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The State Fair of Texas Announces New Attractions for 2014

“Howdy folks!” will boom once again as Big Tex® welcomes fairgoers to the State Fair of Texas®. He may be quirky, but he’s family. Join Big Tex for a 24-day celebration of Texas. Each year the State Fair of Texas celebrates our great state with amazing food, shopping, live music and family fun. There are hundreds of daily shows, a ...

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State Fair of Texas Announces New “Texas Sports Legends” Exhibit

The State Fair of Texas and the Dallas Historical Society, in cooperation with the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, present a new exhibit honoring a selection of individuals who have contributed to athletic history in Texas, titled “Texas Sports Legends.” The exhibit will be open daily during this year’s State Fair of Texas, September 26 through October 19. The “Texas ...

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State Fair of Texas Announces New Inductees to the Texas Heritage Hall of Honor

Since its establishment in 1992, the Texas Heritage Hall of Honor has recognized distinguished members of the Lone Star state who have paved the way for the future, specifically through their contributions to the agricultural heritage of our great state. Inductees consist of Texas trailblazers, both past and present, whose achievements stand unparalleled in the world of agriculture. From education ...

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State Fair of Texas Announces 2014 Chevy Main Stage Headliners

Lineup includes NEW Red River MusicFest • Presented by “The Texas Music Scene” with Ray Benson One of the cornerstones of the State Fair of Texas is live entertainment, and with approximately 85 performances throughout the course of 24 days, fairgoers can enjoy a variety of concerts on the Chevy Main Stage. The State Fair of Texas is proud to ...

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The City of Dallas, Friends of Fair Park and the State Fair of Texas Announce Annual Fourth of July Celebration at Fair Park

DALLAS, TEXAS – June 5, 2014 – The City of Dallas, Friends of Fair Park and the State Fair of Texas invite everyone 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 ...

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State Fair of Texas Announces Annual Creative Arts Competitions with New 2014 Handbook

DALLAS, TEXAS – May 21, 2014 – Do you like to create edible pieces of art? Are you a whiz with a sewing needle? Are you waiting for the right moment to unveil that amazing secret family recipe? Do you know a child or teen who loves to paint or draw? Are you a fan of participating in cosplay? If ...

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State Fair of Texas awards 2014 Youth Livestock Scholarships throughout the state of Texas

The Board of Directors of the State Fair of Texas awarded $5,000 college scholarships to 66 high school seniors throughout the state of Texas, who have participated in the State Fair of Texas Youth Livestock competitive events and who are enrolling in an agricultural-related or agricultural-benefiting natural science curriculum at a Texas state college or university. Students in 55 cities ...

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State Fair of Texas Awards College Scholarships to Area High School Students

The Board of Directors of the State Fair of Texas honored the 2014 Dallas Independent School District (“DISD”) State Fair of Texas Pete Schenkel Scholarship recipients at a luncheon in The Music Hall at Fair Park. This year’s keynote speaker was Richie Butler, founding senior pastor of Union Cathedral and managing director of Prescott Group. KDFW Fox 4 news anchor, ...

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State Fair of Texas Elects New President

A new leader has been chosen to head the State Fair of Texas.  The Board of Directors appointed Mitchell Glieber as the new President of the organization during their annual meeting today. “We are thrilled to appoint Mitchell Glieber as the new President of the State Fair of Texas,” said Chairman of the Board, Alan Walne.  “Mitchell has the vision, ...

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Texas-Oklahoma series name updated to AT&T Red River Showdown

Classic college football series receives brand refresh for 109th matchup at the State Fair of Texas. Same classic game with a re-energized brand: the 2014 annual meeting between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Texas Longhorns is now the AT&T Red River Showdown. AT&T Inc., the University of Oklahoma and The University of Texas today announce the updated name as part ...

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