and friends better as a group.... taste everything in Texas specially funnel cakes, corn dog and turkey legs top best foods. I also like you have three weeks before it's over......... and location you can see it on your way there love the lights at night when entering and exiting everything with easy even through a big crowd ......live entertainment ,Auto shows, big Ferris wheel rides you name it.
There's no place like the State Fair of Texas! You can go all out and spend a fortune on the full Fair experience. Or you can do a little research, and have a fun, affordable day at the Fair. Some advice: 1. Ride DART Rail. 2. Go on a discount day -- usually Thursdays. 3. Check the schedule before you go, so you don't miss any of the many, many free shows and exhibits. 4. Several of the museums have discount admission while you're there. 5. The aquarium has a really cool stingray exhibit. You can pet and feed the stingrays, and it's very kid-friendly. 6. Don't plan to meet people in your party at the Big Tex statue. It's a huge pavilion, and you'll never find your friend. 7. If you don't feel like buying tickets, there is a cash snack bar at the back of the agriculture pavilion (in the livestock barn). 8. Research which snack kiosks were the winners of the Big Tex awards, and map out where to find them. You don't want to miss the awesome random food at the State Fair.
If you've never been to the State Fair, it's worth at least a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Be sure to get your tickets elsewhere (DART runs a great discount with a day travel pass, as well as other outside vendors for weekday entrance discounts). Look ahead of time to see what food you want and where it is, and plan to only eat one meal there. Bring a backpack with snacks and water bottles if you're really trying to save. Otherwise, it's worth it to shop, enjoy some of the odd food, fun sights and rides for the kids.
Best fair in the USA! The cold homemade natural root beer, is really tasty. The fried food, the best ever. You even get to preview the best VR goggles out on the planet. Gets you a good idea of what you want for Christmas! If you live in the North Texas area, it's a good, and local safe place to be during October! Meet the new Big Tex! The only negative thing about this is that depending what day you go on, it might be very crowded. Worth checking out!