Directions + Parking
How do I get to the Central Texas State Fair?
The Central Texas State Fair and Bell County Expo are located at 301 West Loop 121, right off Interstate Highway 35 in Belton. You can't miss us -- just look for the BIG silver Dome.
Where are the admission gates located?
Two admissions gates are available to get onto the fairgrounds. Gate 1 is located on East side of our parking lot, near the driveway off the I-35 access road. Parking for Gate 1 is available in the lot behind La Quinta Inn and the Expo Center. Gate 2 is located on the West side. Parking for this gate is in the open lot between the Expo Center and the Belton Vet Clinic.
How do I purchase tickets?
Tickets are available at the Bell County Expo Center and The Long Center. To purchase by phone call The Long Center: 512.474.5664. Online purchase www.centraltexasstatefair.com
If you want to attend the day of, tickets will be available for purchase at the ticket booths at each gate entrance at the Central Texas State Fair.
When is the carnival open?
The carnival will be open the hours of the Fair:
Thursday, 5pm - 12am
Friday, 5pm - 12am
Saturday, 12pm - 12am
Sunday, 12pm - 12am
*subject to change
Who will be playing this year?
Kicking off the Fair Thursday, August 30th (New), will be Josh Ward
On Friday, August 31st, will be Koe Wetzel
After the PBR Touring Pro Saturday, September 1st, Casey Donahew will perform on the outdoor stage.
After PBR Touring pro Sunday, September 2nd, Wade Bowen will be performing on the outdoor stage.
How do I stay informed?
Get up-to-the-minute updates straight from the Fair when you like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and follow us on Instagram. Important announcements, updates, and behind the scenes info all straight to your news feed! Or
Text: EXPO to 74574 to receive messages on your mobile device.
Do I need cash?
We have several ATMs located on the fairgrounds with applicable service fees for your use.