Big Tex Insider Blog

Vote FOR the Dallas bond program!

Fall means the annual State Fair of Texas and it also means election time. In fact, you may not be aware that on November 7, Dallasites will go to the polls to decide on an important bond program. As this proposed program will make our great hometown even greater, the State Fair urges Dallas citizens to vote FOR all 10 …

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Another Successful Year of Celebrating All Things Texan

DALLAS, TEXAS – October 22, 2017 – Although the Fair gates are closing on another run of Texas-sized fun, the memories made during the 2017 State Fair of Texas will remain. As an annual celebration of all things Texan, the tradition continued with the Fair’s 2017 theme, “Celebrating Texans.” This year, the Fair welcomed approximately 2.2 million people through the gates, as …

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Top Steer Sets New Record at State Fair of Texas Youth Livestock Auction

The 69th Annual Youth Livestock Auction kicked off with a record-setting sale of the 2017 Grand Champion Market Steer. This year’s prize-winning animal was generously purchased by Superior Trailers and the Big Tex Champion Club, making auction history with their highest bid of $141,000. With 424 steers entered into the Youth Market Steer Show this year, earning the Grand Champion title …

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State Fair of Texas Introduces New Tradition, “The Champ”

DALLAS, TEXAS – September 27, 2017 – The State Fair of Texas is excited to debut a new tradition to the fairgrounds during the 2017 season. Big Tex has a new friend, and you can call him “The Champ.” Standing at 10 feet tall and stretching 15 feet long, “The Champ” can be found at the center of Pan Am …

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Uber at the Fair!

Take Uber for a fast, seamless and affordable ride to the State Fair of Texas. New to Uber? Download the Uber app and sign up with the promo code TXSF17 to get $15 off your first ride! Sign up here: https://get.uber.com/go/TXSF17. The Uber pick-up/drop-off area is conveniently located at the intersection of Pacific and Gurley, just outside Gate 1. When you’re ready to head …

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U.S. Coast Guard presented 2017 Pride of Texas Award

During the 2017 Opening Ceremony, State Fair of Texas President, Mitchell Glieber, will present a deserving group of people with the second annual Pride of Texas Award. The Pride of Texas Award recognizes an individual or group whose accomplishments have made all Texans proud; in 2016, the inaugural award honored the Dallas Police Department, following the tragedies of the July …

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State Fair of Texas Announces Finalists for the 2017 Big Tex Choice Awards

DALLAS, TEXAS – August 16, 2017 – The final countdown to who will win one of the most coveted titles in all of Texas begins. The State Fair of Texas is proud to once again partner with VisitDallas to present the 13th Annual Big Tex® Choice Awards food competition. For the first time, three winners will be receiving awards for: …

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State Fair of Texas Announces the 2017 Big Tex Choice Awards Semi-Finalists

It’s that time of year again! State Fair concessionaires are gearing up to debut their latest and greatest edible innovations to the public. Following in the footsteps of last year’s success, the 13th Annual Big Tex® Choice Awards, presented by Visit Dallas, returns bigger and “batter” than ever. Whether your palette craves something savory or more of a sweet dream, …

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2017 Pre-Fair Horse Shows

Every year, in the lead up to “Howdy, Folks,” the State Fair hosts several horse shows in the Coliseum and Livestock Judging Pavilion; both are located right here on the Fair Park grounds. These events take place every weekend starting in August and will run through September 16th.  All horse shows are FREE to the public and are fun entertainment for …

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Three Winners to be Crowned at the 13th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards

The race is has begun as concessionaires return to their kitchens in preparation for another Fair food frenzy at the State Fair of Texas. Entries are now being accepted for the 13th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards competition. Building on the success of 2016’s event, the Fair is excited to announce a few enhancements that will be debuting during this …

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