2014 State Fair of Texas

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2014 State Fair of Texas from Lori Lizarraga on Vimeo.

State Fair of Texas is bigger and better than ever this year.

From Big Tex to all of the fresh exhibits and shows, along with one-of-a-kind fair delicacies and new games and rides, the 2014 State Fair of Texas is out to impress and entertain all new and returning fairgoers.

“The theme for the 2014 State Fair of Texas is ‘Deep in the Heart of Texans.’ So if you come to the fairgrounds, you’ll see lots of shows and exhibits all built around the theme of Texification,” said State Fair of Texas Public Relations spokesperson Elaine Yniguez.

And SMU is well represented in the Texas Sports Legends Exhibit, thanks to a few alumni including Doak Walker, the 1948 Heisman Trophy Winner, who was the second to ever receive the award in Texas as an SMU junior.

A lot of preparation went in to getting the fair ready for the nearly 3 million people who will visit the fair over the next several weeks.

“We’re getting ready for everything. We’ve got new games, new rides, new everything. It’s going to be greater this year than it was last year,” said fair staffer Bernard Sessions.

The State Fair of Texas will run through Oct. 19. Gates will be open seven days a week.

State Fair Ticket and Coupon Prices

Food and Ride Coupons: $.50 per coupon. Sold online in sheets of 20 coupons.

Season Pass: $39.95

General Admission Ticket: $17


Child Ticket (under 48″ in height): $13

Child age 2 and under: admitted FREE


Senior Ticket (ages 60 and older): $13


Seniors FREE every Thursday (October 2, 9 & 16, 2014 – SFT Senior Days are sponsored by Genworth Financial)

Gates open daily at 7 a.m.

Exhibit buildings, outdoor exhibits and food concessions are open:


10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays


10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays


Midway and museum hours vary daily.

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