North Texas Fair and Rodeo to host UNT Day Aug. 24

The North Texas Fair and Rodeo is partnering with UNT to host UNT Day at the fair Friday, Aug. 24.

The UNT Alumni Association offers discounted general admission to the fair, rodeo and concerts for UNT alumni and friends. Tickets begin at $15 for adults with free entry for children up to 12-years-old. All tickets sold through the Alumni Association include a $5 pre-loaded wristband for concessions. To purchase tickets, visit

The day will be filled with fun, starting at the entry gates. The first 250 people to arrive will receive a free UNT T-shirt. All three fair entrances will be staffed by UNT employees with giveaways until supplies run out. Gates open at 6 p.m.

Fairgoers can enjoy carnival rides, livestock shows, art contests, a kids’ tractor pull and concerts throughout the day. Bull riding at the Miller Lite Bull Blow Out starts at 7:30 p.m. UNT travel mugs will be given away during the rodeo, and UNT President Neal Smatresk will  make an appearances. A rider on horseback will carry the UNT flag during the event.

UNT alumni the Eli Young Band  performs from 9:30 to 11 p.m. on the Budweiser Stage and Aaron Einhouse wraps up the evening beginning at 11 p.m. on the Bud Light Stage. All concerts are included in the fair’s general admission cost.

For more information on the North Texas Fair and Rodeo visit