No matter who's in your group, the fair is full of activities and shows to delight fairgoers of all ages. Family-friendly favorites include the World of Magic show and the Oncor Petting Zoo. If you plan on staying into the evening, don't miss the nightly Starlight Parade featuring a colorful assortment of larger-than-life floats, costumed characters and more.
If cars and college football are more your speed, don't miss the Texas Auto Show or the annual Red River Showdown, pitting bitter rivals University of Texas and University of Oklahoma against each other. Over 100,000 people travel to Texas to watch this game each year, so be prepared for the crowds.
The State Fair of Texas' official schedule makes planning easy, outlining each day's activities.