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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons

August 31, 2006

View the State Fair of Texas website in a new browser windowState Fair service runs Saturdays and Sundays

Ride DART to "Big Tex and the City"

Every Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 30 to Oct. 22, the DART State Fair Shuttle takes you directly from Pearl Station in downtown Dallas to the front door of the country's biggest state fair. Plus, you get a coupon for $2 off fair admission just for riding the shuttle.

With DART, you're just four steps away from the food and fun you only find at the fair.

Step One: Park free at any DART Rail station park & ride lot, and buy a $4.50 Premium Day Pass from a Ticket Vending Machine.
Step Two: Ride DART Rail to Pearl Station.
DART Shuttle at Parry Ave. Entrance image
DART State Fair Shuttle at the Parry Avenue entrance gate
Step Three: Board the State Fair Shuttle departing every 10 minutes starting at 9:30 a.m. The last return shuttle leaves the fairgrounds at 11:30 p.m. The drop-off and pickup location is the Parry Avenue entrance gate at the end of the esplanade between the Automobile Building and Centennial Hall.

Note: Due to DART Rail construction in the area, please allow for additional travel time.
Step Four: Get a coupon good for $2 off admission.

DART's regular Annual, Monthly and Reduced Passes are not valid for the State Fair Shuttle. Shuttle-only service is available for $2 -- exact fare only, cash only. Shuttle service is free for children age 2 and under.

Early shuttle service for State Fair 5K
On Saturday, Sept. 30, the DART State Fair Shuttle takes off early at 7 a.m. for the annual State Fair 5K Run & Big Tex Mile. The Big Tex Mile starts at 8:30 a.m., the 5K at 8:45 a.m.

Big Tex Express
Also on Saturdays and Sundays, motorists can ride the free "Big Tex Express" train between auxiliary parking at the fairgrounds to a gate near the Cotton Bowl. The State Fair of Texas offers acres of lighted and secured parking off Haskell west of Dolphin Road -- easily accessible from I-30. Parking is $10. The service operates continuously from 10 a.m. to midnight on Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays.

Regular DART Service to Fair Park Monday through Friday
Regular DART fares apply to these routes. Call 214-979-1111 or visit www.DART.org/StateFair for schedule details on these routes or any DART service. Information about all the year-round activities at Fair Park is available at www.DART.org/FairPark.

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