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State Fair of Texas Releases 2016 Creative Arts Competition Handbook

Now available online with all the details on the latest and greatest competitions, the 2016 Creative Arts Handbook is your guide to all things crafty. 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 ...

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State Fair of Texas Announces 2016 Youth Scholarship Recipients

After serving as an integral part of the organization for 24 years, the State Fair of Texas Youth Scholarship Program continues to uphold the Fair’s mission by supporting agriculture, education and community involvement. The State Fair is delighted to carry on the tradition again this year and will be awarding college scholarships to 201 graduating high school seniors, with 90 ...

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State Fair Announces 2016 Theme “Celebrating Texas Agriculture”

The countdown to fun has officially begun – only 200 days until the State Fair of Texas® begins its annual 24-day run. With agriculture, education and community involvement at the heart of every decision, the State Fair passionately pursues opportunities to expand and build upon its mission. This year the State Fair of Texas celebrates 130 years of history with ...

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State Fair of Texas Announces Winners of the 2015 Big Tex Choice Awards

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 all eight foods and carefully evaluating each item, ...

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The State Fair of Texas Announces Finalists for the 2015 Big Tex Choice Awards

DALLAS, TEXAS – August 18, 2015 – Gators and lobsters and buffalos, oh my! State Fair concessionaires have outdone themselves yet again with a slew of concoctions that are as creative as they are delicious. Celebrating a decade of decadence in 2014, the annual Big Tex® Choice Awards ceremony opened its doors to the public for the first time. A ...

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State Fair of Texas Announces New Attractions for 2015

DALLAS, TEXAS – August 12, 2015 – It’s that time of year again…the State Fair of Texas is back, bringing all your favorites, plus a few new additions too! Following a record-breaking 2014 season, the Fair is kicking off its 24-day run with an all-star lineup of food, festivities and family fun. Celebrating 129 years of Lone Star tradition, the ...

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Tickets Now Available for the 2015 State Fair of Texas and Big Tex Choice Awards

DALLAS, TEXAS – July 31, 2015 – Tick tock, it’s time to buy your tickets for the great State Fair of Texas! To kick off the 2015 season, the State Fair has begun selling general admission tickets, food and ride coupons, as well as tickets to the 11th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards. All tickets are available to order online ...

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The City of Dallas, Friends of Fair Park, the State Fair of Texas and WFAA-TV Invite You to the Annual Fourth of July Celebration at Fair Park

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 at the City of Dallas’ official Independence Day celebration, Fair Park Fourth. Enjoy live music, water features and access to rides, games and concessions within the State Fair of Texas Midway, starting ...

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State Fair of Texas Season Passes On Sale Now!

Fair season is right around the corner, which means it’s never too early to start planning your trip to the great State Fair of Texas! The big event kicks off September 25 for its annual 24-day run. Get your passport to Texas tradition with the State Fair Season Pass, on sale now. The Fair is bringing you the best value ...

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State Fair of Texas Gets Crafty with 2015 Creative Arts Competition Handbook

  For all you cooking and crafting enthusiasts and Fair fanatics – the wait is over, your official 2015 State Fair of Texas Creative Arts Competition Handbook has arrived! The State Fair is bringing you yet another year of top-notch competitions and chances to show off your creative side. Whether you’re new to the crafting world or you consider yourself ...

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