State Fair of Texas Bucket List

To most people, there are four seasons in a year, but in Dallas, we have a fifth (maybe a sixth and seventh depending on who you ask #Football) but that fifth season in Dallas, would be FAIR SEASON! Starting the last week of September, and lasting for 24 glorious days, The State Fair of Texas is filled with fried food, fabulous attractions, and fun times! You can read about ten of the top things to do at the State Fair here!
Since The Fair is one of the main things Thomas and I do every year, we thought this year we would do a round up of the bucket list items that everyone needs to do whenever they visit The Fair!

Eat a Fletcher's Corn Dog 🍴
Take a picture with Big Tex 📸
Ride the Texas Star Ferris Wheel 🎡 
Texas Fight or Boomer Sooner at Cotton Bowl Stadium 🏈
Win a prize at the Midway 🏅
Catch a show on the Chevrolet Main Stage 🎤
Try a crazy fried food 🍽
Soar above the fair on the Texas SkyWay 🚠
Enjoy some wine in the Wine Garden 🍷
Watch the Starlight Parade 🌟
Follow along with the Wild West Pet Palooza 🐶
Channel your inner Texas in the Go Texan Pavilion 🏛
Shop your way through Pavilions and Market Buildings 🛍 
Eat your way through the Tower Building Food Court 🍽
Oink oink at the pig races 🐷
Check out the latest vehicles at the Automotive Building 🚗
Ride DART to the fair 🚆
Down a beer at the Magnolia Beer Garden 🍺
Catch the Mattress Firm Illumination Sensation show at the Esplanade  
Pet your way through the petting zoo 🐴
Meet Big Tex mascot ❤️

If you'd like to download the bucket list in PDF version, you can snag that here!
Did we miss something you think totally needs to be on this list? Let me know in the comments!


  1. Such fun things on your state fair bucket list! I have never been to one but it sounds like a good time! Corn dog on a stick sounds perfect!

    xo Courtney Drew

  2. My husband and I would love to make a weekend trip and visit. So much fun!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  3. Looks like you are guaranteed to have a good time if you follow your list!

  4. I have never been to Texas - it's on my bucket list and now so is the state fair! How amazing!!

  5. Such a great idea to have a bucket list!

  6. This sounds like so much fun! I want to go to a fair soon!

  7. If I ever make it to the Texas State Fair I will for sure be trying these out! :)

  8. Native Texan here (Houston) and I've never been to the State Fair! I know it's coming up because it was on the news. I need to make it down there and eat the 15,000 calories of fried food lol #bucketlist

  9. When we all introduced ourselves here. We were received warmly by all those who participated in the event. Events at Chicago event space are a lot of fun, giving access to features that aren't always the easiest to get into and aren't always the most wallet friendly.

  10. These all sound so fun! I really need to go to the fair sometime!

  11. This list is AMAZING, wish I could have a chance to check out the fair in Texas!

  12. I've never been to a state fair, but form your bucket list--it looks so fun!

  13. It's always good to have a list of things you want to do when you go the fair!

  14. I haven't been to a fair in ages. I love your bucket list!

  15. I have never been to Texas but your notes are really nice and that is good to have the information like that at hand.