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Fair Hours

The 2016 State Fair opens at 10 a.m. Friday, September 30, 2016.  Be sure to mark your calendar and join us for 24 days of family fun and entertainment. Want a reminder? Sign up for the Big Tex Insider e-newsletter. You’ll also receive the inside scoop on shows, attractions, Big Tex store promotions, and even receive a special message from Big Tex himself on your birthday. Insiders hear about all things State Fair of Texas before the gates even open, so sign up today!

Hours of Operation

The 2016 State Fair of Texas will run from Friday, September 30, to Sunday, October 23, 2016. A daily schedule of all performances and events will be published here on this website or can be found in the Visitor’s Guide distributed at each of the information booths located throughout the fairgrounds.

Gates open daily at 7 a.m.

Exhibit buildings, outdoor exhibits and food concessions are open:
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. – Sundays through Thursdays
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. – Fridays and Saturdays
Midway and museum hours vary daily.

The performance schedule for headliners on the Chevrolet Main Stage is announced each year during the summer. The daily schedule of all activities and events is continually updated as new shows and attractions are added to the State Fair line-up.

Do you have questions about accessibility? See our Frequently Asked Questions.

State Fair FAQs Daily Schedule Chevrolet Main Stage

State Fair Tickets

Don’t forget, you can buy your tickets and coupons for the State Fair of Texas in advance – online or at any Kroger or Walgreen’s location in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area.

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