We like to attend the State Fair of Texas because all the pickup truck makers understand how important Texas customers are to their bottom line. Ford made the point during a press conference that 1 in 5 Ford pickups sold so far this year were sold in Texas. Texans' appetite for pickups is the reason every pickup maker offers a Texas or Lone Star Edition and not a New York Edition.
We also like the annual Texas fair because of the numerous and huge pickup displays, and there is always a fun game or two to play. The auto show portion runs for the duration of the fair, which means you can look at just about every pickup truck sold in the U.S. until Oct. 23. Since the fair opened to the public Friday, that makes it the longest auto show, by number of days, in the country. If you get the chance, make the trip to Fair Park, 1945 Lagow St. in Dallas. Call 214-565-9931 or visit bigtex.com for more information.
Fair hours 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Ticket at the gate are $18 for adults, $14 for children less than 48 inches tall and seniors 60 and older, and free for kids 2 and younger. Discounts are available online.
For now, here are our stories and videos from the fair:
- Nissan Adds Texas Package for Regular and XD Titans
- 2017 Ram 1500 Lone Star Silver Edition Debuts
- GM's 2017 New Duramax Turbo-Diesel Most Powerful to Date
- 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Gains Power, Fuel Efficiency
- Ram Rebel TRX Concept Preview
- 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Video Review
- Ram Rebel TRX Concept Video Review
- Ram Rebel TRX Concept Exhaust Note Video
- 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD Video Review
Cars.com photos by Angela Connors