TRAFFIC ALERT AND INFORMATION- South Texas State Fair and Rodeo- March 23 through April 2, 2023
Fairgoers need to be aware of traffic detours because of the construction on Interstate 10 and the access roads near Ford Park. Fair officials suggest fairgoers plan to arrive early and be on the lookout for message boards and signs offering the best routes to Ford Park.
Beginning March 23 and continuing through April 2, the Major Drive exit from I-H 10 westbound will be closed during peak fair times to avoid traffic backing up onto the main lanes of the interstate.
Fairgoers from north of the city traveling westbound on I-H 10 are advised to take the Walden Road exit and veer right onto Walden Road then proceed to Major Drive. At Major Drive turn left and proceed to I-H 10. After crossing under I-H 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-H 10 are advised to take the HWY 365 exit and turn right onto HWY 365 then proceed to Hwy 124 and turn left on 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.
Motorists coming into Beaumont on Hwy 96/Cardinal Drive from Mid and South County and points south in Beaumont should take the Hwy 124/Fannett Road exit and turn left onto Hwy 124/Fannett Road then into Ford Park using Gate 0.
Fairgoers coming from the west end of Beaumont should travel Major Drive crossing under I-H 10. After crossing under I-H 10 turn left onto the service road and enter Ford Park using (Gate 4) the main marquee entrance drive into Ford Park.
Patrons will be able to park on the Ford Park grounds and are encouraged to carpool as much as possible to avoid traffic delays.
For more information visit ymbl.org.