ymbl south texas state fair


The YMBL South Texas State Fair brings thousands of visitors to Beaumont each spring with food, entertainment, and, of course, carnival rides. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) showcases the country's top cowboys and cowgirls at the YMBL Championship Rodeo while locals present their masterpieces at the School Art, Quilt and Photo Show. There's a Livestock & Poultry Show as well as a Youth Animal Auction, Kids Fun Zone and more.


March 24 - April 3, 2016

Future Dates:

March 23 - April 2, 2017
March 22 - April 1, 2018
March 21 - March 31, 2019
March 26 - April 5, 2020


Held annually at Ford Park Event Center, the fairgrounds are filled to near capacity with over 250 booths dishing out exotic and intriguing dishes made for easy eating on the go - funnel cakes, cheesecake-on-a-stick, pork kabobs, rabbit-on-a-stick, fried alligator, fried pickles and more. Ford Park Exhibit Hall is filled to the brim each year with art, quilt and photo shows as well as merchandise vendors showcasing their wares.

Ticket Information:

The YMBL South Texas State Fair has special deals and discount days throughout the fair. View ticket information here.

Schedule of Events:

With so much going on, there's a lot to keep up with. Get the complete schedule of events online here.


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