Big Tex is rested and getting ready to emcee another 24 days of corny dogs, rides and all those other things only available at the State Fair of Texas. The State Fair kicks off Sept. 27 and it’s totally DARTable. Follow these steps for a smooth ride.
Use two great ways to pay and save
Avoid the lines at the ticket vending machine with DART’s free GoPass app. You can even buy your fair admission through the app and save $2. There are a bunch of other cool features, too, like travel tools and events. Download GoPass from the App Store or Google Play.
A new option for this year is the GoPass® Tap card, a reloadable transit card. You purchase and add value on the card at hundreds of retail locations, such as participating 7-Eleven and Tom Thumb stores. Then simply “tap and go” at card readers located on rail platforms and on buses. Find out more at GoPass.org.
Pay the right fare
A Local Day Pass is $6, and an AM/PM Pass (good either before or after noon, respectively) is only $3. Purchase your DART passes in advance on the GoPass app (Do not activate them until the day you go to the Fair). For detailed fare information, visit DART.org/fares.
Park and ride
You can park at any of DART’s Park & Ride lots. To find the location closest to you, visit DART.org/parking or call DART Customer Service at 214-979-1111.
Get on the Green Line
The Green Line takes you straight to the Fair. Two stations – Fair Park and MLK, Jr. – put you within steps of the iconic Texas experience.
If the station you board at isn’t on the Green Line, no worries. You can transfer to DART’s other three light rail lines at numerous points in and around downtown Dallas. If you ride the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) or DCTA A-train, you’re in luck there, too. Transfers are a snap since both connect directly to the Green Line.
Enjoy the Fair
Fried food, festivities and family fun await within a few steps of the DART Rail platform. Live music, the coolest new cars, pig races – it’s all here. And this year, you’ll find new exhibits, new entertainment and new treats on the Midway to add to the experience. When your tip to the Fair is over, simply board the Green Line and return the same way you came.
Learn more at DART.org/statefair.