When: Sept. 25–Oct. 18
Location: Dallas 

When considering the best things about a state fair, the list usually doesn’t get much further than deliciously fried items that are in no way good for you. The Texas State Fair has upped the ante with a loaded series of shows, from artists of all genres. While you’ll need to purchase an $18 ticket to the fair itself, being able to see acts like Lecrae, Lyfe Jennings, and The Beach Boys definitely makes it worth the price of admission.