“Go big or go home” is the mantra of many competitive athletes out there today but one could also say it fits to be the slogan behind the greatness of the State Fair of Texas. This state fair, that was actually started in 1886 believe it or not, has been put on almost every single year since its humble beginnings. If you have never experienced the best state fair in America, we highly encourage you to make your way over to Dallas, TX this fall!
Happening September 25th – October 18th, 2015, the State Fair of Texas will be offering a range of fantastic exhibits, incredible entertainment and services that are unrivaled by any annual fair in North America. It is nearly impossible to list every detail of this fair in one short article but we’ll highlight some crowd favorites bring people back each and every year:
- Chili and Barbecue Cook Off
- Contest Kitchen & Celebrity Kitchen
- Farm Day at the Fair
- Largest New Car Auto Show in the Southwest
- Headliner Concerts (85!) on the Chevrolet Main Stage
- Daily Shows such as Pig Racing and BMX Stunt Shows
- Midway featuring more than 70 rides
- Breathtaking views of Fair Park from the Texas SkyWay
- Never ending drinks and culinary delights
This fair goes way beyond rides and food. More than 40 landscaping firms from the across the state have installed beautiful landscaping beds throughout the fairgrounds. Visitors can test drive a Corvette or Camaro at the Ride and Drive event, and you are close to other incredible local attractions such as the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park, the Texas Discovery Gardens, the African American Museum, and the Music Hall. There are also 15 different shopping locations around the park so you can get a jumpstart on your Christmas list.
While there is no shortage of hotels and motels to choose from for accommodations during your time at the festival, we encourage you to slip away from the crazy crowds and relax at one our bed and breakfast properties that are part of the Texas Bed and Breakfast Association. They are near the action but offer peace, privacy, and all of the modern amenities you need to feel at home.