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Tree Grafting with Drew

Did you know you can take one variety of fruit tree and attach it, or “graft” it, to a whole different variety of tree? Tree Grafting is just one of the many horticultural adventures we embark on daily as part of our exciting Big Tex Urban Farms initiative. In this video our Big Tex Urban Farms Manager, Drew Demler, will ...

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Carrot Cake

Created by , Paige D. Hoyt – Lewisville, TX 2nd Place–Cake Baking Carrot cakes are a spring time classic! Enjoy this delicious recipe and be ready to {hop} on in to your spring festivities with the best dessert. Don’t forget to share a photo of your masterpiece by using #StateFairofTx Cake Ingredients 1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour 2 tsp. baking powder 2 tsp. ...

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Big Tex Urban Farm Update: April 2017

The 2017 growing season is off to a busy start at the Big Tex Urban Farms. In early March, we moved the farm from its winter home on the Midway back to its original location next to the State Fair administration building. Our farm grew from an initial 100 boxes to 170, and we plan to expand it into 500 ...

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State Fair of Texas Supports Global Youth Service Day

DALLAS, TEXAS – March 22, 2017 – Considered one of the largest service events in the world, Global Youth Service Day engages millions of youth around the globe to find their voice and take action on vital issues. The event is observed across 100 countries with more than 4,000 projects completed during its 3-day span. Heading into the global event’s ...

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Spring Lawn Care in Texas

With temperatures on the rise, and the days slowly but surely getting longer, it is clear that spring is coming up quickly! We all know spring is an active time in the garden, but it is also an important time to give attention to our lawns. There are several tasks to perform this time of year to help our lawns ...

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2017 Theme: Celebrating Texans

Another season of Texas-sized fun is right around the corner, bringing people from around the nation a unique way to experience everything the Lone Star State has to offer, all in one place. As the saying goes, “everything is bigger in Texas,” and our deep-rooted sense of Texan pride is no exception. Since its establishment in 1886, the Fair has ...

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Dr. Froswa Booker-Drew: Knowing the ABCD’s

I had the pleasure of meeting with a group of VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members, part of the Mayor of Dallas’ “Grow South Initiative,” to discuss assets in the community at the University of North Texas-Dallas. I was so impressed with their efforts to build communities in the Southern sector. One of the challenges that many face in ...

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Growing Roses in Texas

Roses, an iconic symbol of Valentine’s Day. You can hardly go anywhere this time of year without running into a stand that is selling bouquets of roses ready-made to brighten someone’s day! Roses are also a classic staple in landscaping and in the flower garden. Today, I’m going to tell you how to grow them in Texas and share some ...

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Fair Pledges a Minimum of $6 Million to City of Dallas

As part of the community tenet of its mission, the State Fair of Texas aims to preserve its historical Fair Park home while helping to fund necessary improvements to its buildings and facilities. Following the most successful year in its history, the State Fair is proud to pledge a minimum of $6 million to the City of Dallas to be used ...

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