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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 do I park?

Free parking is conveniently located around the Expo Center.


Does my PBR ticket get me into the Texas Music concerts?

Yes! Your PBR ticket gets you into the fair grounds.

What is the cost for the carnival rides?

Wristbands can be purchased for $30 for unlimited rides the day of purchase. Tickets for individual rides will also be available.

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.

What exactly does a general admission fair ticket get me into?

Your general admission fair ticket gets you onto the fairgrounds to see the Erick Kand our comedy hypnotist, Mark Riggs Circus Ridiculous, Lonestar Action Sports, Marketplace shopping, concerts, and the option to purchase carnival rides or games.


When does the live music start each night?

The opening act will take the stage at 7:30pm and the headliner will begin at 9:45pm.
*subject to change

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

General Questions

I've lost my keys. Do you have a lost and found?

Any lost and found items will be placed in the Bell County Expo Center Business Office located on the Southeast side of the building.

Who will be playing this year?

Kicking off the Fair Thursday, August 29th , will be TBD

On Friday, August 30th, will be TBD

After the PBR Touring Pro Saturday, Augusts 31st, TBD will perform on the outdoor stage.

After PBR Touring pro Sunday, September1st, TBD will be performing on the outdoor stage.

My tickets are at will call. How do I pick them up?

Will call tickets will be placed at Gate 1, near the East side of the building. Be sure to bring your ID when picking up your tickets.

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.

Contact Us

Feel free to email us at info@centraltexasstatefair.com or call 254-933-5353
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