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Daily Top 5: Thursday, October 15, 2015

Each new day at the 2015 State Fair of Texas brings exciting shows, family-friendly activities, live music, and so much more.

Visiting the Fairgrounds today? Be sure to add these five not-to-miss events to your to-do list.
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Daily Top 5 for Thursday, October 15, 2015
Presented by Texas Lottery

Buildings open at 10 a.m.

  1. Big Texas Music ExhibitBig Texas Music Exhibit

    Presented by the Les Paul Foundation, The Dallas Morning News and NBC 5.

    Texas music is celebrated not only here in our great state, but all across the country. Honoring well-known Texas artists, the “Big Texas Music” exhibit includes memorabilia, audiovisual displays and social interactive pieces, as well as daily live music performances from a wide variety of artists. The exhibit features both artists who were born in Texas and those who have lived here and consider themselves natives. Spanning numerous decades, “Big Texas Music” showcases famous Texas musicians from every genre, celebrating the diverse range of talent hailing from the Lone Star State.

  2. Wild West Pet PaloozaWild West Pet Palooza

    Presented by Kroger.

    The Wild West Pet Palooza, featuring Joel Slaven’s Professional Animals, includes an array of comical skits starring animals that have been rescued from shelters across the nation. Boasting an impressive cast of critters ranging from cats and dogs to pigs and porcupines, this show is full of family fun. The show is run by nationally acclaimed animal trainer Joel Slaven, who has been working with animals for more than 40 years and has trained animals for major films such as “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” and “That Darn Cat.” Slaven and his staff of trainers have adopted hundreds of homeless pets and brought them back to star in shows all around the country. Shows at 1, 2:30, 4:30 and 6 p.m. in the Band Shell.

  3. Guided Livestock TourGuided Livestock Tour

    Want to get up close and personal with State Fair livestock? Take a tour of their living quarters and have all your questions answered by resident student experts! Livestock is at the heart of Texas culture, economy and livelihood. At the State Fair livestock barns you can test your livestock terminology and check out more than 15 different breeds of cattle, along with an assortment of sheep, rabbits, llamas and more. 16 daily guided tours every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, departing from the Champions Row area in Ag-Power Plaza.

  4. Butter SculptureButter Sculpture

    Presented by Pollo Tropical.

    Amidst the blue ribbon winning contest entries displayed throughout the Creative Arts building lies an equally unique creation – the State Fair butter sculpture. Renowned sculptress Sharon BuMann returns to the Fair for the eighteenth year, impressing visitors with her ability to create a masterpiece entirely out of butter.

  5. Thrifty ThursdayThrifty Thursday

    Presented by Silverleaf Resorts.

    Through the Fair’s newest discount program, participating food vendors are offering smaller portions of one of their signature menu items at a reduced price. Perfect for fairgoers wanting just a tiny taste rather than a full-size meal, or families looking for new ways to save while still getting to enjoy their fair food favorites. Look for participating concessionaires every Thursday of the Fair and put your tasting skills to the test!

  6. Texas LotteryTexas Lottery

    Come play the Games of Texas at the Texas Lottery Luck Zone!  With a $10 purchase you can spin the prize wheel to win free scratch-off tickets or a chance to go in the money machine.
    You can even win free prizes just by answering trivia questions or joining in on the fun with onstage contests. So stop by our Texas-sized tent today for a chance to win big!

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