Press Releases

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Current Press Releases

Another Successful Year of Celebrating All Things Texan

DALLAS, TEXAS – October 22, 2017 – Although the Fair gates are closing on another run of Texas-sized fun, the memories made during the 2017 State Fair of Texas will remain. As an annual celebration of all things Texan, the tradition continued with the Fair’s 2017 theme, “Celebrating Texans.” This year, the Fair welcomed approximately 2.2 million people through the gates, as …

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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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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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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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State Fair of Texas Announces Winners of the 2017 Big Tex Choice Awards

It’s finally here, the moment you’ve all been waiting for – the highly-anticipated decision that denotes the ultimate achievement in fair food. The 13th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards, presented by VisitDallas, provided guests with an ample assortment of tasty treats. This year’s finalists proved that there is no shortage of creativity when it comes to this competition. After tasting …

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State Fair of Texas Announces Free Lineup of Pre-Fair Horse Shows

DALLAS, TEXAS – August 4, 2017 – Just in time to kick-off the State Fair of Texas are the 2017 pre-Fair horse shows! This month-long lineup offers a series of horse shows featuring teams and riders from all over the nation. Located in the Fair Park Coliseum and the Livestock Judging Pavilion, events begin August 4 and will take place …

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State Fair of Texas Announces the 2017 Big Tex Choice Awards Semi-Finalists

It’s that time of year again! State Fair concessionaires are gearing up to debut their latest and greatest edible innovations to the public. Following in the footsteps of last year’s success, the 13th Annual Big Tex® Choice Awards, presented by Visit Dallas, returns bigger and “batter” than ever. Whether your palette craves something savory or more of a sweet dream, …

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Three Winners to be Crowned at the 13th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards

The race is has begun as concessionaires return to their kitchens in preparation for another Fair food frenzy at the State Fair of Texas. Entries are now being accepted for the 13th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards competition. Building on the success of 2016’s event, the Fair is excited to announce a few enhancements that will be debuting during this …

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New Attractions for 2017

Celebrating 131 years of tradition in the fall, the State Fair of Texas® will return for another season of food, festivities, and family fun. Themed “Celebrating Texans,” this year’s exposition kicks off on Friday, September 29 in historic Fair Park. The State Fair team is already in full Fair mode, prepping and planning for the big event. Adding on to …

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2017 Chevrolet Main Stage Lineup Announced!

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 Fair is proud to announce the initial list of confirmed headliners scheduled to appear on the Chevrolet Main Stage in this year’s free concert series, included …

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