The State Fair of Texas isn’t just Dallas’ most celebrated event, but it’s also regarded as one of the most highly attended and best state fairs in America. It occurs annually at the end of September and lasts for 24 days, taking place at the historic Fair Park. The event has occurred every year since 1886, with the exception of some periods during World War I and World War II. It is also the only fair in the US to include a full auto show, which dates back to 1913. Each year, the fair celebrates a theme that is important to Texas. This year’s theme is being together! Mitchell Glieber, State Fair of Texas president quotes, “None of us could have predicted all that the COVID-19 pandemic would bring with it, but we feel so grateful to carry on the State Fair’s 135-year history and welcome everyone back with a warm, "Howdy, Folks!," this year. We’re excited to make up for lost time and help families and friends from all walks of life reconnect again, while making new memories to last a lifetime.”
There’s lots of fun to be had at the State Fair of Texas. The seemingly endless list of entertainment and activities include adorable animal shows, petting farms, nightly parades, live music, thrilling rides, creative art showcases, competitions, shopping, college football games, historical exhibitions, and so much more. View the full lineup of family fun here.
Each year, the fair also prides itself on offering bigger and better food and beverages than ever before. Expect everything from corn dog ale and dessert nachos, to fried corn elotes and pickle-dilly sangria (just to name a few).
Attendees can find a whole range of helpful amenities at the fair, including a baby care center, ATMs, first aid, info booths, police stalls, lost and found, restrooms, food and beverage facilities, shops, wheelchair accessibility, and wheelchair/stroller rental. View the fair map to find out more.
3921 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75210.
The concert series on the Chevrolet Main Stage is one of the best values of the State Fair of Texas because it is totally FREE with the price of admission. Over a span of 24 days, you can enjoy different headliners and regional musicians perform live at the Fair. From country to Tejano, rock to hip-hop, this year’s Chevrolet Main Stage lineup has something for everyone.
Friday, September 24 at 8:30 PM
Saturday, September 25 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, September 25 at 8:30 PM
LA ENERGIA NORTEÑA
Sunday, September 26 at 5:30 PM
LITTLE JOE Y LA FAMILIA
Thursday, September 30 at 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM
Friday, October 1 at 8:30 PM
and many, many more!!
Whether you’re a seasoned RVer or want to give RVing a go for the first time, you’re sure to love traveling to the State Fair of Texas in a recreational vehicle. If you don’t own your own, then you can easily rent an RV through RVshare. Not only will you love taking in the sights of Texas from the front seat, but it gives you a cozy and budget-friendly place to stay during your time visiting the fair.
There are a number of great RV-friendly parks located within a short drive from the fair, including:
RVing is the perfect option for those wishing to visit the State Fair of Texas. It allows you to enjoy all of the comforts of home (like a fully-stocked kitchen, private bathroom, and comfortable bed), as well as the ability to escape the hustle and bustle of the fair whenever you please.
The State Fair of Texas has partnered with Dallas-area hotels offering exclusive pricing for our out-of-town visitors.
Take U.S 75 (North Central Expressway) South toward Dallas. Take Exit 284A to connect to Interstate 30 East (toward Texarkana). Take Exit 48A and follow directions to Fair Park.
Take Interstate 35E North to downtown Dallas. Take Exit 428B to connect to Interstate 30 East (toward Texarkana). Take Exit 48A and follow directions to Fair Park.
Take Interstate 30 West toward downtown Dallas. Take exit 49B and follow directions to Fair Park.
Via Public Transport
State Fair visitors can ride the DART Rail Green Line to two stations – Fair Park Station, located on Parry Avenue at the entrance to the fairgrounds, and MLK, Jr. Station, located south of R.B. Cullum Blvd. and convenient to the MLK fairground entrance (Gate 6).
Alternatively, attendees can ride the Trinity Railway Express from any of ten stations in Tarrant County or Dallas County to meet up with the DART Rail Green Line in Dallas.
Parking is $20 per space used at the official State Fair of Texas lots. Parking spaces for the disabled require a designated license plate or hang tag. More information on parking lot locations can be found on the State Fair Parking Map.
You can purchase tickets to attend the State Fair of Texas online now. The fair even lets you buy your food and ride coupons in advance so you can skip the lines.
Attendees have the option of purchasing a 2021 Season Pass (starting at just $50), General Admission Combo Packs (from $24), Special Event Tickets (from $5), and more. While some tickets can be purchased at the gate, buying them online will save you both time and money.
At RVshare, we love helping people merge their love for fun events with the desire to travel, enjoy the scenery, and spend quality time with loved ones. Staying in an RV for the State Fair of Texas doesn’t just give you peace of mind, but also allows you to enjoy your travels to the Dallas area as you soak up the sights. Regardless of whether you choose to visit the State Fair of Texas in an RV rental from us or use other accommodations, we’d love to see pictures of your trip! Send us photos at [email protected], and tag us on social media to share details and tips about your visit. Your adventures could even be featured on our blog or social media!
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Please note, this is not the official source of the event information. While we try to be as comprehensive as possible, some details may have changed since the time this article was written. Please confirm final details with the official event page.