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State Fair of Texas enacts new policy regarding minors for 2023
The State Fair of Texas is implementing a new policy regarding minors for the 2023 event.
Starting at 5 pm daily, all minors who are 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or chaperone (21+) when entering the Fair.
In addition, parents, guardians, or chaperones may accompany no more than six minors 17 years of age and under. So none of this "one adult and a whole pack of kids" stuff.
The State Fair will require all accompanying parents, guardians, and chaperones to present a valid ID upon entry starting at 5 pm daily.
Once inside the fairgrounds, the parent, guardian, or chaperone is not required to remain with the minors; however, the State Fair encourages that they stay in communication with each other and be aware of their location on the fairgrounds during their visit.
“Public safety is our top priority. We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming experience for all who attend our annual celebration of Texas,” says Jaime Navarro, State Fair of Texas COO. “Comparable policies are being instated industry-wide, and the State Fair of Texas believes this policy is the best course of action to enhance the existing safety measures for all fairgoers, vendors, and employees.”
The State Fair of Texas’ full Guest Code of Conduct can be found on BigTex.com/CodeofConduct, and will be posted at each State Fair pedestrian entry gate. The 2023 State Fair of Texas takes place at Fair Park from Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 22.
For more information on the new policy and other State Fair-related questions, visit BigTex.com/KnowBeforeYouGo.