North Texas Fair and Rodeo hosts UNT Day Aug. 24

The North Texas Fair and Rodeo is partnering with the University of North Texas to host UNT Day at the fair Aug. 24. The day will be filled with fun, starting at the entry gates. The first 500 people to arrive will receive a free UNT T-shirt and the first 250 children to enter will receive a Scrappy key chain. All three fair entrances will be manned by UNT staff with giveaways as long as supplies last. Gates open at 6 p.m.

Fair goers can enjoy carnival rides, livestock shows, art contests, a kids’ tractor pull and concerts throughout the day. There also will be bull riding at the Miller Lite Bull Blow Out starting at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24. During the rodeo, there will be special giveaways of UNT travel mugs and UNT President Neal Smatresk will be there to introduce the Eli Young Band. A rider on horseback will display the UNT flag during the event.

The Eli Young Band will perform from 9:30 to 11 p.m on the Budweiser Stage. To close out the evening, Aaron Einhouse will play beginning at 11 p.m on the Bud Light Stage. All this great music is included in the fair’s general admission cost. General admission to the fair, rodeo and concerts is $20 for adults and $5 for children ages 7-12.

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