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Once you get to the fair, you'll find all your favorites, plus some new additions you don't want to miss.
Celebrating Texas Innovation is not only the fair's 2018 theme – it's also a new exhibit in the Hall of State. Get a first-hand look at the greatest Texas-grown inventions in food, medicine, agriculture, art, industry and science.
Also, in the Hall of State, Dallas in the Time of MLK focuses on King's 1963 speech in Fair Park and his 1966 speech at Southern Methodist University. Additionally, the exhibit explores the Dallas civil rights leaders who helped move the city away from segregation.
Animals and agriculture are a huge part of the fair, and this year, the tradition continues with some new twists. Home on the Range, located in the Coliseum, merges a revamped Little Hands on the Farm – featuring farm-to-market activities for kids – and the Children's Health Barnyard petting zoo.
Experience the miracle of life at the Livestock Birthing Barn, located near the Cotton Bowl Stadium and the Creative Arts Building. This new exhibit features the incubation and birthing process of various livestock animals and highlights the importance of livestock breeding.
Another new must-see: the Amazing Archery Show at the Amphitheater. Each day from Oct. 8-21, Frank Addington Jr. showcases his talents, which include several one-of-a-kind shots.
The amazing human tricks don't stop there: The Team BIG AIR! Basketball Slam Dunk Show takes basketball to new heights, with energetic performances featuring high-flying hoop skills and acrobatics at Chevrolet Park Plaza.
Who goes to the fair without hitting the Midway? This year, find three more reasons to love it. The Orbiter is a new spinning attraction guaranteed to satisfy thrill seekers, while still being family friendly. The Airmaxx will swing you 360 degrees at speeds of up to 55 mph. And the Haunted Castle is both spooky and a little scary, but still tons of fun.