The State Fair of Texas is an annual state fair held in Dallas at historic Fair Park. The fair has taken place every year since 1886 except for varying periods during World War I and World War II as well as 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It usually begins the last Friday in September and ends 24 days later. The fair claims an annual attendance of over two million visitors through ticket scanning. The State Fair of Texas is considered one of the best in America as well as Dallas’ signature event despite its troubled history.

The annual Friday parade that travels through downtown Dallas is a highlight of the State Fair of Texas’ opening day ceremonies. The fair also has a nightly parade called the Starlight Parade and a nightly light show called Illumination Sensation around the park’s esplanade.

In recent years, the fair has emphasized its reputation as an event featuring unique, albeit high-fat, foods. It has been known for years for Fletcher’s brand corny dogs. Recent years have seen the introduction of new unusual deep-fried items, including deep-fried Oreos, deep-fried Twinkies, deep-fried s’mores, deep-fried pork ribs, fried cheesecake…

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