Join Us at the State Fair of Texas

Big Tex at State Fair

Traditions run deep in the south and the State Fair of Texas is no exception! From Fletcher’s famous corny dogs and fried food galore to the Midway and auto show, people flock to Dallas from all over the world to attend the great State Fair of Texas!

Find all this and so much more at the State Fair of Texas September 27 through October 20 at Dallas’ Fair Park. Come see what the largest and longest-running fair in the U.S. is all about!

What to Expect

For more than 130 years, the State Fair has graced Dallas for 24 days a year on 277 acres in the heart of downtown Dallas. The State Fair of Texas has hundreds of daily shows and activities, over 100 rides and games in the Midway, 75 free concerts on the Chevrolet Main Stage, and hundreds of concession stands throughout the fairgrounds. There’s so much to see, so much to do, and way too much to eat!

This year’s iconic AT&T Red River Showdown football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners and the University of Texas Longhorns is October 12th at Cotton Bowl Stadium inside Fair Park. Reserve your hotel room now Longhorn and Sooner fans!

Courtyard by Marriott Plano Parkway at Preston Road has a special rate available the weekend of the Texas/OU game! Check it out here.

Stay & Play

There are more than 55 hotels in Plano of various price points for you to choose from when coming to visit the State Fair. Don’t want to drive to Fair Park? No problem. Stay in Plano and hop on the DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) train from Parker Road or Downtown Plano stations and ride to Fair Park. There are plenty of activities to keep you busy before and after the fair; with more than 1,000 restaurants in Plano, you can keep the foodie adventure going all weekend. Learn about our nightlife, patio dining, and shopping.

More About the Fair

Find more about the State Fair by visiting their website:

For more events in and around Plano, view our event calendar here.

Photo credit: Kevin Brown

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