It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the State Fair of Texas will not open for the 2020 season. Our mission at the Fair is to celebrate all things Texan and with that comes...being friendly, lending a helping hand, and looking out for others. This year, those essential traits of being a Texan matter more than ever. Right now, we must take care of our neighbors and loved ones.
The Fair's commitment to our nonprofit mission of promoting agriculture, education, and community involvement will continue. In addition, we commit to maintaining as many participation opportunities as possible for both livestock and creative arts - stay tuned for more updates on these contests.
We have been around for 134 years and though we may not see each other in person this year, we can promise you we will be counting down the days until we can celebrate in 2021 and the many State Fair's ahead of us. We will be waiting with open arms to welcome you back next year in true Texas-fashion with the biggest and best, “Howdy, Folks!”
We appreciate your understanding, and overall love and dedication toward the State Fair of Texas.
The Texas State Fair consistently ranks as one of the top two most attended fairs in North America. In 2019, the fair attracted over 2,514,637 guests and held the top spot on CarnivalWarehouse.com's Annual Top 50 Fairs ranking. The fairs midway is primarily an independent midway with attractions provided by a variety of operators including Talley Amusements, Wood Entertainment, S&J Entertainment, Triple T Amusements, Fair Ride Entertainment, Mr. Eds Magical Midways, Bishop Amusements, among others. The fairgrounds hosts several permanent attractions as well including the iconic Texas Star Giant Wheel that is owned by Talley Amusements.
The 2021 fair will be held September 24 through October 17 in Dallas.