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Thanksgiving Recipes from our 2017 Creative Arts Competition!

Thanksgiving is upon us and just like you, we are thankful for so much this year, including our 2017 State Fair of Texas. Among our favorite things at the Fair are our Creative Arts competitions. During this holiday season, we can’t help but reminisce on some of the delicious foods that were entered into the 2017 Competition Kitchen presented by …

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Fall/Winter Planting with Drew Demler and the Big Tex Urban Farms

Fall should be a busy time in any Texas garden. When the weather finally starts to turn cooler and the days get shorter, most of our summer crops will be giving their final yields. When the summer crops finally give out, it’s time to make way for our fall and winter veggies! Fortunately, the Texas climate allows us to have …

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10 Big Tex Instagram Posts We Love From 2017

One of our favorite things about the State Fair of Texas is watching all of you enjoy the Fair just as much as we enjoy putting it together every year. In the age of social media, we have a brand new window to view fairgoers capturing their favorite State Fair of Texas moments. We love seeing your Facebook posts, reading …

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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 bond …

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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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