Press Releases

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Current Press Releases

Big Tex is Hiring: State Fair of Texas Seasonal Job Applications Now Available Online

The 2017 State Fair of Texas is just a few months away, and Big Tex is officially looking for job applicants. Seasonal job applications are now available online for a variety of departments and positions. The State Fair is a beloved Texas tradition, so it’s easy to see why working at the Fair is just as fun as attending the annual …

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Say “Howdy” to our 2017 Admission Discounts

With Memorial Day just a few days away, there is no better time to honor those who serve or have served in the United States Armed Forces. As a special salute to our country’s troops, the State Fair is once again kicking off its 2017 event with Military Appreciation Day, in partnership with the Texas Lottery Commission. On Opening Day …

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State Fair of Texas Releases 2017 Creative Arts Competition Handbook

DALLAS, TEXAS – May 22, 2017 – Now available online with all the details on the latest and greatest competitions, the 2017 Creative Arts Handbook is your guide to all things crafty. Whether you’re new to the crafting world or you consider yourself a Creative Arts veteran, the State Fair offers a wide variety of contests for participants on both …

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State Fair of Texas Shoots for the Stars

Youth Livestock Supporters Raise $87,850 for Scholarship Fund The eighth annual State Fair of Texas Shooting for the Stars Sporting Clay event was the most successful shoot yet. A record-breaking $87,850 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 …

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State Fair of Texas Awards $1.3 Million to Texas Youth

Since its establishment in 1992, the State Fair of Texas® Youth Scholarship Program has continued to uphold the Fair’s nonprofit mission of supporting agriculture, education and community involvement. To celebrate 25 years of supporting Texas youth through college scholarships, the State Fair honored its Dallas-area scholarship recipients at the annual Youth Scholarship Luncheon today. Graduating high school seniors and their …

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State Fair of Texas Supports Global Youth Service Day

DALLAS, TEXAS – March 22, 2017 – Considered one of the largest service events in the world, Global Youth Service Day engages millions of youth around the globe to find their voice and take action on vital issues. The event is observed across 100 countries with more than 4,000 projects completed during its 3-day span. Heading into the global event’s …

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2017 Theme: Celebrating Texans

Another season of Texas-sized fun is right around the corner, bringing people from around the nation a unique way to experience everything the Lone Star State has to offer, all in one place. As the saying goes, “everything is bigger in Texas,” and our deep-rooted sense of Texan pride is no exception. Since its establishment in 1886, the Fair has …

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Fair Pledges a Minimum of $6 Million to City of Dallas

As part of the community tenet of its mission, the State Fair of Texas aims to preserve its historical Fair Park home while helping to fund necessary improvements to its buildings and facilities. Following the most successful year in its history, the State Fair is proud to pledge a minimum of $6 million to the City of Dallas to be used …

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Most Successful Fair in 130-Year History

They say all good things must come to an end, but goodbyes are never easy. As Big Tex bids his final farewell for the year, it’s hard to believe that the 2016 State Fair of Texas is coming to a close. This year the Fair welcomed 2,408,032 people through the gates. Proving to be the most successful year in Fair …

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State Fair of Texas Awards Inaugural Pride of Texas Award

During the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 State Fair of Texas, State Fair President Mitchell Glieber surprised everyone by awarding the Dallas Police Department with a bronze statue resembling Big Tex from the State Fair called the Pride of Texas Award. Glieber explained during the ceremony, that the State Fair team was inspired to begin this new tradition following the …

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