Press Releases

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Current Press Releases

Tickets Now Available for the 2015 State Fair of Texas and Big Tex Choice Awards

DALLAS, TEXAS – July 31, 2015 – Tick tock, it’s time to buy your tickets for the great State Fair of Texas! To kick off the 2015 season, the State Fair has begun selling general admission tickets, food and ride coupons, as well as tickets to the 11th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards. All tickets are available to order online …

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The City of Dallas, Friends of Fair Park, the State Fair of Texas and WFAA-TV Invite You to the Annual Fourth of July Celebration at Fair Park

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 at the City of Dallas’ official Independence Day celebration, Fair Park Fourth. Enjoy live music, water features and access to rides, games and concessions within the State Fair of Texas Midway, starting …

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State Fair of Texas Season Passes On Sale Now!

Fair season is right around the corner, which means it’s never too early to start planning your trip to the great State Fair of Texas! The big event kicks off September 25 for its annual 24-day run. Get your passport to Texas tradition with the State Fair Season Pass, on sale now. The Fair is bringing you the best value …

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State Fair of Texas Gets Crafty with 2015 Creative Arts Competition Handbook

  For all you cooking and crafting enthusiasts and Fair fanatics – the wait is over, your official 2015 State Fair of Texas Creative Arts Competition Handbook has arrived! The State Fair is bringing you yet another year of top-notch competitions and chances to show off your creative side. Whether you’re new to the crafting world or you consider yourself …

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State Fair of Texas Announces 2015 Youth Scholarship Recipients

DALLAS, TEXAS – April 17, 2015 – After serving as an integral part of the organization for 23 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 …

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State Fair of Texas Elects New Board Chairman

DALLAS, TEXAS – April 15, 2015 – The Board of Directors for the State Fair of Texas appointed Richard Knight, Jr. as its new chairman of the board and chairman of the executive committee for the organization during their annual meeting today. Mr. Knight will replace Alan Walne, who stepped down today following his four-year term as chairman. Mr. Knight was elected …

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State Fair of Texas and Big Thought Partner to Promote Innovative Learning

With education at the core of its foundation, the State Fair of Texas aims to provide quality educational opportunities for students within the community, both locally and statewide. In line with this mission, the Fair currently donates 1.7 million free admission tickets each year to students and teachers at North Texas schools. In support of its student ticketing program, the …

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State Fair of Texas Announces 2015 Theme

Get your bags packed and your road maps ready – the State Fair of Texas® is just around the corner, bringing you an all-access pass to Texas-sized fun! A celebration of all things Texan, the State Fair encourages visitors to explore the great Lone Star State and all it has to offer. A combination of entertainment, art, agriculture, history and …

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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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