Each new day at the 2015 State Fair of Texas brings exciting shows, family-friendly activities, live music, and so much more.
Visiting the Fairgrounds today? Be sure to add these five not-to-miss events to your to-do list.
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Daily Top 5 for October 10. 2015
Presented by AT&T
Buildings open at 10 a.m.
Texas vs OU
Played at the iconic Cotton Bowl Stadium since 1929, the AT&T Red River Showdown marks a classic competition between two Big 12 Conference teams and represents one of the biggest rivalries in NCAA history. With approximately 100,000 people in attendance annually, this game attracts those who bleed burnt orange and crimson, along with others who are eager to see the craziness of this annual tradition for themselves.
Chevrolet Main Stage
Presented by Chevrolet.
With live music as one of its cornerstones, the State Fair of Texas presents 24 days of free concerts on the Chevrolet Main Stage, featuring a variety of musical acts across all genres. The stage showcases national and regional talent of all types, with all performances included in the price of admission. The Chevrolet Main Stage is an outdoor venue with a huge, festival-style stage and an ADA-compliant area for guests needing special assistance. Be sure to catch Kevin Fowler on the Main Stage tonight at 8:30.
Presented by Texas Monthly.
A hidden gem at the State Fair of Texas, the Magnolia Beer Garden is the ideal destination for beer connoisseurs, as well as any fairgoers looking for a nice place to sit down and unwind. With a vast assortment of brews, there is something to please every taste! Patrons love this relaxing environment, located in the outdoor courtyard of the historic Magnolia Lounge, complete with a canopy of trees and a shaded balcony. Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Lone Star Horse Spectacular
Sponsored by Renewals by Andersen.
From 1519 to present day, six flags have flown over the great state of Texas. In the Fair’s newest production, visitors get the chance to celebrate the rich history of our state and each of its flags as they are paraded in a horse-led pageantry. Themed to traditional Texas music, the event features professional riders on horseback, performing in coordination with the historical narrative. Sit down and join Texas native Barry Corbin as he narrates the show, telling the spectacular story of the great Lone Star State. Shows at 3, 4, and 5 p.m. in the Pan-American Arena.
Visit Big Tex
As the official State Fair icon, and a Texas icon himself, Big Tex welcomes the annual crowd of fairgoers with a friendly wave and a hearty, “Howdy, Folks!” Making his first Fair debut in 1952, Big Tex has since become a household name and a time-honored tradition. Year after year millions of visitors come from far and wide to experience the State Fair, holding a special place in their hearts for its beloved icon, Big Tex. Representing a place where families create lifelong memories, Big Tex embodies every aspect of Texas culture, from the spirit of tradition to the sense of community.