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Design Your Own Succulent Garden

Valentine’s Day is around the corner!  Are you looking for a new gift idea for your loved one other than roses? Why not get creative and design your own succulent garden!  Succulent gardens are right on trend for 2018 and have the advantage of staying alive long after they are given or received.  They are easy to make, cost about …

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Game Day Recipes from our Competition Kitchen

Tired of the same “game day” spread at your next party? Super Bowl Sunday is around the corner and this year, you can score big with these creative recipes from our 2017 Creative Arts Competition Kitchen, presented by Community Coffee. Each of these party-time dishes were created by fairgoers and were taste-tested by a panel of judges before the start …

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Urban Gardening with Drew: Growing Citrus Trees in Texas

Growing your own citrus tree can be a rewarding pleasure for a North Texas gardener. Not only are homegrown citrus fruit a real treat, but the tree itself can make a handsome addition to a patio or garden. With the “grow your own” movement in full swing, I decided to share with you my experiences with growing citrus in Texas. Citrus …

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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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