Hop on the Green Line for a Carefree Ride to the State Fair of Texas
By Heidi Frankel ~
Big Tex is ready to emcee another fun year of corny dogs, rides, and all those things you can only get at the State Fair of Texas®. As always, DART is the best way to get there. No traffic snarls or parking expenses — just follow these simple steps and get your State Fair on.
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 trip planning. Download GoPass from the App Store or Google Play.
A new option for this year is the GoPass® Tap 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 the card readers located on rail platforms and on the buses. Check out GoPass.org.
Pay the right fare
A Local Day Pass is $6, and an AM/PM Pass is $3. You can purchase your DART passes in advance on the GoPass app, but DON’T ACTIVATE them until the day you go to the Fair. For detailed fare information, visit DART.org/fares.
Park and ride
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
Two stations serve Fair Park: Fair Park and MLK, Jr. stations — both off the Green Line.
If the station you park at isn’t on the Green Line, no worries, DART’s other three light rail lines have numerous points in and near downtown Dallas where you can transfer. And if you’re riding the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) or DCTA A-train, transfers are a snap — both connect directly to the Green Line.
Learn more at DART.org/statefair.
Fried food, festivities, family fun and lots of new attractions await when you ride DART to the Fair! Check out the World of Birds Show Presents: Soar, Texas Cinema and the Kinsey African American Art & History Collection at the African American Museum. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15–Oct. 15) at the Fair with attractions including ¡Fiestas de Marionetas! and Casa de Chocolate, “A Sweet Indulgent Affair.”
Enjoy all the exciting happenings at the GREAT State Fair of Texas, Friday, September 27 – Sunday, October 20
Be sure to say HOWDY PARDNER as you walk through the gates!