May I bring?
...a wagon? Yes.
Small children may be pulled in a wagon.
...a bicycle, skateboard or roller skates? No with an exception for bicycles.
The Fair draws large crowds. In the interest of overall safety for our guests, we ask that you do not bring skateboards, scooters, roller skates and other wheeled forms of transportation inside the gates (wagons to transport small children are approved). Bicycle racks are located inside gates 5, 6, and 11 during the 24 day State Fair of Texas. Subject to availability at time of arrival. Bicycles are not allowed through State Fair ticket gates. DART provides bicycle racks at the two stations servicing Fair Park - Fair Park Station on Parry and the Martin Luther King Station.
...a gun? No, with one exception.
A person holding a valid Texas Concealed Handgun License (or valid CHL from a reciprocating state) is permitted to enter onto State Fair property with his/her concealed handgun; provided, however, that CHL holders will not be permitted to carry their concealed handgun inside the Cotton Bowl Stadium, a facility defined under Texas Penal Code §46.035 as "the premises where a high school, collegiate or professional sporting event or interscholastic event is taking place." Note that the Fair does not provide lockers for the storage or checking of weapons for CHL holders, so if you plan to attend a game or event in the Cotton Bowl, please secure your weapon at home or in your vehicle prior to entering the fairgrounds. We want the Fair to be a fun and safe experience.
...a pet? No.
The only animals allowed on the grounds are service dogs, animals on exhibit or those used in entertainment. We do not have accommodations for pets at the Fairgrounds.
...knives, scissors, and other sharp implements? No.
Please help us keep the Fair safe and fun for all. We reserve the right to search all fairgoers upon entry into the Fairgrounds. All sharp metal objects, such as pocket knives, scissors, and the like, are strictly prohibited, as are guns and other weapons. Please leave these items at home or in your vehicle. If you usually carry a pocket knife and forget it's in your pocket when you reach the security checkpoint, you will be asked to return it to your vehicle to secure your knife or be given the option to dispose of it prior to entering the park. If you question whether something is safe to bring in, it probably isn't – and should be left at home or in the vehicle.
...my own food and beverages? Yes.
Tasting "Fair food" is a big reason why people visit the Fair, but if you have dietary or other reasons for wanting to bring your own food or beverages, please do. Please note: Alcohol, glass containers and metal knives and forks are prohibited.
...coolers or ice chests? Yes.
Your cooler will be searched as you enter the grounds; please do not bring metal knives, glass containers or alcoholic beverages. State Fair of Texas?
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