Dallas Extends Contract For State Fair To Remain At Fair Park

Austin York
December 13, 2018 - 7:29 am
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DALLAS (KRLD) - The State Fair of Texas will be staying at Fair Park for a while. 

In an 11-3 vote, the council extended the state fair contract at Fair Park until 2038. 

Under the new deal, the fair will pay all cost of police and security at the venue. 

It will also boost employee pay from $10 to $11.15 an hour, the livable wage in Dallas County.

That wage could grow higher each year.

Council Member Philip Kingston, voted against the extension, saying he felt the vote was rushed. "We’re doing nothing to preserve the historic buildings. We’re doing nothing to get rid of the ring of concrete around the parking lots that serve as a moat to keep out the people of South Dallas."

The council hopes to score commitments from Texas and OU and the other schools who play football at the Cotton Bowl during the fair to play here for many years to come.

The Texas-OU game is under contract through 2025.