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 Monday, September 28, 2015
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Guided Livestock Tour
Want to get up close and personal with State Fair livestock? Take a tour of their living quarters and have all your questions answered by resident student experts! Livestock is at the heart of Texas culture, economy and livelihood. At the State Fair livestock barns you can test your livestock terminology and check out more than 15 different breeds of cattle, along with an assortment of sheep, rabbits, llamas and more. Sixteen daily guided tours every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, departing from the Champions Row area in Ag-Power Plaza.
State Fair Auto Show
This event is the largest new car auto show in the Southwest, showcasing approximately 400 of the latest models from the world’s leading manufacturers. Bring your family and check out the hottest new rides, while also enjoying fun interactive exhibits and live entertainment. Whether you’re a diehard car fanatic or you just like to look around at the latest new models, this show is the ultimate destination for all things auto. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Automobile and Centennial buildings, and in the Truck Zone.
United States Marines Drum & Bugle Corps
Straight from Washington, D.C., the famed U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps thrills the crowds with daily concerts in the Marine Corps Square, as well as a performance in the nightly Starlight Parade. The Corps will begin their Fair performances on September 25, including a special appearance in the Opening Day Ceremony. Catch this patriotic event while you can – they’re only here ’til October 6! Show at 4 p.m. at Marine Corps Square.
Wild West Pet Palooza
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The Wild West Pet Palooza, featuring Joel Slaven’s Professional Animals, includes an array of comical skits starring animals that have been rescued from shelters across the nation. Boasting an impressive cast of critters ranging from cats and dogs to pigs and porcupines, this show is full of family fun. The show is run by nationally acclaimed animal trainer Joel Slaven, who has been working with animals for more than 40 years and has trained animals for major films such as “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” and “That Darn Cat.” Slaven and his staff of trainers have adopted hundreds of homeless pets and brought them back to star in shows all around the country. Shows at 1, 2:30, 4:30 and 6 p.m. in the Band Shell.
Shop ‘till you Drop in the Coliseum Marketplace
The ideal destination for shoppers, the Coliseum Market Place offers more than 60 exhibits featuring crafts, clothing, accessories, jewelry, food, health and beauty, home décor, household goods, pet products, tools and travel merchandise. Coliseum open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.