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State Fair of Texas Awards $1.3 Million to Texas Youth

Since its establishment in 1992, the State Fair of Texas® Youth Scholarship Program has continued to uphold the Fair’s nonprofit mission of supporting agriculture, education and community involvement. To celebrate 25 years of supporting Texas youth through college scholarships, the State Fair honored its Dallas-area scholarship recipients at the annual Youth Scholarship Luncheon today. Graduating high school seniors and their ...

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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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Win A State Fair of Texas Christmas Ornament

Enter now for your chance to win! Now’s your chance to win a hand-painted Christmas ornament created for the Fair’s 2016 theme, “Celebrating Texas Agriculture.” Be sure to enter by December 10, 2016 for your chance to have this ornament on your tree this holiday season. The deadline to enter for this promotion has ended.

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Ten reasons we’re thankful

With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, the State Fair of Texas would like to take some time to reflect on a few of the many reasons that we give thanks this holiday season. From some of our favorite memories at the 2016 State Fair of Texas, to all of the men and women who dedicate their lives every ...

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Blue Cheesecake with Pear Preserves and Pecans

Blue Cheesecake with Pear Preserves and Pecans Created by Donna Thomas 1st place — 2015 Party Foods This unique party appetizer combines the unique flavor of blue cheese with the sweet taste of pear preserves and every Texan’s favorite nut – the pecan. Ideal dish for a holiday party or a fun gathering among friends. Ingredients ½ cup pecan halves 2 ...

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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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