Our favorite thing about fall isn’t the cooler weather and changing leaves, its the fried food and fun entertainment of the East Texas State Fair. The fair comes to town for about 10 days every year. Each year the rides, entertainment, contests, and the food seem to get bigger and better. To make things easier on you so you can plan ahead, we gathered up all of the information you need to know.

The 96th Annual East Texas State Fair is located at the fair grounds on Front Street, and is slated to run from September 22-October 2 this year. Advance tickets can be bought at your local Brookshire’s or Super 1 Food through Wednesday, September 21st.

Dates and Hours

Monday – Friday                                    Saturday & Sunday                                     Sunday, October 2

Gates open at 10:00 AM                         Gates open at 10:00 AM                                 Gates open at 10:00 AM

Carnival opens at 4:00 PM                 Carnival opens at 12:00 PM                          Carnival opens at 12:00 PM

Gates close at 11:00 PM                         Gates close at 11:00 PM                                  Gates close at 9:00 PM

Tickets

Gates                                                         Carnival

Adults (ages 12 & up): $8                     Single Coupons: $1.25

Youth (ages 6 -12): $5                     Sheet of 22 Coupons: $25

5 & Under: Free!                                 Sheet of 55 Coupons: $60

$25 armband valid for unlimited rides on any one weekday

Sunday, September 25: ALL rides are $2!

Deals & Discounts

Advanced Tickets

Gate tickets: $5.00 all ages

Unlimited ride armbands: $20.00

Daily Deals

Thursday, September 22:  $5.00 All Ages

Sunday, September 25:     $2.00 Rides

Monday-Wednesday:  Students get in free (K-12) until 7:00 PM Must present this ticket

Sunday, October 2:  $25.00 Last Blast- gate ticket and armband (all ages)

It is going to be another spectacular year at the East Texas State Fair.  We even put together a survival guide of tips to help you survive the fair make the experience memorable. But from the concerts to the overwhelming supply of fried food, you are bound to have an unforgettable time.