The 2020 Texas Auto Show Falls Victim to COVID-19 Restrictions

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Auto shows are among the latest popular events to fall victim to restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Casualties include the Texas Auto Show, one of the largest and longest-running shows in the country. Since 1913, the Texas Auto Show at the State Fair of Texas has drawn crowds from around the world to compare the newest automotive offerings side by side.

Sadly, the recent announcement of the 2020 Fair’s cancellation also means there won’t be a Texas Auto Show this year. The show, which takes over the Automobile Building, Centennial Building, and many other spots on the fairgrounds, has always been one of the Fair’s major attractions. Automobile manufacturers are among the biggest supporters of the Fair. Chevrolet sponsors live entertainment on their stage, while Ford, Nissan, Ram, Toyota, and many other manufacturers play a large role in the success of the Fair.

Fort Worth Auto Show Canceled


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The North Texas Automobile Dealers announced today they are canceling the 2020 Fort Worth Auto Show, with plans to return in November of 2021. Earlier this year, the 2020 Dallas Auto Show set for March 18-20 was also canceled. So was the Houston Auto Show, along with numerous others around the country.

Jim Hardick, Chairman of the North Texas Automobile Dealers, said, “Mitigating the spread of COVID-19 continues to be our highest priority. After extensive communication with our many partners, including manufacturers, national touring partners, state and local officials, as well as experts within the medical field, we feel that canceling the Fort Worth Auto Show is the correct course of action.”

North Texas Automobile Dealers is a 501©(6) not-for-profit corporation serving the automotive industry in North Texas. More than 200 dealerships are located in North Texas.

For more information about North Texas Automobile Dealers, please visit For updated information on the State Fair of Texas and the Texas Auto Show, visit