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Dallas State Fair of Texas 2018: Everything You Need To Know

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Howdy Folks! The State Fair of Texas is almost here and we can already smell the fair food looming in the air. We’ve rounded up the most important tidbits for you to learn before you slip on your boots and head out the door for some Texas-sized fun.

Here’s everything you need to know.

The State Fair of Texas 2018


When: September 28 – October 21, 2018

Where: Historic Fair Park. The administration building’s physical address is 3921 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas, TX 75210 (only a few miles from Magnolia Dallas Downtown)

Hours of Operation: FridaySaturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sundays – Thursdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. State Fair of Texas Midway and Fair Park Museum hours vary.

Theme: “Celebrating Texas Innovation”

Ticket Prices:

-General Admission: $18 
-Kids under 48″ tall: $14 
-Seniors 60 and over: $14 
-Children 2 and under: Free 
-Seniors 60 and over: Free every Thursday (Oct. 4, Oct. 11, and Oct. 18) 

Parking: $15 for self-parking.

Daily Activities Include: Starlight Parade at 7 p.m. and the Illumination Sensation lights and fireworks show at 8 p.m.

What’s New this Year:

1). Livestock Birthing Barn.

2). More Football.

3). Amazing Archery.

4). 3 New Midway Rides.

5). Backyard Steak-Out and Pizzeria.

6). All-Star Stunt Dog Show.

7). Team BIG AIR! and so much more


Food: Classics include Corny Dogs and turkey legs, but that’s only a sliver of what you can expect to be served at the Fair this year. Texans take pride in their food, so you will be inundated with delicious options everywhere you look.

If you like anything and everything deep fried, then you won’t want to miss the Big Tex Choice Awards. On the menu this year: Fried ranch.

For a full list of frequently asked questions and answers, visit The State Fair of Texas’ website to learn more.

Coming in from out of town to attend the State Fair of Texas this year? Reserve your room at nearby Magnolia Dallas Downtown today!