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ISAAC ROUSSO TO OPEN FIRST STATE FAIR TREATS LOCATION SEPTEMBER 20

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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

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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

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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

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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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Tickets Now Available for the 2016 State Fair of Texas and Big Tex Choice Awards

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DALLAS, TEXAS – August 1, 2016 – For all you Fair food fanatics out there, the wait is over – you can now purchase your tickets to the 12th Annual Big Tex® Choice Awards! In 2014, the annual Big Tex Choice Awards ceremony opened its doors to the public for the first time. A limited number of State Fair fans ...

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

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It’s that time of year again! State Fair concessionaires are ready to debut their latest and greatest edible creations to the public. Following in the footsteps of last year’s success, the 12th Annual Big Tex® Choice Awards presented by the Dallas Convention & Visitor’s Bureau returns bigger and “batter” than ever. Whether your palate craves a “down home” delicacy or ...

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Join Big Tex’s Team: State Fair of Texas Seasonal Job Applications Now Available Online!

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Are you an outgoing, friendly and energetic person who likes to celebrate all things Texan? Join Big Tex’s team for the 2016 State Fair of Texas! Working at the Fair is just as fun as a visit to the annual event. The State Fair provides more than 6,000 seasonal job opportunities every year, with approximately 1,500 to 1,600 people employed ...

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Big Tex Welcomes Back the Budweiser Clydesdales for the 2016 State Fair of Texas

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The State Fair of Texas is honored to once again host the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, who join the list of featured exhibits for the 2016 Fair. Last appearing at the Fair in 2005, the Budweiser Clydesdales are making a long-awaited return to the great State Fair of Texas. After serving as a fairgoer favorite for so many years, the beloved ...

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Share Your Creativity, Texas Style – Creative Arts Contest Deadline Approaches

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Are you blue ribbon worthy? The deadline to enter your creations into the 2016 State Fair of Texas is quickly approaching – don’t miss out on your chance to win! To participate in any of the pre-Fair Creative Arts contests, all entry forms and fees should be sent via mail and must be postmarked by Friday, July 22. Once the registration materials ...

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Mark Your Calendars for the Annual Fourth of July Celebration at Fair Park

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DALLAS, TEXAS – June 27, 2016 – The City of Dallas, Friends of Fair Park, the State Fair of Texas and WFAA-TV (Channel 8) invite you to celebrate America with a day of family fun and fireworks at Fair Park Fourth. Enjoy live music and access to rides, games and concessions within the State Fair of Texas Midway, starting at ...

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