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State Fair Contributes to West ISD’s Rebuilding Efforts

State Fair of Texas officials were on hand January 14 for a building dedication ceremony of the new West ISD Agricultural Science Facility in West, Texas. Following last spring’s fertilizer plant explosion that demolished most of the district’s educational facilities, the State Fair partnered with other organizations from around the state of Texas to support fundraising efforts spearheaded by the ...

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Happy 178th Birthday, Texas

The State Fair of Texas celebrates 178 years of Texas with a trip to Fair Park’s Hall of State. The building, built in 1936 for the Texas Centennial Exposition, commemorates the history of the Lone Star State.

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Best images from the 2013 State Fair of Texas

Last year’s State Fair of Texas saw Big Tex return to his welcoming post, new fried foods like Fried Thanksgiving Dinner and Deep Fried Cuban Rolls, great shows, fun on the State Fair Midway and more. Over in livestock, the grand champion steer, aptly named Corndog, sold for a record $110,000 and almost 195,000 pounds of canned foods were collected ...

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Above the 2013 State Fair of Texas

Fly above the 2013 State Fair of Texas in this video created by Brian Aiken. Aiken, known for his stunning videos of Dallas and the surrounding area, captured the footage with a quadracopter.

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Look Back: 2013 Big Tex Choice Awards

Eight food finalists went head to head in the 2013 Big Tex Choice Awards.  Two fried delicacies, one made with tender pork and served with mojo sauce, one a twist on a holiday favorite, were chosen for top honors. Best Taste: Fried Cuban Roll Most Creative: Fried Thanksgiving Dinner Click on the gallery icons to view the 2013 Big Tex ...

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Exhibit Space Applications Now Online

Have a product or service you would like to showcase at the 2014 State Fair of Texas? Applications are currently being accepted for commercial and retail exhibitors.

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Photos: Youth Livestock Auction

Agriculture students from across the state exhibited their stock during the annual event. Hereford, Texas, native Sage Martin sold for her grand champion steer, aptly named Corndog, for a record breaking $110,000.

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