Big Tex needs help!

Photo courtesy of the State Fair of Texas

The 2019 State Fair of Texas is a little more than 90 days away, and Big Tex is officially looking for job applicants. Seasonal job applications are now available online for a variety of departments and positions. The State Fair is a beloved Texas tradition, so it’s easy to see why working at the Fair is just as fun as attending the annual event.

 The Fair provides more than 7,000 seasonal job opportunities every year, with approximately 2,200 people employed directly by the State Fair of Texas. The minimum wage for job openings paid by the State Fair of Texas for 2019 is $11.15/hour, raised from $10/hour in 2018. As the annual event is a collection of small businesses, the remaining seasonal positions report to independent contractors, including concessionaires, ride operators and vendors. Applications for seasonal positions can be found online.

 To apply for a seasonal position at the State Fair of Texas, visit In addition to encouraging job seekers who don’t have access to a computer to visit their area public library, the Fair has partnered with several local organizations who will be opening their computer facilities to those wanting to fill out job applications. Visit for more details. — Karissa Condoianis