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September 28, 2018, 10:00 AM - October 21, 2018, 10:00 PM @ Fair Park
There is nothing like it in the world. The State Fair of Texas fills Fair Park with Texas-sized fun Sept. 28 through Oct. 21. Say "howdy" to Big Tex and join the annual celebration of all things Texan. Commemorating the significant Texans and Texas innovations that have helped influence our current way of life and looking forward to the state’s next era of pioneers, the Fair's 2018 is "Celebrating Texas Innovation." At 24 consecutive days, the State Fair of Texas is the longest-running fair in the nation, as well as one of the largest. Through its rich and lengthy history, it remains evident that the State Fair serves not only as an annual celebration but as a unique destination that brings people from all walks of life together to create lifelong memories.
September 29, 2018, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Cotton Bowl Stadium at Fair Park
Since the 1980s, Grambling State Tigers and Prairie View A&M Panthers have traveled to Dallas during the State Fair to go head-to-head on the grass of the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium. The State Fair Classic is filled with great football for four quarters and a stunning battle of the bands during halftime. Game tickets are purchased through each university’s athletic office, online at www.ticketmaster.com, and most Williams Chicken locations. A ticket to the 2018 State Fair Classic includes admission to the State Fair of Texas on game day – Saturday, September 29, 2018.