2017 State Fair of Texas: Everything You Need to Know

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We spent a few days in Dallas at the 2017 State Fair of Texas, where there was plenty of pickup truck news and displays. It's no coincidence that automakers create some of their biggest pickup truck displays for one of the biggest, most well-attended auto shows in the country.

The fair runs through Oct. 22 at Fair Park; by the time it ends as many 2.5 million people will have visited, so it makes sense for truckmakers — and automakers without pickups in their wheelhouse — to have all their available models on hand for consumer inspection.

Interested in checking out the fair? Tickets are $18 for adults, and $14 for senior citizens 60 and older, and children shorter than 4 feet tall; children 2 and younger are free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, click here.

Meanwhile, here's everything we've published.

State Fair of Texas Promises Premium Pickup News

Ram Debuts 2018 Lone Star HD in Texas

Ram Reveals 2018 Southfork Edition in Texas

2018 Ford Super Duty Limited Gets a Texas Debut

Chevy Pickups Celebrate 100 Years With Centennial Edition

Chevrolet Confirms 2019 Silverado 4500/5500

Continental Looks to Future at 2017 State Fair of Texas

2017 State Fair of Texas: Top 5 Takeaways

2018 Chevrolet Colorado Centennial Edition Video

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Centennial Edition Video

2018 Ford Super Duty Limited Video

2018 Nissan Frontier Midnight Edition Video

2018 Nissan Titan Midnight Edition Video

2018 Ram 3500 Laramie Longhorn Southfork Video

2018 Ram Harvest Edition Video

2018 Ram Lone Star Silver Edition Video


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That was a pretty drab State Fair.

No half ton GM diesel news?
No Nissan Frontier diesel news?

No coverage of the changes to the 2018 Tacoma?

New grill, updated packages, new colors, new headlights, new safety systems etc

Great reporting 🙄

Those overdone limited editions aren't news, it's the new normal.

Much less than everything I needed to know.

Where is the A.E.V coverage???

You're there for days and can barely scrawl out five sentences but managed to recycle more links than new content in this article. Awesome reporting, you win a BM Power And Associates award for the journalistic equivalent of a clip show. Was Brian Williams there too?

You may want to rethink your approach, it reflects negativity on you. They are covering pickups at a state fair not a genocide.

There's a couple weeks left to go see for yourself. If you get the whole story in an article, why go?
Road trip enticement is the goal here.


It's the best state fair, period. A great time.

I'm so sorry, it'll never happen again I promise. Wait for me, I have to go find the worlds smallest violin to play for you while you fill out a butthurt complaint form to the internet police for triggering you. Genocide? Get real, precious snowflake.

No coverage of the changes to the 2018 Tacoma?

New grill, updated packages, new colors, new headlights, new safety systems etc

Great reporting 🙄
Posted by: Austin | Oct 7, 2017 7:52:36 AM

The changes for the 2018 Tacoma were so small it's not worth reporting. Unfortunately Toyota hasn't withdrawn the unreliable 3.5 and reinstalled the good old 4.0 V6 for 2018. Hopefully the 4.0 replaces the 3.5 for 2019.

It'd be nice if they fixed the rear differential problems too. Still no solution for the terrible rear diff whine.

This is one of the best articles I have come across. Keep up the good work.

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