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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I park at the Market?
Parking is available at gates 2 and 5 (overflow) at Fair Park near Centennial Hall at $10/entry.  Valet parking is also available for an additional $12/car.  Click here for more information.

Can I purchase food and drinks at the Market?
Absolutely!  Food and drinks are available for purchase in two locations within the Market.  There will be a variety of lunch items such as salads, soups, sandwiches, etc.  There are plenty of tables to sit down to enjoy your meal and rest as well.

Are strollers allowed at the Market?
Yes, you are welcome to bring your stroller.

Does my child need a ticket?
Children under 12 are free!

Do you have childcare?
We are not able to offer childcare this year.

Re-Admission Tickets?
Preview Party Tickets are valid for the Wednesday night event and are eligible for re-admission anytime during the show.  First Call tickets are valid for Thursday morning and are eligible for re-admission anytime during the show.  General Admission tickets are valid for one-day entry only beginning Thursday afternoon through the close of the Market.

Will all the Merchants be open for shopping at the Preview Party?
Yes, all of our fantastic Merchants will be ready to show off (and sell!) their merchandise at the Preview Party event on Wednesday night!

What handicapped accessibility is available?
Handicap parking is available.  Fair Park does not provide wheelchairs.

Is there somewhere I can leave my purchases while I shop?
Yes, there is a Package Check service available.  We will hold your packages for you in a safe place for a nominal fee.

Which Tom Thumb stores have tickets for the Market?
All DFW area Tom Thumb stores have GENERAL ADMISSION ONLY tickets to sell. Please go to your local Tom Thumb customer service counter to purchase General Admission tickets at the advanced ticket price. Preview Party tickets and First Call tickets are only available online, through an alumni or at the door.

Once online ticket sales have closed, can I still purchase tickets?
Yes, ticket sales close the Sunday before the Market. All ticket types will be available at the door of the Market. Please stop by the Ticket Booth in front of the Market to purchase tickets. General Admission tickets are also available at area Tom Thumb stores through the final day of the Market.  Please see our home page regarding our times and prices.