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Friends of Fair Park, 1121 First Ave., Dallas, TX 75210 (214) 426-3400 friends@fairpark.org

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    State Fair
    of Texas
    Since 1886, the State Fair of Texas has celebrated all things Texan. Join us Sept. 29-Oct. 22.
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    Magical Chinese lantern displays return for the season in Fair Park, Nov. 21-Jan 7
    Holiday Wonder
    Dallas
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    Diwali Mela
    Diwali Mela DFW celebrates the Hindu "festival of lights" and will feature singer Richa Sharma, Nov. 4.

Coming Soon

Fair Park hosts more than 1,200 activities each year. Festivals and fairs. Concerts and theatrical productions. Art exhibits, sporting events, garden activities, and so much more. Here are three events Fair Park is hosting soon that we want to make sure you know about.

Drawing Power

Drawing Power

Dallas Historical Society's "Drawing Power: The Editorial Art of John Knott" is an exhibition of Dallas Morning News editorial cartoons as relevant today as they were 75 years ago, Hall of State, through Oct. 22.

Vote For Fair Park

Vote For Fair Park

On Nov. 7, Dallas voters will have the chance to approve 10 important propositions. One of these will generate $50 million for desperately-needed Fair Park repairs and improvements. We hope you will vote FOR all 10 propositions.

Membership Special

Membership Special

In honor of the 25th anniversary of our Spirit of Centennial Award, we are offering $25 memberships to the Friends of Fair Park. Support the home of Big Tex and enjoy the park all year long. This special offer is only available during the 2017 State Fair of Texas, so act fast!

About Fair Park

About Fair Park

Site of the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition, Fair Park's cultural, educational and sports facilities host more than seven million visitors annually.

State Fair of Texas

State Fair of Texas

Since its inception in 1886, the State Fair of Texas has celebrated all things Texan by promoting agriculture and quality entertainment.

Other Annual Events

Other Annual Events

Fair Park is home to events from Fair Park Fourth and Earth Day Texas to the North Texas Irish Festival and Fair Park 5k Urban Dash.

What People Say

  • David Bush and Jim Parsons

    Authors, Fair Park Deco

    "Fair Park is one of the finest collections of Deco architecture in the country, but it is so much more: the embodiment of Texan swagger, it is a testament to the Texanic task of creating a dazzling spectacle in the darkest days of the Depression."

  • Texas State Historical Association

    The authority on Texas history since 1897

    "Fair Park houses one of the greatest concentrations of early twentieth-century Art Deco exposition buildings in the United States."

  • American Planning Association

    Great Places in America

    "For more than a century the park, two miles east of downtown Dallas, has been delighting millions of visitors. Attractions on its 277 acres include eight museums, six performance facilities, and a major sports stadium."

  • National Geographic Traveler

    "Fair Park is much more than an assemblage of buildings; it’s a district telling dozens of stories from dozens of cultures."

Our Partners

Our partners enable the Friends of Fair Park to restore the park's historic assets and reach more people. Our partners are as dedicated to preserving and promoting Fair Park as we are.

  • AT&T
  • City of Dallas
  • Earth Day Texas
  • The Eugene McDermott Foundation
  • Oncor
  • Phoenix 1 Restoration and Construction
  • State Fair of Texas
  • WFAA-TV

We particularly appreciate these major sponsors and
hope you will join them in support of the Friends of Fair Park.