Press Releases

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Current Press Releases

Big Tex Welcomes Back the Budweiser Clydesdales for the 2016 State Fair of Texas

The State Fair of Texas is honored to once again host the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, who join the list of featured exhibits for the 2016 Fair. Last appearing at the Fair in 2005, the Budweiser Clydesdales are making a long-awaited return to the great State Fair of Texas. After serving as a fairgoer favorite for so many years, the beloved ...

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Share Your Creativity, Texas Style – Creative Arts Contest Deadline Approaches

Are you blue ribbon worthy? The deadline to enter your creations into the 2016 State Fair of Texas is quickly approaching – don’t miss out on your chance to win! To participate in any of the pre-Fair Creative Arts contests, all entry forms and fees should be sent via mail and must be postmarked by Friday, July 22. Once the registration materials ...

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Mark Your Calendars for the Annual Fourth of July Celebration at Fair Park

DALLAS, TEXAS – June 27, 2016 – The City of Dallas, Friends of Fair Park, the State Fair of Texas and WFAA-TV (Channel 8) invite you to celebrate America with a day of family fun and fireworks at Fair Park Fourth. Enjoy live music and access to rides, games and concessions within the State Fair of Texas Midway, starting at ...

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State Fair of Texas Announces New Attractions for 2016

State Fair of Texas Announces New Attractions for 2016 DALLAS, TEXAS – June 15, 2016 – Celebrating 130 years of tradition, the State Fair of Texas returns this fall for another round of food, festivities and family fun. Themed “Celebrating Texas Agriculture,” the 2016 exposition kicks off on Friday, September 30 in historic Fair Park. Although it seems far away, ...

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State Fair of Texas Announces 2016 Free Concert Lineup

DALLAS, TEXAS – June 1, 2016 – 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 ...

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Big Tex Salutes the Red, White & Blue – State Fair of Texas Honors United States Armed Forces with Military Appreciation Day & Announces 2016 Admission Discounts

DALLAS, TEXAS – May 27, 2016 – 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. The State Fair of Texas would like to thank all the brave men and women of the military for their dedication to serving our great nation. ...

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State Fair of Texas Releases 2016 Creative Arts Competition Handbook

Now available online with all the details on the latest and greatest competitions, the 2016 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 ends of the spectrum. From jewelry making ...

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State Fair of Texas Announces 2016 Youth Scholarship Recipients

After serving as an integral part of the organization for 24 years, the State Fair of Texas Youth Scholarship Program continues to uphold the Fair’s mission by supporting agriculture, education and community involvement. The State Fair is delighted to carry on the tradition again this year and will be awarding college scholarships to 201 graduating high school seniors, with 90 ...

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State Fair Announces 2016 Theme “Celebrating Texas Agriculture”

The countdown to fun has officially begun – only 200 days until the State Fair of Texas® begins its annual 24-day run. With agriculture, education and community involvement at the heart of every decision, the State Fair passionately pursues opportunities to expand and build upon its mission. This year the State Fair of Texas celebrates 130 years of history with ...

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State Fair of Texas Announces Winners of the 2015 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. Presenting guests with an ample assortment of tasty treats, this year’s finalists proved that there is no shortage of creativity when it comes to the Big Tex® Choice Awards. After tasting all eight foods and carefully evaluating each item, ...

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