Don't forget Oprah comes to the Fair Monday

Posted on 09 Oct 2009 at 8:58am
The big O is about to meet Big Tex.
The big O is about to meet Big Tex.

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Oprah brings her show to the State Fair Monday. It should probably attract a few people. They are saying 4,000. Personally, I’d say a gajillion people but what do I know. Oprah seems to have that kind of drawing power. To top it off, Martina McBride will be performing as well. The deets on the event sound surprisingly easy considering the magnitude of her appearance in an already crowded place. However,  you need to know this now in case you have full intention of seeing her live.

The information follows the jump.

CHICAGO – Join Oprah Winfrey as she tapes segments for an upcoming “Oprah” show at the State Fair of Texas’ Chevrolet Main Stage on Monday, October 12, 2009. A crowd of approximately 4,000 is expected for a Texas-style celebration, which will include a special performance by country music superstar Martina McBride.

ADMISSION TO THE STATE FAIR OF TEXAS
Admission to the State Fair of Texas is $15. Discounted tickets are sold at Kroger grocery stores for $13.50. Gates open at 7:00am CDT. Rides and booth opening times may vary. More information for the State Fair of Texas, including directions, maps, FAQs, ticketing and allowed/prohibited items, go to www.bigtex.com <http://www.bigtex.com> .

Fair Park and the State Fair of Texas are now accessible by DART light rail. DART Combo Tickets (sold exclusively at Kroger) are $16 and include admission and a round-trip DART pass.  Parking at the Fairgrounds is $10 at all general lots, first come, first served.

ADMISSION TO THE PERFORMANCE
Admission is open to all ages. Minors should be accompanied by an adult. Chevrolet Main Stage audience area opens at 7:00am CDT on Monday, October 12. Audience gate entrances are on the east and west sides of Nimitz Drive. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Overnight parking at the Fairgrounds is prohibited.

The taping will begin promptly at 10:00am, rain or shine. Space is standing-room only for the approximately one-and-a-half-hour taping. No professional recording equipment is permitted.

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