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Opening Day of the 2019 State Fair of Texas

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The gates swing open at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 27 for the 2019 State Fair of Texas! Don’t miss all the fun Opening Day activities including the Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting.


The Opening Day Ceremony is a State Fair tradition that celebrates the first day of the annual event on the Hall of State Steps. Held at 7 p.m., the ceremony includes special appearances, the presentation of awards, a performance by the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, Kilgore Rangerettes, and more. Join us as we officially begin the celebration of all things Texan.

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