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Ride DART to the 2017 State Fair of Texas®
September 29 - October 22, 2017


Buy your 2017 State Fair of Texas tickets on DART's GoPass app. Click here to learn more!
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Click here to get transit directions to Fair Park Station Click here to get transit directions to
Fair Park Station
State Fair visitors can ride the DART Rail Green Line to two stations -
Fair Park Station, located on Parry Avenue at the entrance to the fairgrounds, and MLK, Jr. Station, located south of R.B. Cullum Blvd. and convenient to the MLK fairground entrance (Gate 6) and the Cotton Bowl Stadium.

Passengers riding DART Rail and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to downtown Dallas can transfer easily to the Green Line. From downtown Dallas, Green Line trains going to the fair will say "BUCKNER", "LAWNVIEW" or "FAIR PARK":
  • Southbound Red, Blue and Orange Line passengers transfer to the Green Line at Pearl/Arts District Station.
  • Northbound Red and Blue Line passengers transfer to the Green Line at Akard Station.
  • Eastbound Orange Line passengers transfer to the Green Line at Bachman Station.
  • Extra Green Line trains will be available approximately every 15 minutes between Victory and Lawnview stations from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekends.
  • For all days of the State Fair, except Saturday, October 14, all Orange Line trains will be extended to Parker Road Station. On Saturday, October 14, Orange Line trains will only operate between DFW Airport and Bachman stations.
  • View DART Rail schedules effective Monday, September 25 through Sunday, October 22.

  • TRE passengers transfer to the Green Line at Victory Station.
  • Departure times of the last TRE train to Fort Worth:
    Monday-Thursday: 10:24 p.m. from Union Station and 10:33 p.m. from Victory Station (Last Green Line train to connect to the last TRE train from Victory Station Monday through Thursday is 9:48 p.m. from MLK, Jr. Station and 9:51 p.m. from Fair Park Station.)
    Friday: 12 midnight from Union Station and 12:05 a.m. from Victory Station (Last Green Line train to connect to the last TRE train from Victory Station Fridays is 11:18 p.m. from MLK, Jr. Station and 11:21 p.m. from Fair Park Station.)
    Saturdays and Sundays during the fair: 11:30 p.m. from Union Station and 11:35 p.m. from Victory Station. (Last Green Line train to connect to the last TRE train from Victory Station weekends is 11:08 p.m. from MLK, Jr. Station and 11:11 p.m. from Fair Park Station.)
  • View TRE schedules at www.trinityrailwayexpress.org.

  • View service information for the State Fair Classic, October 7 and the Red River Showdown, October 14.

DART Fare Information

Available on the App Store (opens in a new window) Android App on Google Play (opens in a new window) Download the new GoPass app
DART and the State Fair of Texas are making it easier than ever to buy your 2017 general admission tickets to one of the finest fairs in the nation. Hundreds of thousands of riders have used GoPass to buy and display transit passes. You can also buy your State Fair of Texas general admission with the same app. Show your purchased fair ticket on GoPass at the gates to get in. To make the deal even sweeter, you'll save two dollars on every fair ticket by using GoPass!

Using GoPass:
In the app, select Buy Tickets, All Tickets, Special Events to purchase your State Fair of Texas admission tickets
Activate your tickets the day of your visit to the State Fair of Texas
When approaching the gate, be sure to have your State Fair of Texas GoPass admission ticket(s) activated and ready to be scanned

DART riders are encouraged to purchase their fare through the GoPass® app for Apple or Android smartphones.

Fares are also available at any DART Rail Station from a Ticket Vending Machine (TVM), from your bus operator. Day Passes are valid for unlimited rides on the date of purchase only through 3 a.m. the following day. (How to use a DART TVM.)

When purchasing a Day Pass on a bus, exact cash or change required. Fareboxes accept bills and coins, including $1 coins. Bus operators cannot provide change.

Day Pass Prices
DART Local $5.00  

Please remember!

Hang onto your pass,
as proof of payment is required to ride.
Regional $10.00  
Reduced $2.50  

— All DART buses and trains
— DART On-Call and FLEX service
— Trinity Railway Express trains between Union Station and CentrePort/DFW Airport Station
 
— All DART buses and trains
— DART On-Call and FLEX service
— All Trinity Railway Express service, plus The T in Fort Worth and DCTA in Denton County
 
Applicable on bus and rail for the following:
— Seniors (65 or older) with valid DART photo ID
— Non-paratransit certified persons with disabilities with valid DART photo ID
— Medicare card holders
— Children ages 5-14 (Children under age 5 may ride free when accompanied by an adult with valid local, regional or reduced fare [up to two children].)
— High school students with valid DART or student high school photo ID. High school fares are applicable on bus and rail and valid Monday through Friday only.
— College/Trade School students with valid DART-issued student photo ID for full-time undergraduate students registered at schools which are located in the DART Service Area and are not participating in the Higher Education Program. If you do not have a valid DART-issued student photo ID, you are not eligible to purchase a reduced fare.
Note for SMU, UTD and DCCCD students: SMU, UTD and DCCCD participate in a contracted pass program with DART. For that reason, SMU, UTD and DCCCD students do not qualify for reduced fares purchased on GoPass, from a Ticket Vending Machine or from a bus farebox. Click here for more information on how to get your pass.
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2017 State Fair of Texas


HOURS:
Exhibit buildings open at 10 a.m. daily and close at 9 p.m. Sundays - Thursdays. Buildings remain open until 10 p.m. each Friday and Saturday.

Midway hours and museum hours vary.


TICKET PRICES:
Admission rates for the 2017 State Fair of Texas (Sept. 29 - Oct. 22).

Sheraton Dallas near Pearl/Arts District Station
Looking for a hotel
for your visit to
the State Fair of Texas?

Check out this listing for hotels along the DART Rail lines.
General Admission: $18
Child (under 48" in height): $14
Children 2 and under: Free
Seniors 60 and over: $14; Free every Thursday (October 5, 12 and 19, 2017)

For more information and a complete schedule of State Fair of Texas events, visit bigtex.com.


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