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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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Say “Howdy” to our 2017 Admission Discounts

With Memorial Day just a few days away, there is no better time to honor those who serve or have served in the United States Armed Forces. As a special salute to our country’s troops, the State Fair is once again kicking off its 2017 event with Military Appreciation Day, in partnership with the Texas Lottery Commission. On Opening Day …

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State Fair of Texas Releases 2017 Creative Arts Competition Handbook

DALLAS, TEXAS – May 22, 2017 – Now available online with all the details on the latest and greatest competitions, the 2017 Creative Arts Handbook is your guide to all things crafty. Whether you’re new to the crafting world or you consider yourself a Creative Arts veteran, the State Fair offers a wide variety of contests for participants on both …

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Mother’s Day Flowers

Hopefully we all remember to get flowers for our wonderful moms this Mother’s Day. What better way to treat her to something special than by giving her homegrown flowers? Today, I want to shine a spotlight on a few plants that can supply you with cut flowers to make your mom feel even more special on her day. Hydrangeas Hydrangeas …

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Celebrating Texans: T.R. Hoover CDC

As a fan of the State Fair of Texas, you probably already know that our theme for 2017 is “Celebrating Texans.” But what does this theme actually mean, and how do we go about celebrating Texans? Texans embody a unique spirit of unity, pride, and a desire to support one another. So, to celebrate these Texan traits, we are highlighting …

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State Fair of Texas Shoots for the Stars

Youth Livestock Supporters Raise $87,850 for Scholarship Fund The eighth annual State Fair of Texas Shooting for the Stars Sporting Clay event was the most successful shoot yet. A record-breaking $87,850 was raised with all proceeds going directly to the Fair’s Youth Livestock Auction and Scholarship Program. “We are extremely pleased with the outcome of this year’s event,” said Daryl …

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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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Tree Grafting with Drew

Did you know you can take one variety of fruit tree and attach it, or “graft” it, to a whole different variety of tree? Tree Grafting is just one of the many horticultural adventures we embark on daily as part of our exciting Big Tex Urban Farms initiative. In this video our Big Tex Urban Farms Manager, Drew Demler, will …

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Carrot Cake

Created by , Paige D. Hoyt – Lewisville, TX 2nd Place–Cake Baking Carrot cakes are a spring time classic! Enjoy this delicious recipe and be ready to {hop} on in to your spring festivities with the best dessert. Don’t forget to share a photo of your masterpiece by using #StateFairofTx Cake Ingredients 1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour 2 tsp. baking powder 2 tsp. …

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