COVID-19 Update

April 15, 2020

Howdy folks,

I hope this finds you and your loved ones well. While we are currently in the unprecedented time of COVID-19 and our staff is working from home, I want you to know that planning and preparations continue for the 2020 State Fair of Texas. Producing an event of this size and scope, that Texans and visitors from around the world have come to expect, requires year-round efforts from our hardworking State Fair team to continue in the hopes we are able to open this year.

The health and safety of our guests, staff, and partners are our top priority. We are closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation and will circulate necessary communications, as needed, related to the annual State Fair of Texas.

Unless any orders are in place by local, state, or federal agencies, or health and safety concerns exist, the State Fair of Texas will plan on welcoming guests as usual while implementing all preventive measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other relevant health agencies. The State Fair of Texas already maintains very high standards for cleanliness, which assists with illness protection, and we have numerous safety protocols in place. Nevertheless, we are planning to implement additional safety measures to help prevent the spread of illness.

Despite the uncertainties we all face during this time, we look forward to September and having Big Tex welcome everyone to the most Texan place on Earth. However, you can rest assured the State Fair of Texas will do what is right for the health and wellness of our community-at-large.

Check back to regularly or follow the State Fair of Texas (@StateFairofTX) on social media to receive the latest on this year’s State Fair. I hope to see y’all at the Fair this fall.

Warmest regards,

Mitchell Glieber
State Fair of Texas