When planning a trip to the State Fair of Texas, most look forward to the funnel cakes, turkey legs, and popcorn. Or, you may be most excited about the delicious new food items we highlighted in our previous article. Whatever the case may be, people headed to the State Fair this fall will not go hungry.
However, due to the rise of COVID-19 cases and the prevalence of the new Delta variant, the State Fair of Texas has implemented an easy way for its visitors to help slow the spread of the virus.
According to Local Profile, the fair has partnered with Dallas County to offer on-site COVID-19 vaccines for all eligible individuals. This special concession can be found right behind Big Tex and is free for all.
On top of that, Dallas County is offering a $20 incentive, which includes coupons that can be used for food and rides and are only being offered to those who receive their first shot at the Fair.
“The State Fair of Texas team is working hard to ensure a safe environment for everyone during the Fair this year, so when you are ready to celebrate all things Texan this fall, Big Tex will be here to welcome you back,” Karissa Condoianis, spokesperson & senior VP of public relations said.
The State Fair’s staff are constantly evaluating national, state, and local guidelines, the health, and safety of all attendees are of their utmost priority. Therefore, it was a no-brainer when they made the decision to offer vaccines to all of their unvaccinated customers.
Although proof of vaccination is not yet required for fair attendees, it is encouraged that anyone who is still unvaccinated helps protect themselves and others by receiving their first dose of the vaccine.
Tickets are currently on sale for the fair, which is set to begin on Sept. 24. Those wanting to purchase tickets ahead of time or need more information about food and events can visit their website here.