If you withdrew from the State Fair of Texas and Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, the next right thing is there to surprise you.
The North Texas Fair and Rodeo will begin its 92nd year Friday night at the fairground just north of Highway 380 and east of Interstate 35.
This time, the capacity is limited to 50% in the rodeo arena and 75% in the exhibit building.
You will see hand sanitizing stations throughout the fairground and hundreds of signs reminding people to practice social distancing and keeping 6 feet apart.
An overflow area will be planned for concerts and rodeos so that people can maintain distance and watch the shows on a video board.
Executive Director Glenn Carlton believes that this North Texas Fair and Rodeo has found the way to open safely.
He said, “It was very stressful spring and summer, not knowing if we were going to go or not. Then we got a postponement date. Then a set postponement date has to be approved by the mayor. It’s been a rollercoaster, but we’re excited we are getting to go.”
The rodeo is a fundraiser for scholarships and youth livestock projects. The event will start at 6 p.m. Friday and runs through Oct. 24.
There will be nine nights of music and rodeos most nights at 7:30 p.m., along with livestock shows, a carnival, and a parade Sunday at 10 a.m.