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|When it comes to local flavor, corny dogs and Big Tex are local icons. The State Fair of Texas® delivers them all, and DART is your ride to the adventure! This year's theme is especially flavorful: "Treats of Texas!" The yearly tradition starts Sept. 30 and runs through Oct. 23.
Here are some helpful tips for a smooth experience on DART to the State Fair.
GREEN LINE TO THE STATE FAIR
Spend more time enjoying the fair, and less time dealing with traffic and parking. Just 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).
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. And if you're riding the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) or DCTA's A-train, transfers are a snap - both connect directly to the Green Line at Victory Station.
SAVE WITH THE GOPASS® APP
Go straight to the gate and straight to the savings with DART's GoPass® app. Buy your transit passes on the app. With each pass you purchase, you'll get $5 off of a State Fair ticket on weekdays - and a whopping $7 on Saturdays and Sundays. The app is free, and available through the Apple App Store or Google Play. Visit GoPass.org for more details on the app, as well as information on the GoPass Tap card and other contactless payment methods.
SPREAD OUT A LITTLE
It's understandable that people tend to cluster near the front end of the platforms. But if you make use of the whole platform before boarding your train, you may have a less crowded riding experience.