The Panhandle-South Plains Fair in Lubbock is now 100 years old and is one of the greatest attractions for the town of Lubbock, Texas. Over the course of a century, Lubbock has learned how to make a truly impressive fair. Attendees enjoy a number of rides, agricultural exhibits, and appearances from entertainers and other notable personalities.

There are new attractions added to the event each year and the South Plains Fair truly has something for everyone. The 2019 event will begin on September 20 and end on September 28.

Instead of purchasing easily lost tickets, fairgoers can get ride credits on a purpose-made ride card. There will be nearly 40 different rides on the midway, each offering its unique thrills and entertainment.

Some of the shows that fairgoers can see include Zach Williams, Roots and Boots, Skid Row, and The Cowsills.

It’s worth taking a weekend trip to Lubbock to experience the South Plains Fair. Here’s some more info about paying a visit to this happening Texas town.

Places To Stay In Lubbock

Visitors to the South Plains Fair who are on the lookout for a hotel in Lubbock should consider the Hyatt Place Lubbock. In addition to an indoor pool, the Hyatt Place Lubbock provides the convenience, comfort, and amenities desired by today’s travelers. The hotel is located not far from the fairgrounds. Another great choice is the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Lubbock. This comfortable, convenient hotel is also located close to the fair. It offers free Wi-Fi, parking, and breakfast.

Things To Do In Lubbock

There are a number of fun and interesting places to visit in Lubbock when you are not attending the South Plains Fair. Some of these attractions include:

McPherson Cellars Winery

This winery is family-owned and located in the Depot District in downtown Lubbock. The home of the winery is a Coca Cola bottling plant from the 1930s. Visitors can sample wines in the tasting room or enjoy five-dollar drinks Monday through Friday from 3 PM to 5 PM at happy hour.

The Buddy Holly Center

Visitors who want to enjoy the local music history in Lubbock can visit the Buddy Holly Center. The facility was built in honor of the local music legend and showcases great stage performances and visual arts displays that exemplify the storied music culture in West Texas. Visitors will also be able to take a look at instruments, personal items, and other things that are historically important to the Lubbock music scene.

The Depot District

A thriving nightlife scene along with excellent options for food and drink await you on your visit to Lubbock’s Depot District. The entertainment district will also provide a live entertainment experience for lovers of every musical genre.

4ORE! Golf

This family-friendly facility offers great golf entertainment to visitors. In addition to the numerous games offered by 4ORE! Golf, there is live entertainment, a top-notch bar and grille, and much more.

Llano Estacado Winery

The winery was established in 1976 and is dedicated to producing the best wine grown in the state of Texas. There are both tours and tastings available to visitors and the Llano Estacado Winery hosts a number of exciting events throughout the year.

Local Dining Options

Lubbock offers visitors varied and diverse food choices. Some of the best options near Hyatt Place Lubbock include:

  • Italian Garden
  • Spanky’s
  • Cast Iron Grill
  • La Diosa Cellars