It’s time to make your way over to Dallas, Texas for one of the city’s biggest annual events, the State Fair of Texas! The fair will kick off on Friday, September 28, 201,8 at 10 am!

The saying goes that everything is bigger in Texas-and at the State Fair you’ll discover the truth in that statement, starting with giant turkey legs or corny dogs. Take full advantage of your cheat day (it’s always cheat day at the state fair) and grab yourself something fried as well. From fried beer to fried peaches, you’ll be shocked at the many fried food creations available.  If you’re looking for something more outside of the box, try a Cotton Candy Taco or a Sweet Bakin’ Bacon, a cream-filled sponge cake wrapped in bacon and dipped in funnel cake batter.

Although the fair is famous for the unique food options, the State Fair has much more to offer. First established in 1886, the State Fair has celebrated the Lone Star State by promoting agriculture, education, and community involvement by hosting the family-friendly event that champions the community. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Texas Innovation” and highlights the many creations that were first introduced right here, deep in the heart of Texas!

A few of the exciting things going on at the fair this year include:

MIDWAY

The State Fair of Texas Midway includes more than 70 rides and games to keep you entertained for hours! Grab your coupon book from designated booths and hop on the Thrillway, the Ferris wheel, or even the Top o’ Texas Tower.

TEXAS AUTO SHOW

The Texas Auto Show is a 24-day event runs from September 28, 2018, through October 21, 2018, and showcases nearly 400 of the latest and greatest on the road. From world premieres to Texas inspired cars, this event is known as “the home of the fastest, toughest and most exciting vehicle showcases in North America”.

THRIFTY THURSDAYS

For all the foodies, thrifty families, and those who are coming specifically for the food, Thursdays are the day for you at the fair. Participating food vendors will offer an exclusive deal on one of their signature menu items on this day of the week only; get your taste buds ready for Thrifty Thursdays!

STATE FAIR FREE CONCERTS

Enjoy 24 days of FREE concerts at the State Fair of Texas. Not only can you enjoy the food, rodeo, and carnival rides, but you can also get your live music mix from artists such as Royal Tribute Band and Orchestra, Sevyn Streeter, Michael Salgado, Ludacris, the Casting Crowns, Hunter Hayes, and more!

STATE FAIR WINE GARDEN

Texas has a lot of great flavors to offer, including flavors in wine! A wide selection of rotating wineries are available daily, including Texan Blue Ribbon Wine winners. Whether your preference is white, red or sparkling, there will be an award-winning taste for you.

HOME ON THE RANGE

Bring your little ones to the Coliseum where the “Like Hands on the Farm” farm-to-market activity is held. Not only is there much to see here including animals, shops, and activities, but there is also a Barnyard petting zoo.

ALL-STAR DOG STUNT SHOW

The State Fair of Texas is offering the world’s first “stunt dog show”. These rescue dogs have performed across the country and have even been featured of the Oprah Winfrey Show and the Ellen DeGeneres Show! See what these canines bring to the table including barrel racing, jump roping, and even juggling!

 

Check out the full list of shows and events  to see what days you want to come out to the fair and don’t miss this truly-Texan event! To book accommodations and get additional offers, visit Travel.Hilton.com/Dallas-Fort-Worth.

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