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State Fair of Texas Supports Global Youth Service Day


DALLAS, TEXAS – March 22, 2017 – Considered one of the largest service events in the world, Global Youth Service Day engages millions of youth around the globe to find their voice and take action on vital issues. The event is observed across 100 countries with more than 4,000 projects completed during its 3-day span. Heading into the global event’s ...

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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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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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Most Successful Fair in 130-Year History


They say all good things must come to an end, but goodbyes are never easy. As Big Tex bids his final farewell for the year, it’s hard to believe that the 2016 State Fair of Texas is coming to a close. This year the Fair welcomed 2,408,032 people through the gates. Proving to be the most successful year in Fair ...

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State Fair of Texas Awards Inaugural Pride of Texas Award


During the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 State Fair of Texas, State Fair President Mitchell Glieber surprised everyone by awarding the Dallas Police Department with a bronze statue resembling Big Tex from the State Fair called the Pride of Texas Award. Glieber explained during the ceremony, that the State Fair team was inspired to begin this new tradition following the ...

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2017 Auto Lineup Unveiled at the State Fair of Texas

Buckle up for the State Fair of Texas Auto Show! Today’s Auto Show Media Day included big announcements from a long list of top manufacturers, ranging from unveilings of all-new models to upgrades and new features being added to the current lineup. Home to the largest new car auto show in the Southwest, the State Fair of Texas plays host ...

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State Fair-Themed Restaurant to Open in Plano Walmart Store Thanks to the innovation of State Fair of Texas award-winning concessionaire Isaac Rousso, diners will soon be able to experience a taste of the fun and food of the State Fair all year long. Later this month, Rousso will open State Fair Treats, an innovative restaurant concept, in the Walmart located ...

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State Fair of Texas Announces Winners of the 2016 Big Tex Choice Awards


DALLAS, TEXAS – August 28, 2016 – It’s finally here, the moment you’ve all been waiting for – the highly-anticipated decision that denotes the ultimate achievement in fair food. Presenting guests with an ample assortment of tasty treats, this year’s finalists proved that there is no shortage of creativity when it comes to the Big Tex® Choice Awards. After tasting ...

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State Fair of Texas Announces Judges for 2016 Big Tex Choice Awards


The concessionaires are ready, the food is hot and taste buds are tingling. The wait is almost over – the 12th Annual Big Tex® Choice Awards presented by the Dallas Convention & Visitor’s Bureau is just days away and its time to meet the lucky few who will crown the ultimate winners of this year’s Fair food competition.   With ...

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State Fair of Texas Announces Finalists for the 2016 Big Tex Choice Awards


Fair food fever has officially returned, as concessionaires get ready to debut their most indulgent assortment of dishes yet! Celebrating more than a decade of decadence, the State Fair of Texas is proud to partner with the Dallas Convention & Visitor’s Bureau to present another year of culinary creations at the 12th Annual Big Tex® Choice Awards. For the first ...

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