Fairs to visit in East Texas this year

Who doesn’t love a fall fair?! Whether it’s the food, the lights, the rides, it brings back a feeling of nostalgia for many and creates new memories for the young ones. In East Texas, we have no shortage of fun county and state fairs. Check out what’s coming soon near you!

Gregg County Fair

September 9th-17th

Started in 1949, the fair has become a staple of the community with their Miss Gregg County Pageant, petting zoos, live music, rides and pig races.

The Gregg Country Fairgrounds are located at 1123 Jaycee Drive, Longview.

Texas State Forest Festival

September 15th-18th

An East Texas tradition, the Texas State Forest Festival, brings excitement such as thrill shows, live birds of prey show, axe throwing, car shows, and the carnival fun you know and love.

The festival is located at the George H. Henderson Exposition Center in Lufkin.

Red River County Fair

September 21st-24th

This free county fair features a parade as well as rides, food, livestock auction, and more. The parade rolls through Clarksville on the 17th at 1:30pm.

This event is located at Farm Road 1159 & Fairground Rd. in Clarksville.

East Texas State Fair

September 23rd-October 2nd

You can enjoy many new and wild events including a Flying Jetpack Water Circus, a Sea Lion Splash, a Butterfly Encounter, live music, and more than enough fair food to keep you satiated until next year.

The East Texas State Fair takes place at 2112 W. Front St. in Tyler.

Titus County Fair

September 28th-October 1st

Follow what’s going on what’s coming up in 2022 including a livestock show, commercial exhibits, youth academic contests, live music, and more.

This event takes place at Fair Park in Mt. Pleasant.

The State Fair of Texas

September 30th-October 23rd

This years theme is “Treats of Texas” with 24 days of fun! Home of Big Tex and chock full of so many events, attractions, and live shows for us to list them all here, truly the biggest state fair and the perfect way to celebrate Texas!

The State Fair of Texas is located at 925 S. Haskell in Dallas.

Pineywoods Fair

October 12th-16th

This event takes place at the Nacogdoches County Exposition & Civic Center.

If you know of another fair going on around East Texas, let us know here!

Jade Allen

Jade Allen

Jade Allen explores East Texas to bring the most exciting activities and locations to The East Texas Weekend. Jade came to Texas in 2018, where it has steadily become a home and a place to explore.