State Fair of Texas Deal

Don’t like traffic? Neither do we! At DCTA, we think any kind of heart burn you get should come from the fair food, not the traffic. With five A-train stations and more than 460 Connect Bus stops throughout Denton County, you can get to and from the State Fair of Texas without the heartburn of driving or parking. Simply take the DCTA A-train to the Trinity Mills Station and connect seamlessly to DART’s Green Line all the way to the fair.

Plan ahead by purchasing your ticket early and downloading DCTA’s Transit Tracker so you can track your vehicle in real time. Get ready for the most memorable State Fair experience ever!

Click below for more information on riding DCTA to the State Fair:

DCTA State Fair of Texas Ticket Combo

2018 State Fair of Texas Information

State Fair of Texas Admission Prices

State Fair Rider Tips

DCTA/DART Train Schedule

TX/OU Train Schedules

DCTA's Fair Fun Facts

Fair Discount Days

DCTA State Fair of Texas Brochure


DCTA State Fair of Texas Ticket Combo 

Purchase your State Fair of Texas ticket through DCTA for $13.50 and get a local DCTA pass for free ($21 value)!

The DCTA State Fair of Texas ticket combo can be purchased at the Downtown Denton Transit Center for immediate pick up or at for mail delivery.

Not valid with any other DCTA fares, passes, promotions or discounts. No refunds or exchanges. Valid for travel on DCTA Monday through Saturday only. DART passes are not included and should be purchased separately.



2018 State Fair of Texas Information 

September 28 – October 21

Hours of Operation

  • Gates open at 7 a.m. daily.

Exhibit buildings, outdoor exhibits and food concessions are open:

  • 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. – Sundays through Thursdays
  • 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. – Fridays and Saturdays

Midway and museum hours vary daily.

For more information and a complete schedule of State Fair of Texas events, visit


State Fair of Texas Admission Prices

General Admission: $18

Child (under 48″ in height): $14

Child under age 2: FREE

Senior (ages 60 and older): $14

Seniors FREE every Thursday (Oct. 4, 11 & 18)**

Parking: $15


Looking to have fun for less? Click here to see a list of State Fair-sponsored discounted admission days.

Make sure to check out the DCTA State Fair of Texas Ticket Combo for the best deal of the season!


State Fair Rider Tips


A DCTA and DART local fare media is required for a trip that originates on DCTA from north of the Hebron A-train Station and continues onto DART. DCTA and DART passes can be purchased through the DCTA Online Store, the GoPassSM mobile ticketing application, at the Euline Brock Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) ticket counter, or through ticket vending machines located on all A-train and DART station platforms. For your convenience, ticket vending machines accept cash and credit cards (Visa, Master Card, Discover). Purchase the DCTA/State Fair of Texas Ticket Combo at the DDTC for immediate pickup or or at for mail delivery. 

Denton Riders: The MedPark station has higher parking capacity than the Euline Brock Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC).

Lewisville and Highland Village Riders: The Old Town and Hebron stations have a higher parking capacity than the Highland Village/Lewisville Lake Station.



DCTA/DART Train Schedule

DCTA is operating standard A-train service during the 2018 State Fair of Texas. The A-train does not meet every DART Green Line train, so be mindful of the last Green Line departures from Fair Park listed on the schedule below.


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Passengers wishing to take the A-train and DART on Saturday, October 6, 2018 for the Red River Showdown should click here for a schedule.


TX/OU Train Schedule

This schedule will be for TX/OU Saturday ONLY.

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To the Fair | Saturday, October 6, 2018 

DDTC MedPark HV/LL Old Town  Hebron  Trinity Mills Green Line Fair Park MLK
(Departs) Station Station Station Station Station (Departs) Arrival Arrival
8:15 8:20 8:31 8:37 8:42 8:47 8:52 - 9:47
10:15 10:20 10:31 10:37 10:42 10:47 10:52 - 11:47
12:15pm 12:20pm 12:31pm 12:37pm 12:42pm 12:47pm 12:50pm - 1:45pm
2:15pm 2:20pm 2:31pm 2:37pm 2:42pm 2:47pm 2:50pm - 3:45pm
3:55pm 4:00pm 4:11pm 4:17pm 4:22pm 4:27pm 4:32pm - 5:27pm
6:16pm 6:21pm 6:32pm 6:38pm 6:43pm 6:48pm 6:57pm 7:50pm 7:53pm
7:52pm 7:57pm 8:08pm 8:14pm 8:19pm 8:24pm 8:27pm 9:20pm 9:23pm
10:20pm 10:25pm 10:36pm 10:42pm 10:47pm 10:52pm 10:57pm 11:50pm 11:53pm


Heading Home | Saturday, October 6, 2018 

MLK Fair Park Green Line Trinity Mills Hebron  Old Town  HV/LL MedPark DDTC
Departure Departure (Arrives) Station Station Station Station Station (Arrives)
8:18 8:21 9:14 9:17 9:22 9:27 9:33 9:44 9:49
10:10 10:13 11:06 11:06 11:11 11:16 11:22 11:33 11:38
12:30pm 12:33pm 1:26pm 1:30pm 1:35pm 1:40pm 1:46pm 1:57pm 2:02pm
2:10pm 2:13pm 3:04pm 3:06pm 3:11pm 3:16pm 3:22pm 3:33pm 3:38pm
4:30pm 4:33pm 5:24pm 5:26pm 5:31pm 5:36pm 5:42pm 5:53pm 5:58pm
6:10pm 6:13pm 7:04pm 7:06pm 7:11pm 7:16pm 7:22pm 7:33pm 7:38pm
8:08pm 8:11pm 9:04pm 9:06pm 9:11pm 9:16pm 9:22pm 9:33pm 9:38pm
10:08pm 10:11pm 11:04pm 11:06pm 11:11pm 11:16pm 11:22pm 11:33pm 11:38pm


DCTA'S Fair Fun Facts



Fair Discount Days

Visit here to learn more about State Fair of Texas discount pass days and bundle ticket options.