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Five things to do before the State Fair closes

Texans and fans of the lone star state alike have just a few more days to enjoy the sights, sounds and flavors of the 2014 edition of the State Fair of Texas.

This year’s Fair has been filled family-friendly activities, great performances on the Chevy Main Stage, thrills on the Midway and exciting college football in the historic Cotton Bowl® Stadium. The final days of the annual exposition are sure to please every visitor to step into Fair Park, home of the State Fair of Texas.

Headed to the fairgrounds this week? Be sure to make time for the following not-to-miss activities and events on your trip:

14_blog_illume5. Visit the Canstruction® Exhibit in the Science Building – Presented by Bank of America

Built entirely out of canned food, this exhibit showcases the work of DFW’s most talented architects and engineers. The education exhibit also shines light on hunger in the United States. All canned food items will be donated to the North Texas Food Bank and Tarrant Area Food Bank after the State Fair Closes.

The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Science Building near the lagoon.

 

14_blog_texassports4. See Tom Landry’s Super Bowl rings in the “Texas Sports Legends” Exhibit

“Texas Sports Legends” is located in the Hall of State on Lone Star Boulevard. A selection of memorabilia from the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, permanently housed in Waco, is showcased in the building exclusively for the Fair’s run.

Entrance to the Hall of State and the exhibit is free of charge. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

 

14_blog_illume3. Watch the fire, water and pyrotechnic show “Illumination Sensation”

This spectacular evening show featuring fireworks, high-tech video projections, liquid fire fountains, dancing waters and computer-generated graphics synchronized to a musical montage.

Show up early to stake out the best vantage points on the Esplanade! Nightly at 8:00 p.m. Presented by Mattress Firm.

 

14_blog_corndog2. Eat a Fletcher’s Corny Dog

Nothing says State Fair of Texas food like the original Fletcher’s Corny Dog. The iconic food-on-a-stick has been served up at the Fair since 1942.

Regardless if you eat yours with mustard or ketchup (or even plain), be sure to grab one before leaving the park.

 

14_blog_bigtex1. Grab a photo with State Fair icon Big Tex®

For more than six decades, families from across Texas and the nation have stopped in front of Big Tex to hear him say “Howdy, Folks!” and take a photo with the world’s largest cowboy. Don’t miss your chance to see the big guy and capture your trip to the State Fair with a group picture.

 

 

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