January 30: Dallas State Fair Association chartered by State of Texas.
Spring: A patent infringement lawsuit forces fledgling Pan Electric Telephone Company to cease operations.
April: After a rift develops in the Dallas State Fair Association over selection of a site, the "implement men" resign to form a rival Texas State Fair, also chartered by the State of Texas. Implement manufacturer Cecil A. Keating calls the Dallas State Fair site "the worst kind of hog wallow."
May 29: A grand picnic for schoolchildren and the general public is held on the Dallas State Fair site in East Dallas.
July 3: Farmers Alliance and Knights of Labor Independence Day picnic held on Texas State Fair site in North Dallas.
July 5: Free public barbecue held on the grounds of the Dallas State Fair.
October 25-30: Texas State Fair held in North Dallas. Highlights of fair include horse racing and balloon ascensions.
October 26-November 6: Dallas State Fair held in East Dallas. Henry Garrett's power plant provides electricity for lighting. Indians perform dances in front of grandstand. Quanah Parker visits. Highlights of fair include horse racing and balloon ascensions.