[DENTON, TEXAS] – Wrapping up summertime with fun and excitement for the entire family, the North Texas Fair & Rodeo (NTFR) brings delicious fair food, carnival rides, exceptional vendors, live music and intense rodeo action to Denton, Texas every August. Only 20 days away, the 95th annual NTFR will take place August 18-26, 2023 at the North Texas Fairgrounds.
Nightly rodeos start at 7:30 p.m. followed by some of the hottest country music! Aaron Watson will kick off the event on the Miller Lite Main Stage Friday, August 18, and the fun will continue with headlining performances by Scotty McCreery, La Mafia, Jake Hooker & The Outsiders, Carson Jeffrey, Kody West, Gary Allan, Reckless Kelly and Tracy Lawrence.
Every August, NTFR consistently brings exceptional country music to the north Texas region. Nevertheless, with a rapidly growing association built on several generations of memberships and volunteers, NTFR strives to place family fun and tradition at the forefront of everything it does.
“We continue to support our youth, agriculture and community,” said NTFR Executive Director Glenn Carlton. “We strive every year to make this event better than it was the previous year. We want to bring you fun and excitement for the whole family.”
The NTFR accomplishes this by hosting talented musical artists, professional and youth rodeos, livestock exhibitions, a premier midway and special exhibits. Continuing the legacy of the association, this year’s event will once again bring the north Texas community together to cherish our western heritage with LIVE entertainment, FUN attractions and NEW exhibits!
An exhibit brand new to the fair in 2023 is the Great American Ag-Ventureland, which will offer families a chance to learn more about agriculture through various interactive activities. In the Coors Rodeo Arena, NTFR will be a stop on the Women’s Ranch Bronc Championships the first two nights, August 18and 19; and announced on social media July 10, 2023, Johnny Dudley will be taking over as the rodeo entertainer.
In response to the popularity of NTFR rodeo performances, the association is proud to add an additional 800 seats to the Coors Rodeo Arena. NTFR has also arranged for more remote parking on both Saturdays at Texas Woman’s University, in addition to the existing lot at First Baptist Church.
The NTFR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of western heritage. All revenue is reinvested into programs, scholarships and facilities. The NTFR, and its associates, contribute around $500,000 each year to area youth. According to the Center of Economic Development at the University of North Texas, the NTFR and its facilities have a $7 million economic impact in Denton County and an approximately $4 million impact on the City of Denton.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ntfair.com. Advance, reduced cost tickets can also be purchased at any DFW O’Reilly Auto Parts store.