Click below to view our frequently asked questions to learn even more about YMBL and the South Texas State Fair.
What are future dates for the South Texas State Fair?
The 2013 South Texas State Fair will take place March 21 - March 31, 2013.
The 2014 South Texas State Fair will take place March 27 - April 6, 2014.
The 2015 South Texas State Fair will take place March 26 - April 5, 2015.
What time does the carnival open and close?
The carnival operating hours vary each day. For times on the day you plan to visit, click here
How much are carnival wristbands and ride tickets?
Ride tickets are usually $1.00, but a sheet of 24 can be purchased for $20. Be sure to check the day you are coming to the Fair for any special carnival deals!
What does it cost to get into the Fair?
Ticket prices range from $4-$8. For specific ticket information, click here
How much is a rodeo ticket?
Rodeo admission is included in the fair ticket price. For fair ticket information, please click here
What time does the rodeo begin?
Rodeo starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 22nd and at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 23rd.
What days are Kids Days?
Kids Day will be Saturday, March 23, 2013 and Saturday, March 24, 2013. Youth ages 11 to 17 will be admitted for free until 3:00 pm and will then be charged the regular ticket price of $4.00. Entrance to the Fair on Saturday, March 23rd includes admission to the Rodeo.
When is the $1.00 Day Carnival Rides?
HEB $1.00 Night will be Monday, March 25, 2013. All guests with coupon are admitted for $1.00 and ride each ride for only $1.00. If you do not have a coupon, regular prices apply.
How much is parking?
Parking is FREE for the South Texas State Fair. Take a look at the Fairgrounds Map
to find the best place to park.
When do tickets go on sale and where can I buy them?
Tickets are available for purchase online starting February 3rd.
How can I become a volunteer for the South Texas State Fair?
For more information on how to volunteer with the South Texas State Fair, please click here
How do I become a vendor for the Fair?
For more information on how to become a vendor, please click here
What are the special days and ticket prices?
We have a variety of special days for the 2013 South Texas State Fair.
Thursday, March 21, 2013: Carnival Americana Wrist Band Night (Unlimited ride wristbands available for just $20.00 till 9:00 P.M.)Friday, March 22, 2013: Rodeo Night (All Fair tickets include admission to the Rodeo.)
Saturday, March 23, 2013: Kid’s Day and Rodeo Matinee (Students ages 11 - 17 free gate admission until 3:00 P.M. and All fair tickets include admission to the Rodeo)
Sunday, March 24, 2013: Advantage Plus Homecare Senior Citizens Day (Individuals 60 years of age and over will be admitted to the Fair free and ride the Ferris Wheel and Merry-go-round rides free until 5:00 P.M.)
Monday, March 25, 2013: HEB $1.00 Night (Patrons with coupon from HEB are admitted for $1.00 and ride each ride for $1.00.)
Tuesday, March 26, 2013: Conn’s Ladies Night (Females with a coupon from Conn's receive free gate admission & $1.00 carnival rides all evening.)
Wednesday, March 27, 2013: Sonic Drive-In "Two for One" Buddy Night (With a coupon from Sonic, 2 patrons enter the Fair for the price of one.)Friday, March 29, 2013 Good Friday Holiday, Gates open at 12 NOON, Regular gate and ride pricesSaturday, March 30, 2013: Kid’s Day (Students ages 11 - 17 free gate admission until 3:00 P.M.Sunday, March 31, 2013: Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper Cantastic Sunday (Free Admission for those with 6 empty Coca-Cola Product cans - otherwise, regular prices apply.)
Where do I get the coupons for special days?
All coupons for special days may be picked up at the location of the event sponsor.
What are the Livestock Show dates and times?
We will auction championship poultry and livestock two evenings during the Fair. On Wednesday, March 27, 2013 we will sell poultry and rabbits at the Auction. On Thursday, March 28, 2013 we will sell swine, lambs, goats and steers at the Auction.
Where do I find information on the livestock show?
Please check out the Livestock & Poultry
section of our website for more information.
Do you rent wheelchairs or scooters?
Yes, we are currently working with For more details vist them at http://www.vistamobility.net.
Do you have local transportation or bus service to the fairgrounds?
We do not have local transportation or bus service to the fairgrounds. Please check here for directions.
Is there any seasonal fair employment?
We do not have seasonal Fair employment.
How do I enter the rodeo?
For information on how to enter the rodeo, please contact PRCA.
Where can I get information on the rodeo competitors?
Please check back closer to the event for more information on the rodeo competitors.
Who are the entertainers for the Fair?
ENTERTAINMENT STAGE FREE ACTS: Once again the Fair will feature the best in family type entertainment. Come enjoy some of the areas top entertainers. Our lineup is sure to please every type of musical taste. Acts will include: Dale Jones comedy Juggler, Long Neck Road Band, Twangster’s Union Band, BB& Company, Z-Fitness Zumba, Curtis Breaux & the Cadillac’s, David Joel, Gregg Martinez & the Delta Kings, Al White & Chaparral, Night & Day Orchestra, Christy Sheffield, Legacy Christian Academy – One Voice, Jerryatricks, JAG, Karaoke Night, Wayne Toups & ZyDeCajun, High Street Band, Ken Marvel & Swamp Pop, Time Travel Band, Rachel Honza, Mixx Fixxers, Jerry Nichols & Texas Thunder, 3 Car Garage, Lamar State College- Section 51, Bag of Donuts, Bayou City Rollers & Port Arthur Playboys. All bands are included in your gate admission!
See our Entertainment Schedule on our website.
Is the Young Men’s Business League a charity or 501(C) 3?
We are a nonprofit 501(C) 4 organization.
What is the Young Men’s Business League?
We are a group of business leaders in the Beaumont area committed to bettering our community. For more information about who we are, click here
How do I become a YMBL member?
Membership into YMBL is by invitation only. Please contact
our office for more information on how to become a member.