“Just like your county fair, fair goers will get to taste homemade recipes, catch a ride on a hay wagon or eat at a chuck wagon. They’ll also get to test drive a tractor, see the latest in irrigation technology, learn to build a cistern tank and watch demonstrations on everything from raising barns to truck shows that test the pulling power of the latest models,” he adds.

Unique to the State Fair of Texas are events like the Reliant Starlight Parade thatglides through Fair Park as the USMC Drum & Bugle Corps leads off the parade each evening at 7:15 p.m.

On Oct. 6, college football takes the center stage when the Southwest Airlines State Fair Classictakes place at the Cotton Bowlfeaturing Grambling State vs. Prairie View A&M. (6 p.m. kickoff).

And what Texan doesn’t like a good truck? Texans love them, in fact, and the TRUCK ZONE is where to find them at the Fair. Fairgoers will enjoy entertainment and new offerings from Chevy, Ford, Toyota, and GMC, as well as a few surprises. Fair goers can also enjoy weekend music stages at the Toyota and Chevy pavilions. The Truck Zone is located adjacent to the Automobile Building and along First Avenue near the Music Hall. 

Once again, part of the Fair will be the Mobile Tours rolling into the State Fair throughout its 24-day run, featuring energy issues, health info, games, giveaways, and new technology. The sponsored, mobile displays are located throughout the grounds throughout the fair schedule.

From the famous Midway to special livestock and animal events to a pig stampede for the kids to featuring all the products of Texas agriculture, the State Fair of Texas offers a little of everything for every member of the family. The fair runs Sept. 28 through Oct. 21 in Dallas.