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State Fair to Host First Responders Day

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As a special tribute to their public service and dedication, the Fair will host a special day recognizing the various organizations of first responders and their contribution to the community. The State Fair of Texas would like to honor all active and retired public law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics and other emergency services agencies on First Responders Day – Friday, October ...

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ISAAC ROUSSO TO OPEN FIRST STATE FAIR TREATS LOCATION SEPTEMBER 20

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State Fair-Themed Restaurant to Open in Plano Walmart Store Thanks to the innovation of State Fair of Texas award-winning concessionaire Isaac Rousso, diners will soon be able to experience a taste of the fun and food of the State Fair all year long. Later this month, Rousso will open State Fair Treats, an innovative restaurant concept, in the Walmart located ...

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State Fair of Texas Announces Winners of the 2016 Big Tex Choice Awards

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DALLAS, TEXAS – August 28, 2016 – It’s finally here, the moment you’ve all been waiting for – the highly-anticipated decision that denotes the ultimate achievement in fair food. Presenting guests with an ample assortment of tasty treats, this year’s finalists proved that there is no shortage of creativity when it comes to the Big Tex® Choice Awards. After tasting ...

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Big Tex Chocolate Cake

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The State Fair loves to showcase Creative Arts competitors and their creations in our Cookbook and our new recipe blog on bigtex.com. Enter your favorite recipe in one of our Creative Arts competitions for your chance to be in the spotlight!   Big Tex Chocolate Cake Created By Ben Graass from Dallas, TX 1st Place — Youth Cooking, Jrs.   ...

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State Fair of Texas Announces Judges for 2016 Big Tex Choice Awards

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The concessionaires are ready, the food is hot and taste buds are tingling. The wait is almost over – the 12th Annual Big Tex® Choice Awards presented by the Dallas Convention & Visitor’s Bureau is just days away and its time to meet the lucky few who will crown the ultimate winners of this year’s Fair food competition.   With ...

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Fried Chicken with Honey-Pecan Glaze

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The State Fair loves to showcase Creative Arts competitors and their creations in our Cookbook and our new recipe blog on bigtex.com. Enter your favorite recipe in one of our Creative Arts competitions for your chance to be in the spotlight!   Fried Chicken with Honey-Pecan Glaze Created By Jill Spears from Prosper, TX 1st Place — Southern Comfort Food ...

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State Fair of Texas Announces Finalists for the 2016 Big Tex Choice Awards

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Fair food fever has officially returned, as concessionaires get ready to debut their most indulgent assortment of dishes yet! Celebrating more than a decade of decadence, the State Fair of Texas is proud to partner with the Dallas Convention & Visitor’s Bureau to present another year of culinary creations at the 12th Annual Big Tex® Choice Awards. For the first ...

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How Texan Are You? Take our Quiz!

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We’re just 50 days away from the great State Fair of Texas.  To celebrate, we want to see just how Texan you are. Take our quiz below to see if your a bona-fide Lone Star ambassador.

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Tickets Now Available for the 2016 State Fair of Texas and Big Tex Choice Awards

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DALLAS, TEXAS – August 1, 2016 – For all you Fair food fanatics out there, the wait is over – you can now purchase your tickets to the 12th Annual Big Tex® Choice Awards! In 2014, the annual Big Tex Choice Awards ceremony opened its doors to the public for the first time. A limited number of State Fair fans ...

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State Fair of Texas Announces the 2016 Big Tex Choice Awards Semi-Finalists

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It’s that time of year again! State Fair concessionaires are ready to debut their latest and greatest edible creations to the public. Following in the footsteps of last year’s success, the 12th Annual Big Tex® Choice Awards presented by the Dallas Convention & Visitor’s Bureau returns bigger and “batter” than ever. Whether your palate craves a “down home” delicacy or ...

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