In Texas we do everything bigger. And that definitely includes the State Fair of Texas! This year’s fair opens on September 30th, and runs through October 23rd, 10:00AM to 10:00PM daily.
The State Fair of Texas has something for everyone, including great college football played in the Cotton Bowl right on the State Fair grounds.
Every fall the State Fair hosts two college games with big rivalries, the Red River Classic featuring Oklahoma University and The University of Texas, and The State Fair Classic featuring Grambling University and Prairie View A&M.
The Fair also boasts 3 music stages with free concerts daily. This year the acts range from Nelly, to Le Freak, to The Kumbia Kings, to Skillet. No matter your musical taste, the State Fair has something for you!
It just wouldn’t be the State Fair of Texas without some of the best tasting really high calorie foods including corn dogs, turkey legs, frito pies and sausages on a stick. Not to mention last year’s winner of the Big Tex Choice Most Creative Award for the Smoky Bacon Margarita.
Add to all of this the Midway with tons of great games and rides, the livestock competitions, stages for local performers, beer gardens, craft and cooking competitions, and more! Do yourself a favor and come on down!