Each new day at the 2015 State Fair of Texas brings exciting shows, family-friendly activities, live music, and so much more.
Daily Top 5 for Sunday, October 4, 2015
Presented by PAW Patrol
Buildings open at 10 a.m.
Wild West Pet Palooza
Presented by Kroger.
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.
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.
Big Texas Music Exhibit
Presented by the Les Paul Foundation, The Dallas Morning News and NBC 5.
Texas music is celebrated not only here in our great state, but all across the country. Honoring well-known Texas artists, the “Big Texas Music” exhibit includes memorabilia, audiovisual displays and social interactive pieces, as well as daily live music performances from a wide variety of artists. The exhibit features both artists who were born in Texas and those who have lived here and consider themselves natives. Spanning numerous decades, “Big Texas Music” showcases famous Texas musicians from every genre, celebrating the diverse range of talent hailing from the Lone Star State. Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hall of State.
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.
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. Today, visit the Main Stage to see national recording artists Cam (3 p.m.) and Kelsea Ballerini (5:30 p.m.) take the stage.
PAW Patrol is Going on a Paw-Tastic National Tour!
The PAW Patroller and a few Paw friends are headed out on the road this summer to visit state fairs across the nation and bring everyone’s favorite pups right to your hometown! With Little Charmers, Chubby Puppies and Sick Bricks along for the ride, the PAW Patrol team is sure to bring smiles to the kids from coast to coast with your favorite characters!
Come meet Chase and Marshall for an amazing PAW Patrol day full of Paw-Some activities! Watch your favorite Paw Patrol and Little Charmers episodes, have fun at our play station full of Pup-tastic toys and take complimentary picture at the green screen for a fun-filled family day!
Visit www.pawpatrol.com for more details!
PAW Patrol will be at the State Fair October 3 & 4 in Nimitz Terrace.