Creative Texas Blog

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against the State Fair of Texas

State Fair Awarded More than $298,000 in Attorney’s Fees and Sanctions DALLAS, TEXAS – October 19, 2017 – Judge Tonya Parker of the 116th District Court in Dallas has dismissed a lawsuit brought against the State Fair of Texas by the Austin law firm Riggs & Ray, P.C., which appeared to be acting to further the political agenda of a party that …

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4 Fair Contests That Are Too Sweet to Miss

You know you have the most decadent chocolate dessert, why not show it off? See how you can put your recipe to the test and earn the title for best Chocolate Dessert, among others, in the Creative Arts Competition Kitchen. What contests should you enter? The Cookie Contest (10/15).  Are your friends constantly begging you for your cookie recipes?  Whether …

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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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Three Things Fun for the Whole Family that are FREE with Admission

Each day of the Fair, there are 110+ activities and shows that are included with admission.  We know that it is impossible to be to all 110, but here are a few ideas to entertain your family at the Fair while not even spending a dime! 1.Children’s Health Barnyard & Pan Am Arena.  Located next to each other on Nimitz …

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7 Things You Can Do at the Fair after 5 P.M.

A cool Texas breeze and the beautiful array of lights on Dallas’ night skyline naturally draw in a large crowd of fairgoers each evening.  But can you really get the full fair experience after 5 p.m.? Absolutely! Check out our list below, 7 Things You Can Do at the Fair After 5 p.m. 1. See the Fair from a Bird’s-Eye View– The …

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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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Wheel of Fortune’s Vanna White at the Texas Lottery Luck Zone

Texas Lottery is ending the State Fair in fashion, with Wheel of Fortune’s very own Vanna White making a special appearance in the Luck Zone! Stop by for some fun, the chance to win Texas Lottery prizes, and while you’re here – try your luck on the Wheel of Fortune scratch ticket for a chance to win other great prizes. …

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Cowboys Day with the Texas Lottery

Come out and show your game day spirit as the Texas Lottery celebrates the Dallas Cowboys by giving away great prizes! Wear your Blue and Silver to the Fair and then head over to the Texas Lottery Luck Zone for fun and excitement. Official Cowboys merchandise will be given away to lucky fans so don’t miss your chance to win. …

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