A 24-day showcase of entertainment, exhibits and competition, it is presented in Dallas each fall in historic Fair Park, a 277-acre complex recognized for its beautiful landscaping and unique collection of art deco architecture.
Founded in Dallas in 1886 by a group of civic leaders who wanted to focus attention on their young city’s accomplishments and prospects, the State Fair of Texas has consistently offered its visitors a first look at the newest and best in products and performances.
Many national corporations and local businesses participate in the Fair as sponsors and exhibitors. The event’s total economic impact on the Dallas/ Fort Worth area has been calculated at more than $600 million annually. State Fair of Texas, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation. It receives no funds from state, federal or local government and is entirely self-supporting. Programs and policies are set by a 55-member board of directors.
This year, the State Fair of Texas will open daily, September 26 through October 19, 2014. Exhibit hours are Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Make sure to stop by and say hi to Big Tex!