Press Releases

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Current Press Releases

One for the Books – The 2014 State Fair of Texas is a Fair to Remember

DALLAS, TEXAS – October 20, 2014 – That’s a wrap, folks! It’s hard to believe, but the 2014 State Fair of Texas® is coming to a close after a 24-day run – and a memorable one at that. This year’s Fair was one for the books, proving to be a record-breaking season not only in terms of numbers, but in ...

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Columbus Day Special Ticket Offer Information

The State Fair of Texas and DART Extend Special Offer for Columbus Day School Tickets Due to high winds and downed rail lines on DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit), the State Fair of Texas® and DART have partnered to offer students and teachers with Columbus Day school tickets the opportunity to come say “howdy” to Big Tex® on the final ...

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III Forks Steakhouse and Big Tex Champion Club Purchase Grand Champion Market Steer For Record $112,000 in State Fair of Texas Youth Livestock Auction

Going once… Going twice… Sold! In honor of the 66th Annual Youth Livestock Auction, the State Fair of Texas® kicked off the event with a record-setting sale of the 2014 Grand Champion Market Steer. For the second year in a row III Forks® Steakhouse joined hands with the Big Tex® Champion Club to place the highest bid on the prize-winning ...

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The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps Returns to the State Fair of Texas

When the gates open September 26, the occasion will mark the 51st appearance of the United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps at the State Fair of Texas. Each year, fairgoers eagerly await the return of “The Commandant’s Own,” a title recognizing the special status of the prestigious marching band.  After a year hiatus, the Corps will return to Marine ...

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The State Fair of Texas Announces Winners of the 2014 Big Tex Choice Awards

DALLAS, TEXAS – September 1, 2014 – The results are in and the winners have been declared! Thanks to the unique creations presented by this year’s finalists, the 10th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards featured a smorgasbord of culinary concoctions, with the perfect balance of sweet and savory. With eight finalists competing for the titles of Best Tasting and Most ...

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The State Fair of Texas Announces Finalists in the 2014 Big Tex Choice Awards

DALLAS, TEXAS – August 18, 2014 – Food has been at the heart of the State Fair of Texas® since the gates first opened in 1886. Since 2005, each year State Fair concessionaires cook up tasty and unique foods for a chance to become a finalist in the Big Tex® Choice Awards. In 2013, the Big Tex Choice Awards winners were chosen from ...

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The State Fair of Texas Announces New Attractions for 2014

“Howdy folks!” will boom once again as Big Tex® welcomes fairgoers to the State Fair of Texas®. He may be quirky, but he’s family. Join Big Tex for a 24-day celebration of Texas. Each year the State Fair of Texas celebrates our great state with amazing food, shopping, live music and family fun. There are hundreds of daily shows, a ...

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State Fair of Texas Announces New “Texas Sports Legends” Exhibit

The State Fair of Texas and the Dallas Historical Society, in cooperation with the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, present a new exhibit honoring a selection of individuals who have contributed to athletic history in Texas, titled “Texas Sports Legends.” The exhibit will be open daily during this year’s State Fair of Texas, September 26 through October 19. The “Texas ...

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State Fair of Texas Announces New Inductees to the Texas Heritage Hall of Honor

Since its establishment in 1992, the Texas Heritage Hall of Honor has recognized distinguished members of the Lone Star state who have paved the way for the future, specifically through their contributions to the agricultural heritage of our great state. Inductees consist of Texas trailblazers, both past and present, whose achievements stand unparalleled in the world of agriculture. From education ...

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State Fair of Texas Announces 2014 Chevy Main Stage Headliners

Lineup includes NEW Red River MusicFest • Presented by “The Texas Music Scene” with Ray Benson One of the cornerstones of the State Fair of Texas is live entertainment, and with approximately 85 performances throughout the course of 24 days, fairgoers can enjoy a variety of concerts on the Chevy Main Stage. The State Fair of Texas is proud to ...

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