2018 Tri-State Fair & Rodeo kicks off

The Tri-State Fair & Rodeo opens today. (ABC 7 Amarillo-file photo)

The Tri-State Fair and Rodeo will open at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the Tri-State Fairgrounds.

It is the largest annual family event in the Texas Panhandle during which fairgoers can enjoy fun festivities for nine days straight.

Families will have the opportunity to try several food vendors, and enjoy rides, games and the PRCA Rodeo which is Sept. 20-22 at the Amarillo National Center.

Shows that are popular include the sea lion splash, the Xpogo Stunt Team, livestock and judging contests and specialty culinary contests.

On Saturday, you can head out to the 94th Tri-State Fair Parade at 10 a.m. downtown. The parade will step off from 11th Avenue and travel north along Polk turning right onto Southeast Third Avenue and ending in the Civic Center's north parking lot.

All daily shows and educational programs are included in the general gate admission.

Fair admission is $10 for those 13 and older and $5 for children 6-12. Seniors, 55 years and older, will be admitted free on Monday, Sept. 17. Children younger than 5 also are admitted for free.

Parking will be free at Gate 1 and $5 at Gate 4.

If you are interested in a mega pass, you can get one at the Tri-State Fair offices of Toot'n Totum for $95 from Sept. 14-22.

For a full list of show times, midway information and Fair and Rodeo tickets visit

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