Organizers of the Texas State Fair on Tuesday are due to discuss the safety measures to be taken before the fair’s opening day on Friday.
Safety is the topic of an 11 a.m. press conference from Fair Park. A live broadcast of the discussion will be in the video player at the top of this page.
This year marks the return to the traditional format of the fair, compared to last year’s drive-thru event held amid coronavirus restrictions.
At first, the organizers of the fair urged visitors to follow the relevant health guidelines to curb the spread of the virus.
Attendees are not required to show vaccination evidence or a recent negative test of COVID-19 to enter the fair. Dallas County plans to administer the Pfizer vaccine for those receiving their first dose and the Modern vaccine for people receiving their second dose. Vaccines are available at the Big Tex Circle from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the 24-day fair.
Dallas County also offers a $ 20 incentive on Texas State Fair food and assembly coupons to those who are eligible and receive the vaccine while at the fair.
Facial coatings are required indoors and in crowded outdoor environments for all persons over 2 years of age and who may wear one. Some independent vendor booths may also need masks.
Attendees are asked to bring their own masks to the fair, but there will also be supply at the gates for those who forget, according to fair officials.
Fair officials said attendees should also wear facial covers if they bring DART or another form of mass transportation to the fair.
You can learn more about the COVID-19 safety precautions at the online trade show.
The Texas State Fair will be held from September 24 to October 17.