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More to see and do at the State Fair in 2016.

A trip to the Fairgrounds is more than just fun and games, it gives everyone in the family to learn more about the city, state and world in which we live. Make plans now to visit these exciting attractions on your trip to the State Fair of Texas.

For a full listing of shows, activities and attractions visit our daily schedule.

Daily Schedule

Budweiser Clydesdales


Last appearing at the Fair in 2005, the Budweiser Clydesdales are making a long-awaited return to the great State Fair of Texas. After serving as a fairgoer favorite for so many years, the beloved Budweiser Clydesdales are back by popular demand – returning as a special exhibit, open all 24 days of the Fair. Guests of all ages can see these renowned horses up close, as well as learn about the history of the Clydesdales and their role as ambassadors for Anheuser-Busch. The Budweiser Clydesdales Stable Display is located in Chevrolet Park Plaza. 

 The Taylor Swift Experience ™

16._new_ttse_300x214After a history-making run at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, The Taylor Swift Experience™ is making its way to the Lone Star State with a brand new collection of memorabilia from the superstar’s archive as a featured exhibit at The State Fair of Texas. The famed exhibit takes fans through her journey as a singer, songwriter and global superstar, showcasing memorable performance costumes, tour photos, and instruments. Located in the Hall of State.

Texas Exhibits in the Hall of State

16_new_hot_300x214 In addition to hosting The Taylor Swift Experience™, the Hall of State brings fairgoers a taste of Texas with three other exhibits dedicated to the Lone Star State and its history. “Six Nations over Texas” tells the story of the six countries whose flags have flown over Texas and includes rare artifacts from each nation. Fairgoers can learn all about the American West and its prevalence in Texas culture through the “Ways of the West” exhibit. Guests looking to brush up on their cow herding skills can learn all about the traditional cowboy lifestyle in “Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy.”

Mundo Latino: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel
The Exhibition

16_schedule_img_sistineAppearing in America for the first time ever this one-of-a-kind showcase recreates one of the world’s greatest artistic achievements through photographic reproduction displayed in its original size. For art lovers who might not get the chance to visit Michelangelo’s masterpiece in Italy, this innovative interpretation is certainly a way to experience the timeless piece of art without traveling internationally. Located in the Women’s Museum Building. Additional admission required.

Sepia Magazine: A Legacy in Photography

16_schedule_img_aamAn exhibition featuring 100 historical photographs spanning three decades of the Fort Worth-based magazine, Sepia. A collaboration between Richland College and the African American Museum in Fair Park, the exhibition will feature the photographs from the out-of-print magazine that include noteworthy figures and editorial images from the Sepia Magazine Photographic Archive, which contains more than 10,000 photographs owned by the African American Museum. Located in the African American Museum.

Feeding Demos at the Children’s Aquarium

15_museum_aquariumJoin the staff of the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park as they demonstrate how they feed some of their most unique underwater friends. The child-friendly aquarium offers interactive exhibits for hands-on exploration including a coastal touch pool filled with horseshoe crabs, hermit crabs, lobsters and more. The outdoor pavilion features Stingray Bay, where guests can feed and interact with cownose rays. Located at the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. Additional admission required.

Fun at the Texas Discovery Garden

15_museum_discoverygardensA perfect spot to stop for a little rest and relaxation, Texas Discovery Gardens offers entertainment the whole family will enjoy! Local organic gardens can be found outside, while the indoor section features a tropical butterfly house with hundreds of free-flying exotic butterflies. The “Snakesss of Texasss!” exhibit returns again, including native reptiles of all shapes and sizes. Daily events include butterfly releases at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., along with monarch tagging demos at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Snake feeding talks are held on Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. Open daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Additional admission required.

Texas Cultural Partnership

16_attraction_culturalptnrshipA unique experience that brings talent from across the globe for all fairgoers to enjoy. Taking inspiration from countries far and wide, a variety of local and regional dance groups perform on Saturdays and Sundays in Marine Corps Square, in front of the Women’s Museum.


2016 texas Cultural Partnership Schedule

Day/DateExhibit NameTimes
Saturday, October 1Aloha O Hawaii Polynesian Dance Group10:00am, 11:20am
Mexico 2000 Ballet Folklórico10:30am, 11:50am
Philippine Dance Company of San Antonio11:00am, 12:50pm
Fire on the Mountain Cloggers12:20pm, 2:40pm
SOL Ballet Folklórico1:10pm, 3:10pm
Bluebonnet Scottish Country Dancers1:40pm, 5:20pm, 6:00pm
Ballet Folklorico Raices del Peru - Houston2:00pm, 6:40pm
San Antonio Contra Dancers2:20pm
Keist & Arcadia Park Recreation Center Folklorico Dancers5:00pm, 5:40pm
Ollimpaxqui Ballet Co.6:20pm, 7:00pm
Sunday, October 2Bluebonnet Scottish Country Dancers10:00am, 1:30pm
Ballet Folklorico Raices del Peru - Houston10:20am, 1:10pm
San Antonio Contra Dancers10:40am, 12:20pm
Aloha O Hawaii Polynesian Dance Group11:00am, 12:40pm
Philippine Dance Company of San Antonio11:30am, 2:40pm
Fire on the Mountain Cloggers11:50am, 2:10pm
Jagoda – Polish Folk Dance Ensemble1:50pm, 3:00pm
Salaam Dabke Troupe3:20pm
Sisters of Arani5:00pm, 6:50pm
Alpine Dancers5:20pm, 6:20pm
Grace Hula Dance Company5:50pm, 7:10pm
Saturday, October 8Orleta – Polish Folk Dance Ensemble Of Dallas TX10:00am, 11:00am
Sampradaya Performing Arts10:20am, 11:40am
Raices Argentinas10:40am, 1:00pm
Ayubu Kamau Kings and Queens11:20am, 1:20pm
Manzanilla Flamenca12:00pm, 1:40pm
Hula Hulau Ohana Elikapeka12:30pm, 7:30pm
Ballet Folklórico De San Antonio2:10pm, 7:00pm
Ilê Bahia de San Antonio / Capoeira Luanda2:40pm, 5:30pm
Guadalupe Dance Company and Academy3:10pm, 6:00pm
Lebanese Folkdancers of St. George Maronite Church5:00pm, 6:30pm
Sunday, October 9Guadalupe Dance Company and Academy10:00am, 12:00pm
Ballet Folklórico De San Antonio10:20am, 11:30am
Hula Hulau Ohana Elikapeka10:40am, 1:50pm
Ilê Bahia de San Antonio / Capoeira Luanda11:00am, 1:00pm
Lebanese Folkdancers of St. George Maronite Church12:30pm, 2:30pm
Cru Capaill Academy of Irish Dance1:30pm
McTeggart Irish Dancers of North Texas2:10pm, 5:20pm
Maguire Academy of Irish Dance3:00pm, 6:00pm
Dalida Bellydance Troupe5:00pm, 6:30pm
Chao Phra Ya Thai Cultural Performing Art5:40pm, 6:50pm
Saturday, October 15Just Fabulous Belly Dance10:00am, 10:50am
Samba Vida Drum & Dance10:20am, 12:00pm
Keola's Hula Hulau11:10am, 1:50pm
Brazen Bellies11:40am, 12:30
Lee's White Leopard Kung Fu School12:50pm, 2:40pm
Chilean Folklife1:20pm, 3:40pm
Ballet Folklórico Festival2:20pm, 4:40pm
Faisan Folklorico Mexican Dance3:10pm, 5:20pm
Mitotiliztli Yaoyollohtli4:10pm, 6:10pm
Panamanian Folklore Dancers Of Killeen5:00pm, 6:40pm
SANJ Bhangra5:50pm, 7:00pm
Sunday, October 16Chilean Folklife10:00am, 2:00pm
Faisan Folklorico Mexican Dance10:30am, 2:50pm
The Desert Diamonds11:00am, 1:00pm
Pomegranate Vibrato11:30am, 3:40pm
SANJ Bhangra11:50am, 2:30pm
Samba Vida Drum & Dance12:10pm, 1:30pm
Ballet Folklórico Festival12:40pm, 3:20pm
Daniel de Córdoba Bailes Españoles4:00pm, 6:30pm
Zorya Ukrainian Dance Ensemble4:20pm, 6:00pm
Na’Di El-Raks4:50pm, 5:40pm
I Colori Italiani of the Italian Club of Dallas5:10pm, 6:50pm
Saturday, October 22Tribal Evolution10:00am, 11:30am
The Dallas Highland Dancers10:20am, 11:50am
Ka Pa Hula O Manulani10:40am, 12:20pm
Murphy Highland Dance Academy11:00am, 12:40pm
Promenade Squares1:10pm, 2:30pm
Csárdás Hungarian Dancers of Austin1:30pm, 3:20pm
Masti Dance Academy2:00pm, 3:50pm
Indigo Rose2:50pm, 5:10pm
Gazelle Turkish Folk Dance Group4:20pm, 6:10pm
The Cadence Cloggers of San Antonio4:50pm, 6:40pm
Bulgarian Dance Ensemble “LYUSH”5:40pm, 7:00pm
Sunday, October 23Promenade Squares10:00am, 11:40am
El Patio Flamenco10:20am, 2:50pm
Wings of Isis Professional Belly Dance10:40am, 1:10pm
Gazelle Turkish Folk Dance Group11:10am, 12:40pm
The Cadence Cloggers of San Antonio12:00pm, 1:40pm
Johara Dance Ensemble12:20pm, 2:30pm
Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble2:00pm, 3:30pm
Conte de Loyo Flamenco Theatre3:10pm, 4:50pm
Samba Dallas4:00pm
Inishfree School of Irish Dance Dallas4:30pm, 5:30pm
Estampas Del Peru DFW5:10pm
Grupo Pakal5:50pm