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Ag-venture Activities

The State Fair of Texas is a great place to learn about farming and ranching – we even have fun activities for the littlest fairgoers!

Each day there are lots of different activities to let you explore and learn. Check the daily schedule for a complete list which can vary.

Big Tex’s Farmyard – Presented by Farm Credit

barnyardCalves, piglets, hatching chicks and more can be found at Big Tex’s Farmyard. Learn how farmers and ranchers produce food to feed the world and how animals are cared for and raised. There are fun photo opportunities with Big Tex and other barnyard animals.

Open daily  from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Suitable for all ages
New location next to the Kids’ Boardwalk

AgriQuest – Presented by Dairy MAX

agriquestPlay to win free groceries. Start your scavenger hunt at one of several AgriQuest stations around the livestock area of the fairgrounds. Join the QUEST for the common denominator. Use QR codes to track your journey or use one of the passports found at a State Fair Information Center. Prizes for all who complete AgriQuest, plus daily, weekly and grand prizes. FREE.

Children’s Health Barnyard – Presented by Children’s Health

childrensbarnGet up close and personal with a variety of animals, from giraffes and zebras to pigs and goats. While you’re there, don’t forget to visit the nursery where sows, ewes, nanny goats and their young are spotlighted.

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Suitable for all ages

Little Hands on the Farm – Presented by Walmart

littlehandsKids love this miniature farm where they can plant seeds, gather eggs and drive a tiny tractor before harvesting crops and taking them to market. With the earnings from the crops they sell, kiddos can purchase a snack in the General Store.

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Suitable for toddlers to eight years old

Food and Fiber Pavilion

The Food and Fiber Pavilion is a 25,000-square-foot exhibition hall located in the heart of the State Fair. The pavilion is used to display valuable state resources and the diverse Texas agriculture industry. It includes two GO TEXAN stores selling Texas-made products, educational and entertaining events, interactive exhibits and GO TEXAN member product sampling.