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State Fair Football Showdown – Southern University v. Texas Southern University

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In its inaugural year, the Jaguars of Southern University and Tigers from Texas Southern University will travel to Dallas for the State Fair Football Showdown.

The third weekend in October will be filled with HBCU football, Battle of the Bands, College Fair, Star Light parade and a procession of brass bands. Finish the State Fair season with a bang by joining us at the all-new State Fair Football Showdown.

Game tickets can be purchased through each university’s athletic office or by clicking the link below.

A ticket to the 2018 State Fair Football Showdown includes admission to the State Fair of Texas on game day – Saturday, October 20, 2018.

Nearby Lodging
The State Fair Football Showdown has partnered with the Hilton Anatole to provide the best rates for alumni and fans visiting from around the country. We are sure you will enjoy your trip to the State Fair Football Showdown, State Fair of Texas and at our partner hotel. For reservations, call 1-855-516-1090 or click to visit their website.

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Mission Statement

The State Fair of Texas celebrates all things Texan by promoting agriculture, education, and community involvement through quality entertainment in a family-friendly environment.

The State Fair of Texas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


Fairtime Parking Address

925 S. Haskell
Dallas, Texas 75223



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