The State Fair of Texas is proud to offer many agriculture education exhibits that are open throughout the fair. The State Fair of Texas was founded on principles of agriculture and education and we continue that today.
|CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER BARNYARD Lots of animals to see, plus the popular nursery where sows, ewes, nanny goats and their young are spotlighted throughout the run of the Fair. Open daily. Presented by Children’s Medical Center. FREE.|
|LITTLE HANDS ON THE FARM Kids love this miniature farm where they can plant seeds, gather eggs and drive a tiny tractor before harvesting crops and taking them to market. Daily, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. near the Children’s Barnyard. Sponsored by Bank of America, AT&T and Walmart. FREE.|
|AGRIQUEST Play to win free groceries. Start your scavenger hunt at Big Tex’s Barnyard or one of seven other AgriQuest stations around the fairgrounds and join the QUEST for the common denominator. Use QR codes to track your journey or use one of the passports found at a Visitors’ Information Center. Prizes for all who complete AgriQuest, plus daily, weekly and grand prizes. Sponsored by Dairy MAX. FREE.|
|BIG TEX®’S BARNYARD Calves, Piglets, hatching chicks and more can all be found at Big Tex’s Barnyard. Learn how farmers and ranchers produce food to feed the world, and how animals are cared for and raised. Take your photo with Big Tex and the barnyard animals. Critter Fitter demos daily at 11 a.m., 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Cattle Barn 1. Sponsored by Farm Credit. FREE.|
|LIVESTOCK Diligence and countless hours pay off for participating 4H and FFA exhibitors at the Youth Livestock Auction of Champions Oct. 5 in the Tom Thumb Sale Pavilion. A roster of shows and sales offer fairgoers an array of animals to enjoy: beef and dairy cattle, sheep, swine, goats, poultry and exotic breeds. FREE.|
|THE FOOD AND FIBER PAVILLION is a 25,000 square foot pavilion located in the heart of the State Fair of Texas. The pavilion is used to educate the public about the valuable resources and the diverse industry of Texas agriculture and includes two GO TEXAN stores selling Texas-made products, educational and entertaining events, interactive exhibits and GO TEXAN member product sampling.Open daily 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday - Sunday; 10:00 AM 9:00 PM Monday through Thursday|