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Old 09-28-2015, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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New in town, so this is our first trip to the fair.

How busy/bad are the weekends? I'd like to take the train with my family (two kids 4 and 2.) from Carrolton to Fair Park. Plan is to get there around 10am or so.

Is it going to be a complete zoo of people? Do the trains get super full, especially coming home? My wife thinks we'll just go for a few hours, but I can't imagine we'd get through that quickly. Then again neither of us has anything to base our assumptions on.
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Old 09-28-2015, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Don't go during Texas/OU weekend. Outside of that, it's not too crazy. There are a lot of people, but you would be a sardine by any means. There is a lot to do, so it could be a few hours or an all day event. I usually go three times. Once with the little ones to ride some baby rides and eat. Once with my wife only to ride more rides, go through the car show and vendors. Then once again with my buddy to drink, eat and play the midway. They also have concerts (decent acts usually), parades, light shows, etc. Enjoy your time and bring lots of cash!
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Old 09-28-2015, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Austin
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With the kids that age, you should go during the day during the week. There are discount days if you bring in cans of Dr. Pepper, there are days when every game wins a prize so the kids can feel like winners...

It gets busier in the evenings when people get off work in addition to crowded weekends as all the big kids are out of school and the crowds are just obviously bigger.
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Old 09-28-2015, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I second the previous posters. Weekdays are least busy and weekends most. The Texas/OU football game is Saturday, Oct. 10th so DO NOT go that day. Trains will be packed and it'll be shoulder to shoulder before and after the game. It's actually not bad during the football game itself but going and coming home would be a nightmare, especially with little ones.
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Old 09-28-2015, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Thanks gang.

unfortunately, going during the week is our only option due to work schedules.

Will DEFINITELY avoid 10/10/15!
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Old 09-28-2015, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Lone Star State to Peach State
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Pop that texas fair cherry, bring lots of cash, find legit parking, try those wacky fried foods, and have fun!!!!
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Old 09-29-2015, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
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Be very careful that you don't let them know at the fair that your a State Fair Virgin! They sacrifice virgins to the god of fried foods to ensure a good gross receipts for the fair!!
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Old 09-29-2015, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Be very careful that you don't let them know at the fair that your a State Fair Virgin! They sacrifice virgins to the god of fried foods to ensure a good gross receipts for the fair!!

So you're saying there's a chance I could share a pool of fryer oil with some cake-battered oreos?
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Old 09-29-2015, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Lone Star State to Peach State
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No. Probably not a pool of oil, but skewered and served on a long stick ..
Don't forget to take a selfie with Tex..he's had some work done !!!
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