State Fair of Texas 2019

“Celebrating Texas Creativity” is the theme of the 2019 State Fair of Texas, which runs Sept. 27-Oct. 20 in Fair Park. In addition to new exhibits and shows, ribbon-winning entries in Creative Arts, and one-of-a-kind fair foods, special activities during the fair’s 24-day schedule include free concerts on the Main Stage and college football games in the Cotton Bowl. Daily activities include the Starlight Parade at 7 p.m. and the Illumination Sensation lights and fireworks show at 8 p.m. Must do’s include a visit to Big Tex, rides and carnival games on the midway.

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Enter a capThe last rays of sunlight fall over Big Tex as crowds fill the State Fair of Texas.(2018 File Photo/Smiley N. Pool)

TICKET PRICES:
• General Admission: $18
• Kids ages 3-12: $14
• Seniors 60 and older: $14
• Children 2 and younger: Free
• Seniors 60 and over: Free every Thursday (Oct. 3, Oct. 10, and Oct. 17)

HOURS: Gates open daily at 7 a.m. (except for Sept. 27, when they open at 10 a.m.). State Fair of Texas exhibit buildings open at 10 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays. Opening times and closing times vary for the midway and museums.

PARKING: Self parking is available on official State Fair lots for $20 per space. Valet parking is available for $40 at Gate 5 (Grand Avenue) daily and at Gate 2 (Perry-Haskell) on Saturdays and Sundays.

RIDING DART: Take the Green Line to Fair Park Station or MLK Jr. Station.

USING UBER: A drop-off and pickup area is at the intersection of Pacific and Gurley, just outside Gate 1. When leaving, exit the fairgrounds before requesting your ride.

TIME AND DATE

Fri, Sep 27, 2019
From 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sat, Sep 28, 2019
From 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sun, Sep 29, 2019
From 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Mon, Sep 30, 2019
From 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Tue, Oct 1, 2019
From 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Wed, Oct 2, 2019
From 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Thu, Oct 3, 2019
From 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Fri, Oct 4, 2019
From 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sat, Oct 5, 2019
From 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sun, Oct 6, 2019
From 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

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