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Explore Texas – Painted Churches and Coastal Texas

This post is part of a series in which SVP Marketing for The State Fair of Texas, Jennifer Schuder, showcases her Texas Roadtrip DAY 2 – Breweries to BBQ By the numbers –1 picture of baby Brahma bull, 1 painted church, 1 State Park, 1 museum, 2 breweries, 4 samples of Shiner Beer, 1 BBQ dinner.  Total miles – 118. ...

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Visit Big Tex Urban Farms

Need an idea for a fun way to spend a weekend afternoon? We have you covered. Come spend some time checking out Big Tex® Urban Farms. Now that our crop has matured a bit, you will be gazing upon all sorts of produce. Plus, if you are lucky, one of our greenhouse guys might be around to answer some questions ...

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TBT 1962 – “State Fair” Film

We bet you didn’t know that Fair Park and the State Fair of Texas had been featured in musical history, did you? Well in 1962, Rodgers and Hammerstein re-introduced the film “State Fair” to the world. After the first release of the film in 1945, the success led to a remake of the classic based on the State Fair of ...

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Explore Texas – Washington On The Brazos

This post is part of a series in which SVP Marketing for The State Fair of Texas, Jennifer Schuder, showcases her Texas Roadtrip I am blessed with a husband who has a fascination with Texas Historical Markers and history in general. He spends our beach vacations reading history books, and I have often awoken on a road trip to find ...

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State Fair of Texas Releases 2016 Creative Arts Competition Handbook

Now available online with all the details on the latest and greatest competitions, the 2016 Creative Arts Handbook is your guide to all things crafty. Whether you’re new to the crafting world or you consider yourself a Creative Arts veteran, the State Fair offers a wide variety of contests for participants on both ends of the spectrum. From jewelry making ...

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Introducing Big Tex Urban Farms

You may have noticed something growing on our State Fair of Texas social media channels. Introducing “Big Tex® Urban Farm”, a sea of 100 raised garden beds that will produce fresh, organic produce in the heart of Fair Park. In alignment with the State Fair’s mission of promoting agriculture, education and community involvement, Big Tex Urban Farm serves as an ...

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President’s Blog: The Future of the State Fair of Texas and Fair Park

This is a very exciting time for the State Fair of Texas and for our home, Fair Park.  The State Fair has enjoyed back-to-back, record-breaking years, and our team is hard at work planning a great 2016 State Fair to ensure that this momentum is maintained.  Meanwhile, Fair Park stands at the brink of a watershed moment that could transform ...

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State Fair of Texas Announces 2016 Youth Scholarship Recipients

After serving as an integral part of the organization for 24 years, the State Fair of Texas Youth Scholarship Program continues to uphold the Fair’s mission by supporting agriculture, education and community involvement. The State Fair is delighted to carry on the tradition again this year and will be awarding college scholarships to 201 graduating high school seniors, with 90 ...

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Growing Tomatoes in Texas

Howdy, Folks! Who doesn’t love good home-grown tomatoes? Whether you use them to make salsa, tomato sauce, or just slice them up for a burger, home grown tomatoes are a real treat and are definitely the undisputed queen of the veggie garden. It may seem early, but the time to start thinking about growing tomatoes is now. One of the ...

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State Fair Announces 2016 Theme “Celebrating Texas Agriculture”

The countdown to fun has officially begun – only 200 days until the State Fair of Texas® begins its annual 24-day run. With agriculture, education and community involvement at the heart of every decision, the State Fair passionately pursues opportunities to expand and build upon its mission. This year the State Fair of Texas celebrates 130 years of history with ...

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