Love is in the F(air), y’all, so grab your partner and spend date night at the State Fair of Texas! Here are our best tips and a guided itinerary on how to sweep your date off their feet at the Fair.
Howdy, Big Tex!
Standing tall at 55 feet, Big Tex is our beloved icon at the Fair and the best wingman if you ask us. So stop by, give him a big howdy, and don’t forget to snap a selfie with him – it’s okay, he doesn’t mind being the third wheel. Who knows? This might be the start of a beautiful tradition.
Take a Foodie Adventure
Nothing bonds you more than trying new foods together – especially if they’re fried, balled, or on a stick. From traditional favorites like a corny dog or a funnel cake to the winners of the annual food competition, Big Tex Choice Awards, there are so many bites for all appetites.
*Insider Tip: Lots of the food we sell out on the grounds is shareable – which is a great option for folks on a budget.
Ride in Style
While you may not show up with the most exciting ride at the Fair, you still have an opportunity to. So, get the keys and drive cars such as a Corvette, Silverado, or the Bolt EUV at the Chevy Ride & Drive. Did we mention that it’s free, and test driving might get you some free goodies?
Sip, Sip, Fair-ay!
Explore the gardens – the beer and wine gardens. Kick back and a shady spot to enjoy an ice-cold beer or a glass of great Texas wine at the Texas Beer and Wine Garden, Magnolia Beer Garden, and other patios around the grounds.
You just might find some free live music and free samplings.
Nothing says fall in love like a little healthy competition. Test your skills on the Midway for a chance to take home a winning stuffed animal – what a cute keepsake!
The Wheel of Love
While on the Midway, take a ride on the Texas Star Ferris Wheel, otherwise known as the wheel of love – but you didn’t hear that from us. This skyline icon stands 212 ft in the air and is sure to amaze with its views of Dallas.
Need a pickup line? We’ve got you. Here it is: you make my world go ROUND and ROUND. Use at your own discretion.
Texan-Sized Music Festival
As if there weren’t more things to do at the Fair together – bust out your dancing boots and singing lungs for a free live concert on the Chevrolet Main Stage. Over 24 days, you can enjoy different headliners, and regional musicians perform live at the Fair. From country to Tejano, rock to hip-hop, this year’s Chevrolet Main Stage lineup has something for everyone. Check out the lineup here.
End Your Date With a BANG
No, literally – conclude your trip at the Mattress Firm Illumination Sensation Show. At 8 PM every night on the Esplanade, watch as we combine fireworks and high-energy pop music with engaging performances from dancers and acrobats.