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Texas State Fair Opening Day - Join With Fathers 4 Kids and Attend

It's finally here, the Texas State Fair Opens today and you only have 24 more days to get here. The gates swing open at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 28 for the 2018 State Fair of Texas! Don’t miss all the fun Opening Day activities including the Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting. Be the first to check out the new Texas State Fair Days schedule. Click here now

Opening Day Ceremony

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, Killgore Rangerettes, and more. Join us as we officially begin the celebration of all things Texan.

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September 28–October 21 - Celebrate With Fathers 4 Kids by attending the Texas State Fair.

The 2018 theme for the State Fair of Texas at Fair Park is Celebrating Texas Innovation, highlighting integrated circuit, agricultural advances, space exploration, and food innovation.

The annual 24-day fair features livestock shows, carnival and midway fun, live concerts, exhibits and car shows, college football games inside the Cotton Bowl, and the fair’s famous fried foods. Look online for the daily schedule of entertainment:

New and notable entertainment includes:

  • -The new Livestock Birthing Barn, located near the Coliseum, for a fun and educational experience that highlights the miracle of life through the incubation and birthing process of various livestock animals.
  • -Redesigned from the ground up with state-of-art technology in mind, Home on the Range will be taking over the Coliseum this year and once you step inside, you’ll instantly be transported into a Texas farm town. Featuring Fair-time favorites like Little Hands on the Farm — a farm-to-market activity for little ones – and the Children’s Health Barnyard petting zoo, this all-new attraction is going to be “MOO-velous.”
  • -As seen on Ellen DeGeneres Show and the Oprah Winfrey Show, the All-Star Stunt Dog Show performing daily in the Pan Am Arena is the world’s first and original “stunt dog show” of jumping rope, barrel racing, and even juggling. Best of all, each of the dogs in the show have been rescued from shelters and trained to showcase their unique talents.
  • -Eat brick-oven pizza and perfectly grilled steaks at the Fair’s new Backyard Steak-Out and Pizzeria located on Nimitz Avenue near the Coliseum.

Adult single day admission is $18 at the gate or $16.50 online; $14 at the gate or $12.50 online for kids under 48 inches and over age 2 and seniors 60 and older. Look online for a full list of ticket options and discounts:

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Gates open Sundays–Thursdays 10am–9pm and Fridays–Saturdays 10am–10pm


Arrive at the Fair ready for fun! Buy tickets online for your family, friends, and even your co-workers. There are ticket and package options for groups of any size.

Plus, the Fair lets you buy your food and ride coupons in advance so you can skip the lines and go straight for a Corny Dog.


Enjoy all 24 days of the Fair and SAVE! A season pass is the perfect option for the Fair’s biggest fans. All season pass holders receive these great benefits and more:

  • One FREE single-day bring-a-friend ticket (valid Monday – Friday only)
  • One FREE State Fair reusable bag (available to the first 8,000 season pass holders who redeem)
  • One FREE Midway Race Game (water, derby, balloon, or roll-a-ball)
  • One 10% OFF coupon for State Fair gear at official merchandise stands
  • Special discounts on Fair food and Midway rides
  • Season passes are on sale at the park gate.
  • Ticket Type Online Price Park Price Buy
  • 2018 Season Pass Unavailable $45 Buy at the Gate

Since its establishment in 1886, the State Fair of Texas has promoted Texas agriculture, education, and community involvement through quality entertainment in a family-friendly environment. As a nonprofit organization, the Fair advocates for the community and is committed to preserving Fair Park – building on its legacy as a National Historic Landmark.

At 24 consecutive days, the State Fair of Texas is the longest-running fair in the nation, as well as one of the largest. Through its rich and lengthy history, it remains evident that the State Fair serves not only as an annual celebration but as a unique destination that brings people from all walks of life together to create lifelong memories.

It's so good to find an organization like Fathers For Equal Rights that has experience going back to 1974!
  -- Chuck H. - Fort Worth, TX

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