South Texas State Fair & Rodeo

March 21 - March 31, 2019

The YMBL South Texas State Fair & Rodeo 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.

Held annually at the Ford Park Entertainment Complex, 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. Click here for a printable Daily Ticket Price Schedule. 

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Guide to the YMBL South Texas State Fair

The YMBL South Texas State Fair & Rodeo is held annually at the Ford Park Entertainment Complex and 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…Continue Reading

YMBL South Texas Fair Foodie Guide

Best Fair Food When it comes to fair food, there is nothing too extreme for your taste buds. In fact, the bolder, the better. Who needs fast rides with all these thrilling flavors? With the arrival of the YMBL South Texas State Fair, all diet restrictions go out the window. This is the one time a year that locals come out in droves for unique items such as deep-fried Oreos and grilled pork kabobs.…Continue Reading

What's Your Rodeo IQ?

Spring in Southeast Texas means the start of rodeo season! This year, the YMBL South Texas State Fair and Rodeo runs March 21 - 31, 2019 at Ford Park in Beaumont. From tickets to parking and all the events, we’ve got everything you need to know about this year’s fair! But first, let’s have some fun! It’s time to test your Rodeo IQ with a few random rodeo facts! Q. What food…Continue Reading

Coming Up: YMBL South Texas State Fair

Carnival rides, baby animals, fried food galore, calf roping and more. Yes, it’s rodeo time in Southeast Texas! The Young Mens Business League (YMBL) South Texas State Fair & Rodeo is returning once again and we have your complete family guide with everything you need to know to get the most out of one of the best times of the year in our area! Top 10 Things You Don't Want to…Continue Reading

Fair Food at the Second Largest Fair in the State of Texas

It's fair time y'all. Growing up in Beaumont, Texas it was easy to take the  YMBL South Texas State Fair  for granted. I mean, we got to take a day off from school every year to visit the fair. (Didn't everyone do that?) Being older and wiser, the fair is just as fun as it was when I was a child, but I have a whole new appreciation for the quality and grandeur of this event.…Continue Reading

Specials, Schedule & Admission Prices

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A fairgrounds map along with a complete schedule of events, including discounted admission days, is available on the YMBL website.

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The Fair offers regular deals and discount days as well as unlimited ride wristbands. View the price list and & buy tickets on the YMBL website.

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Click here to book a room after a day full day of fun, food & entertainment.

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