The State Fair of Texas is a tradition like no other, and it has been a staple of fall in Texas since 1886. Whether you enjoy live music, agriculture, food, shopping, midway games and rides, or any of the other many activities around the park, anybody can have a great time at the State Fair. Gather your friends, family, co-workers, and anyone else you can think of for the 2016 edition of the State Fair of Texas. We open our gates at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, and we’ll wrap it all up on Sunday, Oct. 22. That’s more than three weeks of fun for all ages.