DALLAS, Texas — For just the eighth time in the fair's 134-year history, The State Fair of Texas is canceled for the upcoming season.
The fair made the announcement on its website today, citing the ongong COVID-19 pandemic.
It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the #StateFairofTX will not open for the 2020 season. We can’t wait to welcome you back in 2021, in Texas-style of course, with the biggest and the best, “Howdy, Folks!” #BigTex For more info., please visit https://t.co/MUcfN1JeeF pic.twitter.com/OwCRTF3wmg— State Fair of Texas (@StateFairOfTX) July 7, 2020
"With a heavy heart, we are announcing that the State Fair of Texas will not open for the 2020 season. We believe the spirit of the Lone Star state lies in every Texan’s ability to care and look out for their neighbor and it is with this in mind, we have decided to keep our guests, staff, and partners safe and healthy during these uncertain time. Click the button below to find out more information about this news, including refund information for those who have already purchased a ticket. We look forward to giving y’all a great big Howdy in 2021."
Those who have already purchased tickets or season passes for the fair will automatically be issued refunds.
Refunds should be completed in 10-14 days.