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State Fair of Texas Announces 2015 Youth Scholarship Recipients

DALLAS, TEXAS – April 17, 2015 – After serving as an integral part of the organization for 23 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 ...

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State Fair of Texas Elects New Board Chairman

DALLAS, TEXAS – April 15, 2015 – The Board of Directors for the State Fair of Texas appointed Richard Knight, Jr. as its new chairman of the board and chairman of the executive committee for the organization during their annual meeting today. Mr. Knight will replace Alan Walne, who stepped down today following his four-year term as chairman. Mr. Knight was elected ...

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State Fair of Texas and Big Thought Partner to Promote Innovative Learning

With education at the core of its foundation, the State Fair of Texas aims to provide quality educational opportunities for students within the community, both locally and statewide. In line with this mission, the Fair currently donates 1.7 million free admission tickets each year to students and teachers at North Texas schools. In support of its student ticketing program, the ...

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State Fair of Texas Announces 2015 Theme

Get your bags packed and your road maps ready – the State Fair of Texas® is just around the corner, bringing you an all-access pass to Texas-sized fun! A celebration of all things Texan, the State Fair encourages visitors to explore the great Lone Star State and all it has to offer. A combination of entertainment, art, agriculture, history and ...

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One for the Books – The 2014 State Fair of Texas is a Fair to Remember

DALLAS, TEXAS – October 20, 2014 – That’s a wrap, folks! It’s hard to believe, but the 2014 State Fair of Texas® is coming to a close after a 24-day run – and a memorable one at that. This year’s Fair was one for the books, proving to be a record-breaking season not only in terms of numbers, but in ...

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Columbus Day Special Ticket Offer Information

The State Fair of Texas and DART Extend Special Offer for Columbus Day School Tickets Due to high winds and downed rail lines on DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit), the State Fair of Texas® and DART have partnered to offer students and teachers with Columbus Day school tickets the opportunity to come say “howdy” to Big Tex® on the final ...

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III Forks Steakhouse and Big Tex Champion Club Purchase Grand Champion Market Steer For Record $112,000 in State Fair of Texas Youth Livestock Auction

Going once… Going twice… Sold! In honor of the 66th Annual Youth Livestock Auction, the State Fair of Texas® kicked off the event with a record-setting sale of the 2014 Grand Champion Market Steer. For the second year in a row III Forks® Steakhouse joined hands with the Big Tex® Champion Club to place the highest bid on the prize-winning ...

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The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps Returns to the State Fair of Texas

When the gates open September 26, the occasion will mark the 51st appearance of the United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps at the State Fair of Texas. Each year, fairgoers eagerly await the return of “The Commandant’s Own,” a title recognizing the special status of the prestigious marching band.  After a year hiatus, the Corps will return to Marine ...

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The State Fair of Texas Announces Winners of the 2014 Big Tex Choice Awards

DALLAS, TEXAS – September 1, 2014 – The results are in and the winners have been declared! Thanks to the unique creations presented by this year’s finalists, the 10th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards featured a smorgasbord of culinary concoctions, with the perfect balance of sweet and savory. With eight finalists competing for the titles of Best Tasting and Most ...

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The State Fair of Texas Announces Finalists in the 2014 Big Tex Choice Awards

DALLAS, TEXAS – August 18, 2014 – Food has been at the heart of the State Fair of Texas® since the gates first opened in 1886. Since 2005, each year State Fair concessionaires cook up tasty and unique foods for a chance to become a finalist in the Big Tex® Choice Awards. In 2013, the Big Tex Choice Awards winners were chosen from ...

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