97th Annual East Texas State Fair

97th Annual East Texas State Fair

Tyler- The 97th East Texas State Fair will open its gates Friday, September 21,  through Sunday, September 30. That’s 10 days of fun, food, and friends in Tyler. The East Texas State Fair has everything from live music, to pig races! Don’t miss this nearly century old celebration in East Texas!

If your taste buds have been craving some delicious fair food, you won’t have to wait much longer! Fair food will be on tap for 10 days in Tyler this September. Whether you like fried food, food on a stick, or funnel cakes you will not be disappointed.

The East Texas State fair will also host a variety of entertainment. The stage will be rocking with something for everyone this year!

Competitions at local Fairs are a long held tradition, from longhorns to quilting. Enter or watch one of the many competitions at the east Texas State Fair.

The Ag Mechanics Comeptition will showcase and encourage Ag Shop skills of 4-H and Agricultural Science students. The entries will be on display inside Harvey Convention Center Saturday, September 22 through Monday, September 24. Registration of team projects will be due September 1.

The Hay Show & Auction will be held Monday, September 24 in Harvey Convention Center North Hall. Join your friends for an exciting lunch and auction.

The competition for teams of 4-H and Agricultural Science students will be Friday, September 2. Teams should be registered by September 9.

Photography Competitive Exhibits will be accepted in the East Texas State Fair Office. Exhibits will be on display in Harvey Convention Center.

Dates and Hours

Monday – Friday

Gates open at 10:00 AM

Exhibits open at 10:00 AM

Gate Admission FREE until 2:00 PM

Carnival opens at 4:00 PM

Exhibits close at 10:00 PM

Gates close at 11:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday

Gates open at 10:00 AM

Exhibits open at 10:00 AM

Carnival opens at 12:00 PM

Exhibits close at 10:00 PM

Gates close at 11:00 PM
Last Sunday, Sept. 30, Gates close at 10:00 PM

Gate Tickets
Adults (ages 12 & up): $8.00
Youth (ages 6 -12): $5.00
5 & Under: Free!

$25 Ride Armbands

Carnival Tickets
Unlimited Ride Armbands, Monday-Friday only
$25 armbands valid for unlimited rides any one weekday
Single Coupons: $1.25
Sheet of 22 Coupons: $25.00
Sheet of 55 Coupons: $55.00

Buy Early to Save Big!

Advance Purchase tickets
Area Brookshire and Super 1 Foods
On sale August 29-September 20
Advance Purchase Gate tickets- $5.00, all ages
Advance Purchase Weekday Armbands-$20.00

To learn more about the East Texas State Fair visit


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