2018 Livestock Show – Exhibitor Information

Plan to exhibit a livestock animal at the 2018 State Fair of Texas?

The sections below contain useful information about showing your exhibit at the State Fair. Be sure to bookmark this page and visit it often as update are made regularly.

2018 Schedule

2018 Schedule

Exhibitor Handbook – Presented by Purple Circle

The livestock Exhibitor Handbook includes all contest and show rules for the 2018 State Fair.

2018 Exhibitor Handbook

Entry Applications & Worksheets

Entry Applications & Worksheets

Skillathon Study Guides

Beef Sheep Swine

Public Speaking Contest


Job Interview Contest


Host Hotel

The Sheraton Dallas is once again serving as the official host hotel for all State Fair of Texas livestock exhibitors. For exclusive rate specials, directions and contact information, visit the host hotel page.

Host Hotel Information

Directions & Unloading

Livestock Unloading Map. Click to Enlarge.

Exhibiting livestock at the State Fair? Use the following maps and unloading directions to make the drop-off process easy.

Unloading Process

All Animals and Trailers

  • Exit 49B (Dolphin Rd.) off I-30
  • Enter Gate 15 the entire 24-day run of the State Fair

Livestock Exhibitor Parking

  • Livestock exhibitor parking lot located on Bank Street (access from Haskell Ave.).
  • Vehicle passes valid for vehicle only.
  • Admission pass required for each person.

Print Unloading Map

 Frequently Asked Questions

Coming Soon


Judges participating in the 2018 State Fair will be announced as commitments are made.

2018 Livestock Show Judges


Results from State Fair livestock shows, contests and auction will be posted as soon as they become available.


Weight Breaks

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Need more help?

Contact the State Fair Livestock Department at 214-421-8723.