Columbus Day + State Fair + DART = Great Fun


Columbus Day is Monday, October 9, and that means no school for many North Texas students. It also means bigger crowds on DART and at the State Fair of Texas.

From live entertainment, to food, games and more, Columbus Day at the Fair is a great way to spend the day. Use DART’s reduced student and children’s passes to get to all the fun. These reduced fares cover:

  • Children ages 5-14 (Children under age 5 may ride free when accompanied by an adult with valid local, regional or reduced fare [up to two children].)
  • High school students with valid DART High School Student IDor student high school photo ID. High school fares are valid Monday through Friday only.
  • College/Trade School students with valid DART-issued college/trade student photo ID for full-time undergraduate students registered at schools which are located in the DART Service Area and are not participating in the Higher Education Program. Click hereto view a list of schools participating in the Higher Education Program.

High volumes of visitors are expected to attend the fair on Columbus Day. Make sure and take DART’s Green Line to the fair to avoid traffic congestion. The Green Line gives visitors a choice of two stations — Fair Park, located on Parry Avenue at the main entrance to the fairgrounds, or MLK, Jr., located south of R.B. Cullum Blvd., close to Gate 6 and the Cotton Bowl Stadium. Before hopping on the Green Line, you can take advantage of free parking available at many DART stations.

DART and the Trinity Railway Express are operating special schedules for the State Fair of Texas. For more information about these services visit

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Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) gets you around 13 cities with rail, bus, paratransit, and rideshare services. We serve DFW International Airport and Fort Worth via the Trinity Railway Express (TRE). The service area consists of 13 cities: Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett and University Park.
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