The Texas State Fair has surpassed the expectations of both officials and fairgoers’ after multiple record-breaking achievements in its 2021 reopening according to a Fox 4 DFW article from October 19 which reports,

“Fair officials announced more than 2.2 million people attended the fair in 2021 during its 24-day run, which ended Sunday.

The 2020 fair didn’t take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic and was replaced with a sized-down drive-thru version that attracted about 50,000 people in vehicles. About 2.5 million people attended in 2019.”

With the pandemic lingering on, officials of the Texas State Fair took great caution and care for the fairgoers according to a Dallas Morning News article from October 17 which says,

“The emphasis for 2021′s run was public health, including requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for about 2,000 employees, encouraging practices that slow the transmission of the disease and using incentives to try to spread crowds more evenly across weekdays and weekends.”

A Kicker 102. 5 article from October 18 listed several impressive feats, including the following:

  • “The State Fair welcomed more than 2.2 million fairgoers through the gates.
  • More than 1,000 COVID-19 shots were administered to fairgoers by Dallas County Health Department.
  • More than 80,000 pounds of pure cane sugar was used to make State Fair Cotton Candy during the Fair.
  • More than 360,000 plush prizes, valued at more than $1 million were won on the State Fair Midway.
  • More than 130,000 fans were in attendance for the State Fair Classic and the AT&T Red River Showdown, at the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium during the Fair.
  • Nearly 1.84 million free admission tickets were given to students throughout North Texas. In addition, more than 270,000 teachers received a voucher for free admission.”

The success of the State Fair Texas is also a huge victory for officials as they primarily aimed to donate the earnings to student scholarships in Texas.