For the fifth year, the State Fair of Texas is offering Sensory-Friendly Mornings at the Fair every Wednesday – October 4, 11, and 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Since providing a family-friendly environment is at the core of the State Fair’s mission, the Fair is excited to bring back Sensory-Friendly Mornings for a fifth year. The Fair collaborated with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) and other local organizations to come up with ways to make Sensory-Friendly Mornings at the Fair beneficial and fun for all who choose to attend. This opportunity is just another way for people to experience the Fair in a more accessible way.
On Sensory-Friendly Mornings, there are adjustments made across the fairgrounds to accommodate those with sensory sensitivities. The Fair created a special guided itinerary with a list of activities and exhibits that are easy on the eyes and ears – check out the guided itinerary to start planning your visit today. In addition, there are a few locations around the fairgrounds designated as “Quiet Zones,” that are listed in the itinerary, where families can go throughout their visit should they need to depressurize. Fairgoers will be able to enjoy all the fun of the Midway without the usual lights and sounds from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Please note that the usual lights and sounds of the Midway will return at 1 p.m.
The Fair welcomes individuals with autism, their families, and anyone else who may benefit from a sensory-friendly experience to come out and enjoy the great State Fair of Texas on Sensory-Friendly Mornings.
P.S. Wednesday is also the best discount day! Each person who brings five canned food items to donate to North Texas Food Bank will receive $5 admission.