General Information


When and where for 2014

The 8th annual Real. Texas. Festival. takes place April 25 and 26, 2014 at Rodeo Center in Mesquite, Texas, 1818 Rodeo Drive. Click here for driving directions.

Attending the Festival

Festival hours are 5-11 p.m. on Friday, April 25; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 26.

Bags and purses may be subject to search upon entering the festival and re-entering the festival.

Also, the event takes place rain or shine and will only be cancelled in the event of extreme weather conditions. No coolers, pets, firearms or weapons are permitted.


Parking in general admission areas is free. Space is available on a first come, first served basis. Complimentary shuttle service is avaliable from Memorial Stadium. Please click here for the map and driving direction.

Hotel and Lodging Information

There are a number of quality hotels within a very short driving distance of the festival grounds. For more information contact the Mesquite Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-541-2355.


Regular single-day tickets are $25 per person at the gate. Those age 16 and under are admitted free. Save $5 per ticket with the donation of a non-perishable food item benefitting the "Mayor's Canned Food Drive."

Discounted single-day tickets are $15 and are available at March 3 – April 18. Use code “rtfweb” to redeem the discounted price.

Discounted single-day tickets are also available for purchase March 3 – April 18 at the Mesquite Arena ticket office located at 1818 Rodeo Drive.

From April 19 – April 23 regular single-day tickets are $25 and are available at

Entry or Re-Entry

Re-entry to the festival grounds is permitted with an approved hand-stamp from a gate attendant. However, the hand stamp will not transfer from day to day.


Contact Information

Please click here for more Contact Information

Got a question for the RTF? Contact us via e-mail at [email protected] or via phone at 972-216-6499.

Media Inquiries

Wayne Larson

City of Mesquite Communications Manager
[email protected]

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