One of the most anticipated events in Texas is here: The State Fair, also known in English as the State Fair of Texas.
For 137 years, the Lone Star State has hosted a fair to “promote agriculture and community involvement through quality entertainment in a family-friendly environment.” In 2022, the event managed to bring together more than two and a half million Texans, so expectations are really high this year.
When will the State Fair of Texas take place in 2023? Date and days
The State Fair of Texas lasts a month, starting Friday, September 29th and ending Sunday, October 22nd. The event will take place at the traditional Fair Park at 3809 Grand Ave, Dallas.
State Fair of Texas: Prices and where to buy tickets
The price of tickets to the fair varies depending on the day, time and type of ticket you want to purchase. Below is a breakdown of ticket prices:
Premium or flexible: Valid for each of the 24 days
Group passes: From 25 to 399 tickets
24 day pass
You can purchase your tickets directly at the door on the day you plan to attend the event, or online at the State Fair of Texas website.
Directions and parking
The easiest way to get to Fair Park is by public transport. The nearest DART stations are Fair Park and MLK Jr., which are near Gate SIX and Cotton Bowl Stadium; both entrances to the event.
If you prefer to travel by car or bicycle, parking is also available at the event. Parking tickets at Gate TWO, 925 S. Haskell, are $20 per vehicle. On weekends, a premium area will be available with access through the Grand Avenue Gate from Cullum Blvd. to Parry/Haskell, but the cost increases to $40.
There are also bicycle parking spaces, reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and available at doors 5, 6 and 11.
Free concerts and new attractions
As is tradition every year, the event is enlivened by a series of free concerts. Among the singers and groups confirmed for 2023, Yahritza y su Esencia, We the Kings, Outlaw Mariachi, Lil Jon, Bowling for Soup and Chrisette Michele stand out, to name just a few.
Here we share the distribution of artists per day as well as their respective presentation schedules.
In addition to the live performances, the event will introduce new attractions: Street Circus, Dinosaurs in the Lagoon and Bubble Circus, as well as the Classic Lights Parade and Rodeo. There will also be a special Day of the Dead exhibit dedicated to the Latino community.