Statler Hotel Created An Incredible Replica Of The State Fair

The pop-up event called "Fair Play" opens today.

September 11, 2020
Texas Star ferris wheel at State Fair of Texas

(Photo credit: Kevin Brown/ State Fair of Texas®)

There are so many ways to enjoy the State Fair of Texas this year even though it's technically been canceled. 

Statler Hotel in downtown Dallas created a pop-up event called "Fair Play" that will satisfy all your carnival cravings. The have corn dogs, funnel cakes, and plenty of fried foods. Plus, there will be midway games and even a butter sculpture of Elvis Presley. Add bonus: it looks like an incredible place to snap some whimsical Instagram photos. 

THE STATLER HAS TRANSFORMED INTO A STATE FAIR POP UP FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKENDS! - We love how so many Dallas establishments have joined in to help our community make up for no State Fair this year, with themed menus, food trucks and more! And @thestatler might take the cake for the most epic pop up! - Called Fair Play, the Statler has transformed its 12,000 sq ft @statlerballroom into an interactive state fair-inspired photo installation & activity zone. We toured ourselves today, as they prepare to officially open tomorrow, for the next two Friday-Sunday’s! (9/11-9/13, 9/18-20) - Upon entering, you’re greeted with massive balloon installations by @lushra. Head through the replica Midway arch to find photo experiences activations, a butter sculpture and all the Fair-themed decor and bright lights. - A bar serves up on theme drinks, and you can head downstairs to @scout_dallas, the “TX Fare & Midway” with fair foods like foot long corn dogs and fried s’mores, drink specials and games like horseshoe and corn hole! - Seriously, it is sensory overload, in the best way! And The Statler is making sure they are hosting this pop up in a safe and socially distanced way - you must wear masks and you’ll select a specific date and one hour time period for tickets; which are $10 each and include 1 “Fare” ticket redeemable for 2 food or beverage tastings. So hurry to tag your friends and get tickets at, because time slots are already filling up and selling out! - P.S. kids are welcome too and if they are 6 or younger, entry is FREE! Also, if you want to participate in restaurant week, @overeasydallas, @sferecodallas and @primos_mx_kitchen all have fair-inspired menus (and that includes hot Cheeto crusted avocado fries at Primos!)

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