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State Fair of Texas Contributes $4 Million to the City of Dallas for Fair Park

DALLAS, TEXAS – March 21, 2018 – The State Fair of Texas aims to preserve its historical Fair Park home by helping to fund necessary improvements to its buildings and facilities. In 2018, the Fair is giving the City of Dallas $4 million to help pay for major maintenance and improvements at Fair Park, with the decision on how to …

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Live with the Big Tex Team: Creating the 2018 Theme

Go behind the scenes at Matchbox Studio to discover how a collaborative team of designers developed the State Fair of Texas’ 2018 theme: Celebrating Texas Innovation. Jen and Jason from the Big Tex Team at the State Fair of Texas take viewers to Deep Ellum, a neighboorhood in Dallas, Texas, where they chat with Zack and Christian from Matchbox Studio …

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Spring Recipes in Full Bloom

With pleasant spring weather rolling into Texas this month, it’s time for get-togethers with friends and family to hunt eggs, spend some time in the great outdoors, or simply gather around the table to eat! Need some inspiration for new dishes and desserts to whip up in the kitchen?  Look no further than these delicious recipes created by participants in …

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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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