Preserving and promoting western heritage and values

The North Texas Fair and Rodeo is nine days of hot country music on multiple stages, first-class rodeos, livestock shows, kid & fun zones, carnival rides, food, games, vendors, and more. Stay tuned for the full artist lineup and ticketing information.


August 20 - 28, 2021


North Texas Fairgrounds · 2217 N Carroll Blvd Denton, TX 76201
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PRCA, Invitational Ranch, 21 and Under, Bull Blowout, and Mutton Bustin'

Livestock Shows
Junior steers, junior heifers, junior pigs (market), junior lambs, junior goats, open beef cattle, open boer goats, and open breeding sheep.

2021 events include contests in the following categories: Creative Arts, Photography, Youth Art, Jr. Livestock Judging, Beauty Pageant, Parade, and Baking Contests

Tractor pulls, swine racing pigs, carnival, and an Aussie Kingdom Experience.

Anyone may enter a float, trailer, wagon, or horse in the parade and there is no charge. Contestants may begin lining up at 8:30 am on the day of the parade on a first-come-first-served basis with the parade beginning at 10:00 am. For more information about participation registration, click here.
Parade Route · Leave from Denton High School and go east on Crescent, south on Carroll, east on Parkway to Elm. Turn right or south on Elm and circle the downtown square, north on Locust to Congress, west on Congress to Carroll, north on Carroll to Crescent, west on Crescent to Denton High School.

Gate Hours
Friday, August 20, 2021 · 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday, August 21, 2021 · 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sunday, August 22, 2021 · 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday, August 23, 2021 · 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 · 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 · 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday, August 26, 2021 · 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday, August 27, 2021 · 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday, August 28, 2021 · 1:00 pm - 1:00 am

Parking is available every day of the event for $10.00
Every Saturday, from 1:00 pm-1:00 am, there will be a free shuttle service at:
First Baptist Church · 1100 Malone St., Denton, TX & Denton High School · 1007 Fulton St., Denton, TX
The shuttle will be running continuously on both Saturdays and pick up at either location point and drop off at our gates.

Fair Currency
The North Texas Fair & Rodeo will be using one currency throughout our grounds, except for purchases made in the commercial exhibits building. Fair patrons may purchase Magic Money cards from our Magic Money booths that are located throughout our fairgrounds or pay through the Magic Money mobile app. Magic Money can be used to purchase food, drinks, carnival rides, petting zoo, games, dunking booth, and fair wear.
For more information about Magic Money, visit the fair website here.

Gate Admission includes the Fair, Rodeo Events, Livestock Shows & Concerts. For information about pricing and to purchase tickets, click here.

Hope to see you at the North Texas Fair & Rodeo!