Press Releases

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Current Press Releases

State Fair of Texas Awards Nearly $1.4 Million to Texas Students

Since its establishment in 1992, the State Fair of Texas® Scholarship Program has continued to uphold the Fair’s nonprofit mission of supporting agriculture, education, and community involvement. Looking forward to another year of supporting Texas students through college scholarships, the State Fair honored its Dallas-area scholarship recipients at the annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon today. New recipients and their families gathered …

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State Fair of Texas Shoots for the Stars: Youth Livestock Supporters Raise $110,000 for Scholarship Fund

The ninth annual State Fair of Texas Shooting for the Stars Sporting Clay event was the most successful shoot yet. A record-breaking $110,000 was raised, with all proceeds going directly to the Fair’s Youth Livestock Auction and Scholarship Program. “We are extremely pleased with the outcome of this year’s event,” said Daryl Real, senior vice president of livestock and agriculture …

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2018 Theme: Celebrating Texas Innovation

From America’s first self-contained modern shopping center, stadium nachos, iconic corn chips, the frozen margarita machine, handheld calculators, to even corny dogs, several of the world’s favorite creations were introduced right here in the Lone Star State. Texas continues to be a state of innovation delivering groundbreaking inventions, technological advancements, and scientific milestones. Commemorating the significant Texans and Texas innovations …

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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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