A celebration of life in the heart of Dallas

Thursday, October 1, 2015


It’s that time of year! Time to celebrate a Texas classic –– the State Fair of Texas— and enjoy the start of fall festivities.

New this year:
Illumination Sensation will illuminate the fountains at Fair Park’s esplanade and the sky above with fireworks and other visual wizardry… in a light show so spectacular, you’ll think you’re dreaming, thanks to the show’s sponsor, Mattress Firm.
Lone Star Horse Spectacular: An equestrian tribute at the Pan Am Arena celebrating our state’s rich history
A historical narrative of the six flags flown over Texas since 1519, weaved into performance, music, and horse-led pageantry.

During the last weekend of the Fair (Oct. 17th & 18th), more than 70 Texan breweries will make up the Craft Beer Festival held inside the cotton bowl. You can sip and socialize with local brew masters by the pint, or opt for the full festival experience with a selection of Dallas-Fort Worth’s homegrown brews.

Every year boasts new deep-fried delicacies! The chicken-fried lobster tail, served with lemon-butter champagne gravy, comes in as the most expensive food item at the Fair this year. Campfire classic meets the State Fair of Texas with the S’mores Beer… Sweet caramel notes, a touch of vanilla, rich chocolate and a marshmallow dress us up this milk stout beer. The Pumpkin Spice Donut Chip, served with ice cream and cinnamon candied maple bacon, combines all the flavors of fall into a decadent dessert.

John Stamos joined the Beach Boys for a surprise appearance at the L.A. county fair – we can only hope he’ll show up at the State Fair of Texas. Regardless, you can catch the Beach Boys on Oct. 11th.

With quick access to Woodall Rogers Freeway, you’re just 4 miles away from State Fair grounds at Museum Tower.