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Daily Top 5: Thursday, October 8, 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 8, 2015
Presented by AT&T

Buildings open at 10 a.m.

  1. Creative Arts ContestsCreative Arts Contests

    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 to pickle canning, pie baking to holiday decorating, and leather crafting to printmaking, the Creative Arts Department has something for the inner artist in you. A quintessential element of the Fair, the Creative Arts Building serves as a showcase for all the winning entries in each of the various competitions, as well as the location for daily contests throughout the run of the Fair. Creative Arts building open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  2. 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!

  3. Mundo LatinoMundo Latino

    A celebration of Latin culture, Mundo Latino brings a unique exhibit to the Fair every year. Housed inside the Women’s Museum, the annual Mundo Latino exhibit focuses on a different aspect of Hispanic culture each year. An educational opportunity for all fairgoers, Mundo Latino provides a unique experience for people of Hispanic heritage as well as any visitors interested in learning more about the rich Latin culture. Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Women’s Museum building.

  4. Pee Wee StampedePee Wee Stampede

    Kids can grab their cowboy gear and get ready to ride! The Pee Wee Stampede lets kiddos put on a show and participate in mock rodeo events. While the crowd cheers, the kids race on their stick horses and bulls and provide a fun-filled show for everyone. From bronco busting to barrel racing, kids are the stars of this rodeo. You can’t miss this laugh-out-loud production! Suitable for children four to eight years old. Shows at 11 a.m., 12, 1:30 and 4 p.m. in the Ranch Arena.

  5. Veterans MemorialVeterans Memorial

    Paying tribute to our brave veterans, five tablets of Texas granite are inscribed with the names of Texans killed or missing in action during the Vietnam War. Visitors can place American flags next to the names of soldiers they wish to honor. Nine recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor are among those memorialized. Located near Fair Park Station.

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