Things to do in DFW: State Fair of Texas

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As the Texas heat starts to subside, it’s one of every Texan’s favorite event – the State Fair of Texas! As homebuilders in DFW, Normandy Homes likes to keep our homebuyers in the know about all the fun things to do in DFW. Here are just a few of the cool things you’ll want to check out at the State Fair of Texas!

Auto Show

If you love cars, then you’ll love going to the auto show. The show will be spread out through three different buildings that will feature different manufacturers. The Automobile Building will feature GMC, Ford, Buick, Jeep, Fiat, Chrysler, Dodge and Chevrolet. The Centennial Building will display new auto models from Toyota, Kia, Nissan, Subaru, Hyundai, Lincoln, Honda and Volkswagen. Lastly, the Truck Zone will feature the latest and greatest truck models from Toyota, Ram, GMC, Ford, Nissan and Chevrolet. 


Whether you’re looking for head-spinning thrills or a simple ride on the carousel, the State Fair of Texas Midway is the place to go! This year, the Midway will feature more than 70 rides, not to mention all the fun games that can keep you and your family entertained for hours. To ride the rides, you must purchase coupons, which are $.50 each. 

2016 Big Tex Choice Awards Foods

The State Fair of Texas is known for its deliciously deep fried and unique food. Every year they have two foods that win the Big Tex Choice Awards, and this year it’s Fried Jell-O and State Fair Cookie Fries! While the two dishes that won are surely amazing, be sure to also check out the other finalist, which include Fernie’s Down Home Chicken Pot Pie Pocket with Mac ‘n Cheese Dip and Southern Fried Chicken & Dumplins.

Magnolia Beer Garden

If there’s one thing Texans love more than cars and food, it’s beer! The Magnolia Beer Garden is a hidden gem of the State Fair. There will be a wide variety of Texas, craft and international beers, so you’re sure to find at least one or two beers that you’ll love. You may even find a new favorite!

Aside from the State Fair of Texas, there’s always things to do around the DFW. If you’re looking for new homes in DFW, take a look at the many Normandy Homes communities that are spread throughout the area. If you would like to know more about our quick move-ins, contact us today!