Designated a Great Place in America by the American Planning Association and registered as a National Historic Landmark, Fair Park features 277 acres of buildings and attractions. Events and exhibits change throughout the year. Hotels in Fair Park make it easy to explore the park every day during your trip.
Annual Events at Fair Park
The most popular event, the State Fair of Texas, is the largest fair in the United States and brings nearly three million visitors each year. If you’re a fan of fried foods, the fair’s vending area has become a shrine for all things fried. From cheesecake to Girl Scout cookies, nothing is safe from the fryer during this fall event.
Summer Adventures in Fair Park keeps the fun rolling throughout the summer months with a variety of rides, midway games, food vendors, and live shows for kids and adults to enjoy. Other popular annual Fair Park events include the Independence Day celebration with fireworks, Earth Day Texas, and the North Texas Irish Festival.
Other Attractions at Fair Park
The great thing about staying in hotels near Fair Park is the wealth of opportunities within walking distance. Just because the State Fair of Texas isn’t going on doesn’t mean the grounds are empty. Sports fans can find soccer and football events at the Cotton Bowl throughout the year. American Airlines Center, home of the Mavericks and Stars, is less than 20 minutes away.
If you’re a music lover, the area features a wide range of options. From symphonies to headlining bands from around the world, there is plenty to enjoy. Music venues at Fair Park include the Cotton Bowl, Music Hall at Fair Park, and Gexa Energy Pavilion.
There are a number of family-friendly attractions at Fair Park as well. The Texas Discovery Gardens, Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park, and Leonhardt Lagoon Nature Walk are great ways to explore nature and science just a short distance from many popular Fair Park hotels.