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State Fair of Texas

Map & Directions 3921 Martin Luther King Jr Bl
Dallas, TX 75210
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  • Kid Friendly
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Snack Food
  • Beer/Wine
  • Lot available, Meters, Street


Dallas Observer's Description

Three million visitors flock to Fair Park every year to take in the sights and sounds of the legendary State Fair of Texas. Kicking off the last Friday in September and lasting for 24 days, the fair, which has been a Texas tradition since 1886, features such wonders as an auto show, a gondola called the Texas Skyway, the largest Ferris wheel in North America, pig races, a petting zoo, livestock competitions, and most important, a helluva lot of fried food. Fletcher’s famous corn dogs are a mainstay, but every year brings new creations. Some are tasty, like fried jambalaya and fried butter, and some are horrifying, like fried bubblegum. All are guaranteed to send some more business your cardiologist's way. 2012 will be remembered as the year Big Tex, the 52-foot-tall mascot of the fair, went up in flames (Dickies and all) after an electric fire sparked in his right cowboy boot.

Member Reviews

  • TheBarbecueFiend
    on 10/13/13

    While barbecue is my all-time favorite, fried food comes in at a very close second. It was time once again for the State Fair of Texas, and this weekend I eagerly made my way down to Fair Park to experience all of the deep fried goodness the fair has to offer.

    My first stop was at Little Bob's Bar-B-Q to try their Bar-B-Q Bologna Sandwich. I know barbecue bologna isn't too far... More >>

  • sstrng wrote a review for State Fair of Texas
    on 03/06/11

    Fletcher Corny Dogs are a once a year tradition. Eating them more often could be bad for your health.

  • stoptolisten wrote a review for State Fair of Texas
    on 09/02/10

    Love the fair! Get ready to eat amazing fried foods, ride a massive ferris wheel, watch pig races and concerts, and have a seat in the newest Camaro.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Erica on 10/13/10

    Visit the Museum of Nature & Science while you're at the State Fair. Science building admission is FREE and nature building admission is just $1 w/ State Fair admission. Lots to explore!

  • IntelWiMAX on 10/05/10

    You can buy tickets & view a map of the Fair online. You're in a WiMAX hotspot, so wash your hands from the fried food & check it out: http://www.bigtex.com/sft/

  • Colin B. on 09/30/10

    Eat fried shit. And then visit a cardiologist.

  • Alyssa G. on 09/26/09

    Stop by The Women's Museum! Admission is free & they've got 2 great exhibits!

  • Cookie R. on 08/26/10

    Sept 17 thru Oct 24th..... Lets Go...

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