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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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Fruit Trees in January

Here is a short, and dare I say sweet, blog post from our Errol McKoy Greenhouse Manager: January is a great time to plant fruit trees. The trees are dormant, which is good for planting, and the garden centers usually have their best selection of the year. Here are a few links to articles that I wrote throughout the past couple ...

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State Fair in the Community

Happy New Year! I’m excited about the opportunity to share my thoughts and the amazing work that goes on daily at the State Fair of Texas in our community. Community Involvement and Education are both part of our mission and are critical to our focus of being a great partner and neighbor.  Since April 1, I’ve been honored to serve ...

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Black Eye Pea Recipes for New Year Luck

Howdy Everyone! From our State Fair of Texas family to yours, we hope y’all had a wonderful holiday! With the New Year right around the corner, our Errol McCoy Greenhouse on the Midway Manager, Drew Demler, has put together a few tips on growing black-eyed peas as well as two of his favorite recipes. Enjoy! Not only are black-eyed peas ...

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Christmas Cacti, Holidays Gifts And More!

The holidays are upon us once again. It is time to get ready for those big meals, Christmas lights, eggnog by the fireside and pecan pie! Two years ago I wrote an article about two of my favorite holiday traditions, Christmas trees and poinsettias. Since I have covered that already, I want to talk about other holiday décor items that ...

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Win A State Fair of Texas Christmas Ornament

Enter now for your chance to win! Now’s your chance to win a hand-painted Christmas ornament created for the Fair’s 2016 theme, “Celebrating Texas Agriculture.” Be sure to enter by December 10, 2016 for your chance to have this ornament on your tree this holiday season. The deadline to enter for this promotion has ended.

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