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The Amarillo Tri-State Exposition is a nonprofit membership-driven organization which manages the Tri-State Fairgrounds and produces the Tri-State Fair & Rodeo. In addition, the fairgrounds hosts over 175 different rental events throughout the year.
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Since the Exposition is a 501c3, do they award scholarships?

Yes, we do award scholarships. Each year three $6,000 scholarships are awarded to area graduates. One to a 4-H member, one to an FFA member and one is at-large. Scholarships are handled through Opportunity Plan, Inc. in Canyon, Texas.

Does the Exposition work with area non-profits?

Yes we work with Eveline Rivers to provide warm winter coats for area children. We host High Plains Food Bank night the first Friday of the Fair and we also have local non-profit food vendors.


How much does it cost to get into the Fair?

Adults $10
Youth (6-12) $5
Sr. Citizens (55+) $5


What are the hours?

Opening Day-Friday, Sept. 15-4PM
Daily 8AM-Midnight

Carnival Hours-Noon-Midnight Weekends and 4PM-Midnight throughout the week.

When are entries due at the Fair?

Entry days in the Rex Baxter Building are as follows:
Tuesday, Sept. 12 through Friday, Sept. 15. Not all entries in the creative arts department are taken each day so please take a look at he fair catalog to find which day you need to be here to enter your items.

Entry forms available on-line to save you time at check-in.

What do I need to do to bring a group of children to the fair for the Ag Education shows?

The first Monday of the fair through the last Friday of the fair we offer Ag Education shows for our young visitors. These are offered by reservation only. Please call the office at 806-376-7767 to receive your reservation form.

Do you have ATMs available at the Fair?

ATMs are placed throughout the Fair.

May I bring my pet to the Fair?

Pets are not allowed on the fairgrounds. This includes the Midway and the Rodeo Arena and surrounding areas. Service animals with proper documentation will be allowed on the grounds.

Do you have a lost and found?

Yes. Lost and found items from the carnival or any location of the fair are taken to the main office on the south side of the fairgrounds. Gate 2 or call 806-376-7767.


What are the height requirements for the rides?

36" is the minimum with a ticketed adult. All rides have a minimum requirement and those differ with each ride.

View Crabtree Amusements website for additional information.


What is a Mega Pass?

Mega Passes are $65 August 15-Sept. 14.
$70 Sept. 15. Mega Passes include daily gate admission and a carnival wristband each day of the fair.

Mega Passes go on sale at the fair office August 15 and at Toot'n Totum September 1.

What are the hours?

Opening Day-Friday, Sept. 15-4PM
Daily 8AM-Midnight

Carnival Hours-1 PM-Midnight Weekends and 4PM-Midnight throughout the week.

PRCA Rodeo

What are the nights of the Rodeo?

PRCA Rodeo Nights
Thursday, September 21
Friday, September 22
Saturday, September 23

What time does the Rodeo begin and where is it?

7:00 PM in the Amarillo National Center with Mutton Bustin' and Calf Scramble. Performance begins at 7:30 PM

Is there a charge for the Rodeo?

$5 each performance

Fair & Rodeo Salute

What is the Fair & Rodeo Salute?

The Fair & Rodeo Salute replaces the gala and serves as a kick-off for the annual Tri-State Fair & Rodeo. In addition to sponsors being recognized we will also introduce our Western Heritage honoree and our scholarship recipients. This event is only open to sponsors, our western heritage honoree, scholarship recipients and board members.

When and where is the Fair & Rodeo Salute be held?

The event will be held in the Commercial Exhibit Hall and is by invitation only.

What about the gala?

We will not be holding a gala as it has been known the past several years. It is time to step away and rebuild our scholarship fundraising night.

We feel that over the year's people have lost vision of what that even was created for. We do plan to host a scholarship fundraising night in the future. More information to come.
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