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DART to the State Fair
  Every Texan's favorite fall tradition has returned. That's right! The State Fair is back Sept. 24-Oct. 17. If you are riding DART to the fair, here are some helpful tips to make your trip a smooth experience.

Green Line to the State Fair
Skip traffic and parking expenses - take the Green Line, which drops you off right at the Main Gate (Fair Park Station) or a couple of blocks from Gate 6 near the Cotton Bowl (MLK, Jr. Station). Learn more at

Contactless payment
DART encourages all riders to buy their passes with one of our contactless fare payment options. Use the GoPass® app, GoPass Tap® card, or now use your contactless credit/debit card or payment-enabled mobile device. These are the safest and best ways to purchase a pass so that you can avoid contact with surfaces that others may have touched.

Download the latest version of GoPass in the Apple App Store or Google Play. Purchase Discount Tap cards at 7-Eleven stores or other participating retailers. Learn more at

Keep it safe
Masks are still required on all DART vehicles. You'll find free mask dispensers, as well as hand sanitizer, onboard all DART buses and trains.

Free parking
Park for free at any one of DART's Park & Ride stations. Each of DART's four light rail lines has numerous points in downtown Dallas where you can transfer to the Green Line. If you're riding the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) or DCTA A-train, transfers are a snap - both connect directly to the Green Line at Victory Station.

Consider the bus
There's more than one way to get to the fair on DART. In addition to the Green Line, DART Bus Routes 60, 111, 409, and 595 will drop you off near the main entrance of the fair. To see if a DART Bus fits your itinerary, visit or use the DART Trip Planner at

Game Day at the Fair
State Fair Attractions
Everyday Discounts
Special Days at the Fair

Cleaning and Protection
Your safety and protection are top priorities at DART, which is why we will continue to follow the cleaning and disinfecting recommendations of local, state, and national health authorities, including the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In addition to thorough nightly cleanings, DART buses and trains are also cleaned on a rotating basis throughout the day, focusing on high-touch surfaces such as handrails, door buttons, and grab rails.
Game Day at the Fair The State Fair Classic is the annual matchup between Grambling State University and Prairie View A&M University. It takes place Saturday, Sept. 25.

The AT&T Red River Showdown pits the University of Texas Longhorns and the University of Oklahoma Sooners in an epic gridiron grudge match. The tradition continues Saturday, Oct. 9.

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State Fair Attractions
Corny dogs, Big Tex and Midway rides! All the iconic elements of the State Fair of Texas are back. After a year's absence, Big Tex is welcoming fairgoers with this year's theme: "Howdy, Folks!" Fair highlights include:

The State Fair of Texas Rodeo has everything from bull riding to cow milking, and it happens every weekend during the fair. Each week has a theme, such as Cowboys of Color Rodeo, Mexican Rodeo Celebration, Youth Rodeo Bull Buckin' Weekend, and more. The rodeos are free with admission.

The Midway is one of the fair's signature attractions, with more than 70 rides. There's the iconic Texas Star Ferris wheel, of course, plus the 500-foot-tall Top o' Texas tower, the historic Dentzel Carousel, and dozens of ways to test your skill and walk away with a stuffed animal or other prize.

¡Fiestas de Marionetas! is a miniature town populated by 85 marionettes. They come to life in a colorful, creative landscape. Afterwards, check out a backstage tour that includes craft activities. It's all at the McDonald's Amphitheater.

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Everyday Discounts
Monday through Thursday, adults pay only $15, and seniors and children get in the State Fair of Texas for $10. Additionally, on any night of the week, visitors of any age pay the child price for general admission after 5 p.m.

Military Appreciation Days. That's every day! All active and retired military, plus veterans, get $5 off on weekdays and $7 off on Saturdays and Sundays. That includes spouses and children under 18. Be sure to bring valid documentation.

First Responders Days. Active and retired law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics, and other first responders also get $5 off on weekdays and $7 off on Saturdays and Sundays, including up to three discounted tickets for family members. Bring a valid badge or ID card.

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Special Days at the State Fair

Senior Days. Every Thursday during the Fair, visitors 65 years and up pay only $5.

Dr Pepper Value Days. Every Tuesday and Thursday, purchase your ticket online for only $10. To get the promotion code for this offer, sign up at

North Texas Food Bank's Feed the Need. On Wednesdays, any fairgoer who brings five canned food items gets $5 admission.

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