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Fruit Trees in January

Here is a short, and dare I say sweet, blog post from our Errol McKoy Greenhouse Manager: January is a great time to plant fruit trees. The trees are dormant, which is good for planting, and the garden centers usually have their best selection of the year. Here are a few links to articles that I wrote throughout the past couple …

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State Fair in the Community

Happy New Year! I’m excited about the opportunity to share my thoughts and the amazing work that goes on daily at the State Fair of Texas in our community. Community Involvement and Education are both part of our mission and are critical to our focus of being a great partner and neighbor.  Since April 1, I’ve been honored to serve …

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Black Eye Pea Recipes for New Year Luck

Howdy Everyone! From our State Fair of Texas family to yours, we hope y’all had a wonderful holiday! With the New Year right around the corner, our Errol McCoy Greenhouse on the Midway Manager, Drew Demler, has put together a few tips on growing black-eyed peas as well as two of his favorite recipes. Enjoy! Not only are black-eyed peas …

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Christmas Cacti, Holidays Gifts And More!

The holidays are upon us once again. It is time to get ready for those big meals, Christmas lights, eggnog by the fireside and pecan pie! Two years ago I wrote an article about two of my favorite holiday traditions, Christmas trees and poinsettias. Since I have covered that already, I want to talk about other holiday décor items that …

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Win A State Fair of Texas Christmas Ornament

Enter now for your chance to win! Now’s your chance to win a hand-painted Christmas ornament created for the Fair’s 2016 theme, “Celebrating Texas Agriculture.” Be sure to enter by December 10, 2016 for your chance to have this ornament on your tree this holiday season. The deadline to enter for this promotion has ended.

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Ten reasons we’re thankful

With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, the State Fair of Texas would like to take some time to reflect on a few of the many reasons that we give thanks this holiday season. From some of our favorite memories at the 2016 State Fair of Texas, to all of the men and women who dedicate their lives every …

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Most Successful Fair in 130-Year History

They say all good things must come to an end, but goodbyes are never easy. As Big Tex bids his final farewell for the year, it’s hard to believe that the 2016 State Fair of Texas is coming to a close. This year the Fair welcomed 2,408,032 people through the gates. Proving to be the most successful year in Fair …

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Big Tex Treats & Eats for Sunday, October 23, 2016

Big Tex Treats & Eats Presented by Community Coffee

New Foods: Blackened Shrimp Baked Potato and Fried Cajun Crisp Blackened Shrimp Baked Potato Seasoned Blackened Shrimp with a hint of Spice resting on a hot baked potato. Drizzled with butter and topped with cheese then sprinkled with parsley. Fried Cajun Crisp are deep fried crispy puffs sprinkled with Cajun seasoning right out of the fryer over at Stuffed Wings! …

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Big Tex Treats & Eats for Saturday, October 22, 2016

Big Tex Treats & Eats Presented by Community Coffee

New Foods: Fried Smoked Salmon Croquetts and Deep Fried Clam Chowda Fried Smoked Salmon Croquetts are crispy croquettes with remoulade sauce and State Fair fried alongside some delicious Cajun fries. Find this tasty new food item at La-Kam’s bar & Grill. Deep Fried Clam Chowda is 3 clam chowder nuggets double breaded (with panko and jalapeno bread crumbs) and then …

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