Big Tex State Fair Drive-Thru


September 25, 2020 to October 18, 2020


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3921 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd.,
Dallas, TX, 75210

Additional Information


For the first time in its 134-year history, the State Fair of Texas introduces the Big Tex Fair Food Drive-Thru. This one-of-a-kind drive-thru experience will celebrate all things Texan – giving you the opportunity to get your annual photo with Big Tex and a taste of the Fair while supporting the State Fair of Texas’s nonprofit mission.

Get your fair food fix during select weekends in September and October (beginning September 25-27) with all tickets pre-sold in three entry windows to best serve the drive-thru guests.

Enter Fair Park Gate 11 at Fitzhugh Ave. and Lagow St. This is the only entrance for the Big Tex Fair Food Drive-Thru.

The Big Tex Fair Food Drive-Thru will operate Fridays through Sundays during the originally anticipated dates of this year’s State Fair of Texas, as well as Monday, October 12 and Thursday, October 15: September 25-27, October 2-4, 9, 11–12, 15-18.

Due to the historic AT&T Red River Showdown between the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma in Cotton Bowl Stadium, the Drive-Thru event will not occur on Saturday, October 10. There will be a special photo only experience kicking off on Friday, September 19 and 20.

How it works:
Once you have purchased a ticket for the Drive-Thru, be sure to arrive on the day you selected within the allotted time window chosen at checkout. Vehicles may only enter Fair Park Gate 11 at Fitzhugh Ave. and Lagow St.

Once you arrive on the grounds you will be greeted by Tex Team members who will scan your ticket and make sure you have the proper package signage in your car for other Tex Team members to see along the 1.25 mile Drive-Thru route.

Be sure to stay in your car throughout the duration of the Drive-Thru, with the exception of the Big Tex photo experience and using the restroom.

Each package includes:
-Soft Drinks or Bottled Waters provided by Haworth Concessions
-Fletcher’s Original State Fair Corny Dogs™
-Jack’s French Fries
-Fried Oreos
-State Fair Cotton Candy
-Pioneer Kettle Corn

You may also pre-order the following add-ons in packs of two:
-Sweet Connie’s Corn on the Cob
-Additional Fletcher’s Corny Dogs
-Sausage on a stick
-Turkey Legs

Photo op with Big Tex:
As an icon of the Lone Star State and a true Texan, Big Tex will do his part as a good neighbor to keep the community safe by adding the latest and greatest accessory to his wardrobe for 2020 – a Big Tex-sized face mask. In a year of many firsts, this historic event will offer Fair lovers the opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime photo and experience.

Fair Food & Photo Packages are available for these dates:
September 25–27, October 2–4, 9, 11–12, 15–18

Just want your annual photo with Big Tex? Come September 19–20 for a photo-only Drive–Thru experience. The photo-only activation will operate from 10am–6pm with all tickets pre-sold in three entry windows to reduce wait times at Big Tex Circle.

Admission is included with purchase of any package on All tickets must be purchased online in advance.
Fair food and photo package A: $65 feeds 1–2 people
Fair food and photo package B: $99 feeds 3–4 people
Big Tex photo package (only Sep 19–20): $25