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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Traffic Information for South Texas State Fair- March 24 - April 3, 2022.

The South Texas State Fair will be taking place from Thursday, March 24 through Sunday, April 3, 2022. Due to on-going construction in the areas surrounding Ford Park, traffic routes to and from the fair will be impacted. The Major Drive exit from I-10 westbound will be closed during peak fair times to prevent traffic from backing up onto I-10. As a reminder, Hwy 124 (Fannett Road) is also closed just east of Walden Road due to a bridge replacement project. The below listed routes are recommended when traveling to the fair:

Fairgoers from north of the city, traveling westbound on I-10 are advised to take the Walden Road exit, veer right onto Walden Road and proceed to Major Drive. Turn Left onto Major Drive then proceed to I-10. After crossing under I-10, turn left onto the service road and enter Gate 4, the main marquee entrance drive into Ford Park.

Fairgoers from west of the city, traveling eastbound on I-10 are advised to take the Hwy 365 exit and turn right onto Hwy 365, then proceed to Hwy 124 (Fannett Rd) and turn left onto Hwy 124 towards Major Drive. Upon arriving at the flashing red light at Major Drive, turn left onto Major Drive continuing on Major Drive into Ford Park using Gate 2.

Fairgoers coming into Beaumont on Hwy 96/Cardinal Drive from Mid/South County and South Beaumont are advised to proceed to I-10 West, take the Walden Road exit, veer right onto Walden Road and proceed to Major Drive. Turn Left onto Major Drive then proceed to I-10. After crossing under I-10, turn left onto the service road and enter Gate 4, the main marquee entrance drive into Ford Park. Hwy 124 (Fannett Road) is closed at the Hillebrandt Bayou Bridge so there is NO ACCESS to Ford Park from the West Cardinal Drive/Fannett Road exit. 

Fairgoers coming from the west end of Beaumont are advised to travel South on Major drive and proceed to I-10. After crossing under I-10, turn left onto the service road and enter Gate 4, the main marquee entrance drive into Ford Park.

Parking will be available on the Ford Park grounds but patrons are encouraged to car pool as much as possible. For more information visit www.ymbl.org
We ask drivers to plan ahead for possible delays. Visit the Beaumont Police Facebook Page for image of routes listed above.

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